Public Companies Spring Into Action This June

Public companies have made a statement so far in June, with a couple of REITs, one publicly traded operator and two foreign firms announcing acquisitions this week. First, across our border, Ontario-based Sienna Senior Living added one more Ontario retirement community to its portfolio. The 70-unit community in the town of Kingston sold for approximately […]

What Do The REITs Know?

When the Big Three healthcare REITs (Ventas, HCP and Welltower) largely divested their skilled nursing portfolios in the past few years, it prompted questions about the industry’s health. The exodus was kicked off in August 2015 by Ventas, which spun out most its skilled nursing/post-acute care portfolio into a separate REIT, Care Capital Properties (which […]

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CareTrust REIT’s Illinois Skilled Nursing Expansion

Since its spin-off from The Ensign Group in June 2014, CareTrust REIT has been one of the most active buyers in both seniors housing and skilled nursing M&A markets. It has grown from its initial portfolio of 96 properties to 158 net-leased healthcare properties and three operated seniors housing properties in 21 states. The acquisitions […]

CareTrust REIT’s Wisconsin senior care strategy

CareTrust REIT just doubled down on its Wisconsin senior care strategy. Almost a year after acquiring an assisted living community in West Allis, Wisconsin from Priority Life Care (and then leasing it back), CareTrust is acquiring two more memory care communities in the Milwaukee MSA for approximately $26.1 million, or $296,591 per unit. The communities were […]

Priority portfolio

CareTrust REIT picked up a portfolio of skilled nursing facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, adding a new tenant relationship in the process. Priority Management Group will take over operations, under a master lease agreement with CareTrust, at four recently built (or recently renovated) skilled nursing facilities that total 540 skilled nursing beds and 28 […]

Back to Boise

Boise, Idaho-based Cascadia Healthcare, a regional provider of transitional/skilled nursing care, just expanded its relationship with one of the more active buyers in 2016, CareTrust REIT. A few months after Cascadia sold (and then leased back) its 98-bed skilled nursing facility in Boise to CareTrust for $8.9 million, or $90,816 per bed, the provider broke […]

CareTrust’s California buying spree

California-based CareTrust REIT didn’t travel far to close its last couple of deals, adding five in-state senior care facilities to its portfolio in just a week. First, the REIT acquired a 59-bed skilled nursing facility in Petaluma for $6.9 million, or $116,949 per bed, bringing in a new tenant in West Harbor Healthcare to operate. […]

CareTrust’s buying spree continues

CareTrust REIT entered the Michigan market, acquiring four assisted living/memory care communities in the state for $30.8 million, or $163,830 per unit. The assisted living/memory care portfolio includes a 46-unit community in Clarkston, a just-built 40-unit community in Goodrich, a 62-unit community in Burton and a 40-unit community in Lapeer. Similar to previous transactions this […]

CareTrust’s buying spree

What has gotten into CareTrust REIT this year? When most other REITs are taking a significant step back in terms of buying, the California-based CareTrust has made 11 acquisitions, for 21 facilities, so far in 2016 (which already equals the number of facilities acquired in 2015). First, the company purchased two communities in North Carolina […]