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LM liquidator sells five retirement villages for $40M while Peter Drake faces court

March 27, 2015 News

$40M will be returned to the mums and dads who invested in the Gold Coast based LM Investment Management Fund which lost $400M when it collapsed two years ago. Read Story

New retirement village development set to hit 2,600 units in 2015 – 50% below target

March 27, 2015 News

Our back of envelope analysis of new unit development in retirement villages across the country identifies 2,600 units will be finished in calendar 2015. This is an increase of 1100 units over 2014, or 73%. Read Story

NZ’s retirement village operator Ryman launches the ‘Nobel’ prize of aged health innovation

March 16, 2015 News

The cash prize will be awarded to the best invention, idea, research concept or initiative that has enhanced the quality of life for the elderly, whether it is related to a retirement village or not Read Story

Australian Unity plans a second medium density aged care and retirement village facility in Prahran

March 15, 2015 News

Retirement village and care operator Australian Unity is reported to have paid more than $20M for a 2,662 square metre factory next to the inner city Prahran train station. Read Story

Manufactured home estate operator Gateway in $300M share listing this month

March 15, 2015 News

The Asian fund raising road show over the past four weeks appears to have paid off for investment banks UBS and Macquarie Group who now look to list MHE operator Gateway in the next two weeks for $300M. Read Story

Peter and Dawn MacKenzie sell nine Embracia care facilities and retirement villages to private family for ~$100M

March 15, 2015 News

After 26 years the founders of Embracia have decided to sell seven of their care facilities plus two retirement villages to another family business, McKenzie Aged Care Group. Read Story

Retirement village veteran Chas Jacobsen says care in villages is vital

March 11, 2015 News

The Village Glen Pioneer Chas Jacobsen reports that over the past 12 months his clientele of retirement village buyers has experienced a 100% change. Read Story

Retirement village home prices will continue to be strong in Sydney thanks to shortage of new family homes

March 11, 2015 News

Sydney is forecast to be 190,000 homes short within 10 years, according to a just released Property Council report, which will push up residential homes and retirement village home prices. Read Story

40% increase in the number of people searching for a retirement village in 12 months

March 09, 2015 News

66,321 people were searching to buy into a retirement village in the last month – that is 2,140 people every day. This represents an increase of 40% in 12 months. Read Story

Grant Thornton report predicts 198,000 extra people will join retirement villages over next 10 years

March 09, 2015 Moving into a village

Professional advisory firm Grant Thornton has issued a report that forecasts the number of Australians in retirement villages will rise by 198,000 people by 2025. Read Story

Intergenerational Report supports retirement village funding argument

March 08, 2015 Moving into a village

Retirement villages save government $2.16 billion per annum. Freeing up the Centrelink penalty on the cash surplus created by downsizing from the family home to a retirement village can increase this saving significantly. Read Story

Roger Kwok and his Malaysia partners buy two prestige Stockland retirement villages

March 07, 2015 News

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

Unlocking home equity combined with retirement villages solution to ageing population

March 07, 2015 Moving into a village

Unlocking home equity for seniors to move into retirement villages may not be the sexiest proposal around but it is one of the smartest and will help save the budget from full-scale blowout, according to new research released by the Property Council of Australia. Read Story

Ingenia rental village, retirement village and MHE profit jumps 85%

March 06, 2015 News

Rental villages, retirement 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

Retirement village operator Aveo shares jump 18% with positive retirement results

March 06, 2015 News

Aveo’s strategy to transform itself into a pure retirement village operator is starting to pay significant dividends Read Story

Greengate greenlights village, care facility

March 04, 2015 News

Private developer Greengate (Andrew Sweeney, Howard Smith, Matthew Fisher and the Myer Family) will next month complete their 89 apartment and 66 Suite agedcare facility St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra. Read Story

Linton Park rewriting resident expectations, contracts

March 04, 2015 News

It may take a novice to change the world for retirement village residents. Peter Dickson has been working for seven years to establish his vision for Linton Park outside Ballarat. Read Story

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

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