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Ray White committed to village, aged care sector

March 03, 2015 News

Joint Chairman of real estate firm Ray White, Brian White, has identified downsizing/transition from the family home to retirement villages and aged care as a significant long-term market segment. Read Story

Heavyweights work on downsizing dilemma

March 03, 2015 News

Readers of daily newspapers will have noted the sudden and positive coverage given last week to the concept of pensions being protected when seniors downsize from the family home. Read Story

Roger Kwok, partners buy two prestige Stockland villages

February 27, 2015 News

Perth village operator Roger Kwok has acquired the 79 apartment Rylands of Kew and 84 apartment Rylands of Hawthorn from Stockland. Both are prestige vertical villages originally built by the Buxton family and sold to Stockland in 2008. Read Story

Ingenia rental and MHE profit jumps 85%

February 27, 2015 News

Rental villages and manufactured home estates are delivering for Ingenia. Underlying profit jumped 85% to $6.7 million for six months to December - indicating $13 million profit over 12 months. Read Story

Aveo shares jump 18% with positive results

February 27, 2015 News

Aveo’s strategy to transform itself into a pure retirement village operator is starting to pay significant dividends with an 18% increase on their First Half Year net profit (after tax) of $23.8 million. Read Story

Meth lab found Californian retirement village

February 25, 2015 News

Traffic police in Fresno (south of San Francisco) found 4 ounces of the drug methamphetamine in the car of a 64 year old resident of the California League – Fresno Retirement Village. Read Story

Australia’s health strength recognised by Asian investors

February 24, 2015 News

Four days in Singapore discussing the Australian sectors Asian investors follow consistently found health was near the top of the list, and we can carve out a well competitive industry. Read Story

Thefts, low install costs drive acceptance of CCTV

February 23, 2015 Moving into a village

Watching the news wires each week reveals the number of thefts taking place in villages is steadily increasing. Read Story

Aveo reworks debt for expansion

February 23, 2015 News

Just on New Years Eve Aveo finalised the refinancing of its corporate funding, establishing a new $275M facility. Read Story

Aveo invests in two allied care businesses

February 23, 2015 News

Aveo CEO Geoff Grady has announced the purchase of 50% of The Physio Co. (VIC) and Mobile Rehab (QLD). Read Story

Consumer directed care providers 'not ready'

February 23, 2015 News

CEO of Australia’s largest home care package providor, Jason Howie of KinCare, believes the sector is not ready for the transition to consumer directed care. Read Story

Are rental villages the new affordable low care model?

February 23, 2015 News

Rob Levison is an extremely successful self-made businessman. What is he doing as the Chairman and major investor in Eureka Communities? Read Story

Industry disruption to hit private operators

February 19, 2015 News

The financial future of private operators in the retirement village sector is in doubt due to weaknesses discovered in current finance models. Read Story

Glenn Wheeler receives get well message

February 18, 2015 News

Still in intensive care two weeks after a horrific motor scooter accident, retirement village media personality Glenn Wheeler has been recognized by his local community for 30 years of generous contribution. Read Story

Stockland announces steady Half Year profit

February 18, 2015 News

The 63 village/8,416 unit Stockland retirement portfolio delivered a $16 million operating profit over the six months July to December 2014. Read Story

Public servants live for years longer

February 17, 2015 Moving into a village

Research by actuary and financial services company, Mercer, identifies that male State and Federal public servants have an average life expectancy of 88 while female bureaucrats can expect to live to 91 Read Story

Retirement villages in South Africa – a 'Life Right' contract

February 13, 2015 News

South Africa, like Australia, has a breadth of seniors accommodation around the retirement village model, operated by private and not for profit developers. Read Story

Aussie newcomer flexing sales muscle

February 12, 2015 News

If you are in doubt about the importance of marketing ‘care’ in your village offering, consider the success newcomer to the Australian market Ryman Healthcare is enjoying. Read Story

Van explosion rocks retirement village

February 12, 2015 News

A stolen Mitsubishi Express van that may have been used in a ram raid in Albury was set alight and exploded, showering a community facility with pieces of metal. Read Story

MHE operator Gateway looks to float for $300M

February 12, 2015 News

The management of manufactured home estate operator Gateway has commenced local and Asian roadshows to support a planned float of their 25 manufactured home estates. Read Story

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