OverviewThree generations of Americans are now older than 65: the Greatest Generation (who are 85 years old and older), the Silent Generation (who are between the ages of 68 and 84), and the Leading Edge Boomers (who are now turning 65). An analysis of the coming shifts in the housing markets for seniors, this report reviews the current demographics of those aged 65 and older and examines how the statistics will change in the coming decade. Discussing the consequences of the upcoming shifts, including the change in markets for the various kinds of senior housing—it presents ideas for how to best meet the demands of these new and expanding markets. Home builders, developers, lenders, and students in housing and real estate programs will benefit from this informative book.
Author BiographyJohn K. McIlwain is a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute and the J. Ronald Terwilliger Chair for Housing. He is also the chairman of the Center for Housing Policy, a former president of the National Housing Conference, and the founder and former senior managing director of the American Communities Fund. He is the author of Housing in America: The Next Decade. He lives in Washington, DC.