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Real estate

Preparing for the next decade of senior housing investments

Melissa Reagen
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Daniel Manware
Director of Research, Real Estate, Americas
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Introduction to senior housing: The number of people entering retirement has propelled investor interest in the U.S. senior housing sector over the last cycle. However, many investors and developers beat the stronger demand wave that will materialize over the next 10 years. The population of 75+ year olds is expected to grow over the next decade, compared to the growth over the last 10 years. This demographic shift has profound implications for senior housing as this generation will eventually need to look beyond their traditional single-family homes and towards housing facilities with assisted services and healthcare support.

The growing number of seniors will likely outpace the number of caregivers available for in-home care. And this trend is likely to drive demand for senior housing when seniors can no longer take care of themselves at home. With the outsized cost of home healthcare, the senior housing sector serves as a favorable housing option for seniors to age with support and care.


In our opinion, the high concentration of obsolete stock creates opportunity to develop the next generation of senior living facilities focused on technology, safety, wellness.

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