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Business briefs for Thursday, July 23

NIC issues RFP for national study comparing COVID-19 effects in senior living and care facilities compared to non-congregate settings … SEC issues new final rule requiring proxy advisory firms to disclose material conflicts of interest … Greystone secures $120M in financing to redevelop 23 Texas affordable multifamily and senior living properties … MassHousing provides nearly $10M in affordable housing financing for new senior living community … HJ Sims helps close financing for North Carolina life plan community expansion

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Move-in acceleration within seniors housing at highest level since late March: NIC survey

Pent-up demand from residents and families as well as the easing of COVID-19-related move-in restrictions freeing up a backlog of pre-pandemic planned move-ins has pushed move-in acceleration to its highest level since late March, according to data collected from the most recent Executive Survey results from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Second-quarter senior housing occupancy rate is lowest on record, NIC says

Senior housing occupancy in the second quarter was at the lowest level on record since the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care began reporting data in 2006, NIC said Thursday. Individually, the sectors of assisted living and independent living set or matched previous record lows for occupancy in the second quarter, NIC Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace told McKnight’s Senior Living.

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Occupancy numbers hit historic lows: NIC

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the second quarter, units in the senior living sector emptied out as never before. Occupancy levels declined by 2.8% to 84.9%, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. Both tallies were the worst ever recorded by NIC, which has been tracking such numbers for the past 14 years.

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NIC point-in-time survey shows COVID-19 cases, testing higher in settings where residents have greater care needs

Suspected and confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are higher in senior living and care settings where resident care needs are greater, according to results of a small survey released Friday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. But, generally speaking, COVID-19 testing also is more prevalent in higher-need settings.

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