Stephen M. Monroe, Editor
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Norwalk, CT – February 2, 2012 – The SeniorCare Investor is hosting a fast-paced online conference on Thursday, February 16th. The conference will address major seniors housing market issues in 2012 and analyze 2011 M&A activity statistics. In 2011, the seniors housing and care M&A market boasted its strongest year since the peak of the market in 2006-2007. High quality properties, low interest rates and aggressive bidding fueled positive results, but a CMS Medicare cut late in the year dampened some investors’ interest in skilled nursing. 2012 may be a crossroads for M&A. Many looming issues have the potential to collide with the forces that have propelled the market to its recent height.

The moderator of the conference, Stephen M. Monroe, Editor of The SeniorCare Investor and The Senior Care Acquisition Report, will pose topical questions including: Will the volume of high quality communities for sale decrease? Will companies and investors continue to invest in SNFs when Medicare and Medicaid seem to be under constant pressure for rate reductions? Will REITs return in force after completing nearly $20 billion of acquisitions in a 12-month period? Are buyers paying too much just because capital is relatively cheap, and if so, what does that mean for the future?

Our hand-selected panel of seniors housing experts will address these issues and answer any pressing questions the audience chooses to submit. Experts include: Larry Cohen, President and CEO, Capital Senior Living, Arnold Whitman, Chairman, Formation Capital, Phil Anderson, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman, Steve Monroe, Editor of The SeniorCare Investor and The Senior Care Acquisition Report, – plus additional speakers to be announced.

The publisher of The SeniorCare Investor, Eleanor B. Meredith, invites you to take part in this must-see online conference.  It looks likely that assisted living average prices may have been close to a record in 2011 because of the higher quality properties brought to market.  The strength of this market is expected to continue into 2012, but the volume of high-quality communities for sale could be a limiting factor. In skilled nursing, the Medicare cut in late 2011 certainly dampened investors’ interest, but there is still an active M&A market. How long will this last?

This online conference, hosted by The SeniorCare Investor, is expected to generate a stimulating discussion on the developments in seniors housing M&A this year. If you’re interested in financing or investing in skilled nursing, assisted living or independent living facilities, you won’t want to miss this fast-paced online conference entitled, ‘Seniors Housing M&A Market Year End Review and Outlook: Momentum Vs. Economic Challenges,’ on Thursday,  February 16th at 1:00 pm ET.

 Find out what happened to the average price per unit for assisted living facilities, the average price per bed for skilled nursing facilities, and cap rates for assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities in 2011 as we release our preliminary data on the M&A market.  All of this up-to-date data and information can be found in the soon to be published 2012 Senior Care Acquisition Report.

The SeniorCare Investor is published by Irving Levin Associates, Inc., founded in 1948 and the leading publisher of newsletters, reports and online data on mergers and acquisitions data in the seniors housing and health care industry. 

Please visit or call 1-800-248-1668 for more information about this interactive conference.

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