Birchwood Conference/Panel Activity

Birchwood Healthcare Partners has recently participated in a number of panel discussions at various conferences around the country.  In March, Rutul Shah was a panelist at the HJ Sims Conference in Orlando, Florida on “Acquisitions – Targeting, Valuing, Pricing and Financing.”  Also in March, Isaac Dole was a panelist at the National Investor Center (NIC) senior housing conference in Dallas, TX on “Debt Financing for Real Estate and Cash Flow Business Lines.”  In April, Isaac Dole was a panelist at the Ziegler National CFO Conference on “What can we learn from our for-profit peers?”

On May 10th, Birchwood will participate in The SeniorCare Investor’s upcoming webinar, The 40-Year Old SNF: Part II. The webinar will take place on May 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET and will be hosted by Irving Levin Associates.

In 2016, we held our first webinar specifically talking about the old of the old skilled nursing facilities. There has been a definite shift away from the old SNFs, with new “transitional” care properties being built that are not certified for Medicaid and have very short lengths of stay, something not really done 10 years ago. But providers and investors are still buying these older skilled nursing facilities, even as most people had written them off as well past their useful lives. But are they?  Key topics will include:

  • How the values between older and newer SNFs have been diverging
  • Who is buying the older properties and why
  • What it costs to renovate a 40-year old SNF
  • Whether you can really change the census mix of these old buildings
  • If there is an alternative use for these properties

More information about this webinar and how to participate can be found through the following link: In the coupon code box, use the word “SPEAKER” and receive a $50 discount.


Birchwood’s Isaac Dole to Speak at Seniors Housing Event

Link to Event

Seniors Housing Business magazine and France Media’s InterFace Conference Group are pleased to host the 3rd Annual InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast conference on August 25 in Atlanta at the Westin Buckhead.

The conference, which will feature a networking cocktail reception on the evening of Wednesday, August 24th, will focus on the state of seniors housing investment, development, financing and operations across markets in the Southeast. Over 300 high-level seniors housing executives attended the second annual InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast in 2015.

Topical and informative panel sessions will be coupled with numerous networking opportunities to create an information and education experience as well as a positive, unhurried networking and relationship-building atmosphere. If you are active in seniors housing in the Southeast, or if you are based outside the region but are active in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina, THIS IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT!

-Seniors housing investment and development activity and opportunities
-The outlook for demand and supply and what will drive occupancy and rates -The availability of debt and equity capital for seniors housing investment and development projects
-Operations trends and issues impacting the bottom line -The changing healthcare delivery model in seniors housing

Anyone involved in seniors housing in the Southeast including..
Lenders/Financial Intermediaries
-Investment Sales Brokers, Appraisers, Attorneys
-Architects, Design Specialists, Contractors
-Leasing & Marketing Professionals
-Vendors and Others Allied to the Field
And anyone investigating or interested in learning more about the seniors housing space!



InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast is produced by Seniors Housing Business and the InterFace Conference Group, a division of France Media, Inc. the largest commercial real estate publisher in the United States. France Media, Inc.’s titles include Seniors Housing Business, Student Housing Business, Shopping Center Business, Heartland Real Estate Business, Texas Real Estate Business, Southeast Real Estate Business, Northeast Real Estate Business, and Western Real Estate Business, along with 11 E-newsletters and numerous news and information sites.

Birchwood Health Care Properties Hosts Operator Conference

Chicago, IL (July 20th, 2016)

Birchwood hosted its first annual operator conference in Chicago on July 18th and 19th.  Approximately 40 people representing Birchwood and six of its operators gathered in Chicago to discuss a variety of challenges and opportunities facing the senior care industry.

One major focus of the discussion was improving care and preparing for alternative payment models and bundled payments in our 18 markets, which span 5 states.  Our keynote speaker was David Gifford, Senior VP for Quality & Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association.  David gave an excellent talk on quality-based reimbursement.

Other topics included national vendor pricing, data analysis for improving care, physical plant maintenance and strategy, customer service monitoring and improvement, strategies to reduce staff turnover and improve performance, and group purchasing organization strategies.

The Birchwood portfolio consists of 18 facilities and 2 ancillary companies in 5 states with 6 operators.

Birchwood HCP is a Chicago-based health care real estate private equity firm with a primary focus on senior housing and nursing home assets.  With deep industry relationships, access to capital and entrepreneurial structuring capability, Birchwood intends to capitalize on the highly fragmented and dynamic nature of the industry through ongoing acquisitions and development.