January 19, 2017
Senior Living Fund (SLF) was pleased to serve on a panel of leading senior housing experts at InterFace Seniors Housing Northeast in Philadelphia on November 15. As part of the event, SLF Chief Fund Manager
Dan Brewer shared his insights on the state of the senior housing investment market, covering major topics such as the decline of REITs in the seniors housing space, the influx of foreign capital into the market, and the changing face of skilled nursing and managed care facilities.
Brewer has over 30 years of business experience, including more than 20 years in real estate investment, capital placement and management. He began working with clients in the senior housing sector in 2008 and enjoys educating current and prospective real estate investors on the senior housing industry.
Throughout the panel, Brewer emphasized that while current demand may vary from market to market, the two most important factors in determining a project’s success are the quality of the operator and developer – two things that remain central to every community in which Senior Living Fund decides to invest.
“On average, we invest in less than 20% of the opportunities we consider. We want to make sure that the operator and developer are going to perform for our investors as well as for the seniors they will be serving,” he said.
Brewer’s panel, “Investment Market Update: Who’s Buying, Who’s Selling & What’s Driving Deal Velocity?” was moderated by Dan Baker, Vice President, Senior Housing Capital Markets, Investments at Avison Young. Baker has participated in over $2 billion worth of seniors housing transactions around the country since 2011. Other panel participants included Chris Kazantis, Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at AEW, and Joshua Jandris, Senior Director at Institutional Property Advisors.
Mr. Brewer will also be participating on an expert panel at the upcoming Interface Senior Housing West, which will be held in Los Angeles on March 9, 2017.