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Professional Summary

As a Seniors Housing real estate advisor, Bob Gaines specializes in the Senior Housing market offering acquisition and disposition services, asset management, and advisory to assisted independent living communities and skilled nursing facilities in the Greater Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.


Bob brings a long track record of experience in real estate sales, and close to two decades in management, development, marketing, analysis and sales specifically for the senior housing industry. In his career, he has leased and sold more than $800 million in real estate assets.

The seniors housing industry is at the beginning of a projected 35 year expansion that will require services for a significant volume of residents equaling approximately 37% of the total population of the U.S. This tremendous opportunity has attracted a slew of new players and capital to the field. What Bob excels at is providing his clients the assurance he can “see through the noise” and offer a measured approach to qualifying opportunities and prospects. 

Gaines draws upon his expertise in the sale of senior living communities, sale and leaseback transactions, development and lease transactions, joint venture and equity access to successfully complete each transaction. Gaines’ areas of influence in this industry are in sales, equity creation, market and demographic analysis, land development, concept creation and operational management oversight.

Publications & Thought Leadership


University of Baltimore

Memberships & Involvements

Assisted Living Federation of America, National Investment Center (NIC) for Seniors Housing & Care Industry, Mid-Atlantic LifeSpan, Member- Seniors Housing Practice Group, Candidate CCIM designation,  Associate Broker in Maryland and Pennsylvania


Birchwood Capital
Bloyd Senior Living Properties
Brandywine Senior Living
Cahill Properties
Case Equites
Eagle Management
East Lake Capital Management
ETI Empire Holdings
Formation Development Group
Greenstein Group
Hamister Group
Harrison Senior Living
Highland Capital
Juniper Communities
LCB Senior Housing
Life Care Holdings
Meridian Senior Living
Ocean Pines Senior Living Community
Senior Living Fund
Shawnee Ridge
The Annapolitan
Time Group
Virtus Real Estate



Seniors Housing

Service Lines

Capital Markets


Seniors Housing Group

Featured Research

Oct 5, 2020

Field Report | Silver Tsunami

Philadelphians are looking at a serious senior housing shortage that needs correction - one that will only grow exponentially. This Field Report covers inventory shortfalls, opportunities and more.
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