Senior Housing and Assisted Living Development


Carlton Fields’ attorneys have extensive experience working on the full life cycle of any senior housing and assisted living facility development, including site acquisition, development, land use, regulatory advice, tax planning, leasing, ownership, operation, financing, and disposition. Members of our cross-disciplinary and multigeographical industry group are extremely active in this sector, understand the business of senior housing and assisted living facilities, and have successfully guided clients to bring all forms of senior housing and assisted living projects to life, from conception to completion to exit strategies.



  • Representation of developer and operator in the conversion of a former nursing home facility into an assisted living facility, including land use, acquisition, construction financing, equity capitalization and Freddie Mac permanent financing
  • Representation of client in formation of equity fund to acquire assisted living and memory–care facilities in New England
  • Representation of sponsor in a portfolio sale of assisted living and Alzheimer’s facilities to a joint venture led by a public REIT and the subsequent co-investment by sponsor in such joint venture, including negotiation of master leases and management agreements for all facilities
  • Representation of senior housing management company in negotiation of management agreements for independent living, assisted living, and memory-care facilities
  • Representation of operator in ground-up development of assisted living facilities in eastern United States, including land acquisition, development contracts, equity investments, construction financing, and take-out permanent financing for all facilities

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