Seniors Housing Fund

Why Private Credit and Investments in Seniors Housing

What Is a Seniors Housing Fund?

A seniors housing fund, also known as a senior housing fund or senior living fund, is an investment vehicle dedicated to or focused on the seniors housing sector. As a growing asset class in commercial real estate, a fund provides opportunities to invest in senior living and seniors housing properties without having to own or manage those properties.

Wilshire Finance Partners (WFP) has several ways individuals can become involved in seniors housing, from more passive investments through the WFP Income Fund, or the WFP Opportunity Fund, to more active investments through direct limited partner and other investments in specific senior living facilities.  

Why Invest in Seniors Housing

The aging American population is transforming the seniors housing sector and fueling heightened demand in the industry, creating a compelling investment opportunity for investors. By 2030, all baby boomers will be aged 65 and older, a population now estimated at about 73 million strong, or 22% of the population. This demographic shift presents an opportunity for investors who want to invest in a growing sector of the real estate market without having to manage property or be tied to the volatility of the stock or bond markets. Further, investors can benefit from a diversified senior living fund across facilities and geographic locations through a single investment.

As one of the most recession-resistant real estate asset classes, the senior housing sector—specifically assisted living facilities—has weathered various economic challenges extremely well.

With greater access to seniors housing through private credit investment opportunities, accredited investors can capitalize on the rising tide of seniors and earn strong returns in a resilient industry that also gives them the ability to invest with purpose. Investing in seniors housing allows investors to make a positive social impact that improves the quality of life for older adults

Types of Funds

The WFP Income Fund is a short-term private credit fixed-income investment that seeks to provide stable income and principal protection to its investors primarily through the Income Fund’s investments in first trust deeds and mortgages secured by seniors housing, healthcare, multifamily, and commercial real estate.

The WFP Opportunity Fund seeks to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors through debt and equity investments in real estate within the United States. Underlying investments in the Opportunity Fund will include, without limitation, direct and indirect equity investments, joint ventures, deeds of trust and mortgages, participating loans, and other real estate related investments.

Investment Criteria and Factors

Wilshire’s team carefully evaluates investment opportunities through the WFP Income Fund and WFP Opportunity Fund. Specifically, our team looks to invest $1,000,000 - $10,000,000 in value-add acquisitions and refinances that create greater investment opportunity at a lower cost basis, finance senior living facilities that serve lower- to lower-middle income seniors to fill a need in the seniors housing market, and foster relationships directly with regional owners and operators who have a passion for serving seniors and a clear understanding of their facility(s) and local market.

With our deep knowledge in the seniors housing sector and cross-industry expertise in banking, real estate law, and investment management, our WFP Income Fund has delivered a stable net asset value (NAV) since inception, higher-risk adjusted returns, and greater diversification through our investments in first trust deeds and mortgages secured by seniors housing real estate. Further, our WFP Opportunity Fund has provided investors with access to investments in Senior Housing Facilities that can provide equity-like returns.1

Accredited investors are invited to learn more about Wilshire’s private credit investment opportunities in seniors housing. Request our WFP Income Fund Investor Kit and our WFP Opportunity Fund Investor Kit for additional information.

1 Past performance is not indicative of future result. 

Why Private Credit and Seniors Housing

As seasoned seniors housing lenders, Wilshire Finance Partners is a leading private debt fund that provides capital solutions in seniors housing and senior living ranging from $1 million to $10 million for various properties and projects. Wilshire’s lending philosophy in the senior housing sector is two-fold:  First, as an asset class seniors housing is a resilient, needs-based real estate with increasing demand. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be 65 years and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which means more housing and services are needed for the future.

Second, our lending philosophy goes beyond transactions and straight to the heart of the people involved. Wilshire partners with individuals and groups who care about the older adults they serve and are making business decisions in the best interest of both residents and employees, with a focus on sustainable growth.  

Benefits of Senior Housing

Seniors housing is a unique blend of real estate, and healthcare, and the benefits to supporting and lending in this asset class are innumerable.  Not only will demand for services and housing continue, so will economic opportunities created by the sector. Everyone wants to see their loved ones thrive and be cared for in their later years of life. At Wilshire, supporting these efforts to create housing opportunities, quality care, and more choices for aging seniors is not only a sound investment, but it directly and indirectly benefits Seniors.

Lending Criteria and Factors

Our senior housing finance program focuses on the following types of lending opportunities and properties:

From opportunistic acquisitions to acuity level transitions, there are ample ways for owners and operators to pair their vision with Wilshire Finance Partners’ financing solutions, funding a path forward that creates enhanced revenue to benefit residents, employees, and the greater community.

If you’re considering senior housing financing in pursuit of a strategic acquisition of a senior apartment community or a repositioning of an assisted living facility, explore some of our recent case studies to see how Wilshire Finance Partners has helped other owners and operators do just that.

Investments that fund the path forward today. Contact us to learn how. 

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