• Monarch Advisors Secures Construction Debt

    Monarch Advisors is on a roll. After recently sourcing acquisition debt for a skilled nursing facility in Topeka, Kansas, Alec Blanc has arranged construction financing for the development of a new 105-unit/124-bed senior care property with independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing in Muskegon, Michigan. The sponsor, based in... Read More »
  • CFG Finances Over $1.7 Billion in 2023

    Capital Funding Group announced the company executed or arranged more than $1.7 billion in financing across 50 deals in 2023. These financings included 24 healthcare bridge-to-HUD loans, five multifamily bridge loans and 11 HUD loans. Financing of the multifamily bridge-to-HUD loans totaled approximately $49.7 million of the company’s annual... Read More »
  • Family Office Acquires in California

    Sherman & Roylance was engaged by a new player in the seniors housing sector in its divestment of an assisted living/memory care community. The seller is refocusing its efforts on geographic areas closer to its core operations. The buyer, a San Diego-based family office, acquired the community for a purchase price of $8.25 million, or... Read More »
  • 60 Seconds with Swett: Where Are Senior Care Property Values Now?

    Where do values stand for seniors housing and care properties after more than a year of capital markets upheaval and persistent, post-pandemic operational challenges? Well, after an exhaustive study of our proprietary M&A statistics, we will be previewing the results of the 29th Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report in a webinar this... Read More »
  • Is LTC Properties Ready To Grow?

    There is no question that the operating environment, and investing environment, has been tough on REITs. Most have spent the past two years adjusting their portfolios, either selling properties that were not performing and had little likelihood of getting back on track, or switching out operators to new ones that had a better chance of... Read More »
Monarch Advisors Secures Construction Debt

Monarch Advisors Secures Construction Debt

Monarch Advisors is on a roll. After recently sourcing acquisition debt for a skilled nursing facility in Topeka, Kansas, Alec Blanc has arranged construction financing for the development of a new 105-unit/124-bed senior care property with independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing in Muskegon, Michigan. The sponsor, based in Louisville, Kentucky, engaged Monarch to source debt totaling $21.6 million, or about 67% of the cost of the project.  Blanc secured a construction/mini-perm loan commitment from a national mortgage bank’s loan participation program with a four-year term and one 12-month extension option. Payments will be interest only at SOFR+3.25% for the... Read More »
CFG Finances Over $1.7 Billion in 2023

CFG Finances Over $1.7 Billion in 2023

Capital Funding Group announced the company executed or arranged more than $1.7 billion in financing across 50 deals in 2023. These financings included 24 healthcare bridge-to-HUD loans, five multifamily bridge loans and 11 HUD loans. Financing of the multifamily bridge-to-HUD loans totaled approximately $49.7 million of the company’s annual financing. In that timespan, CFG closed numerous refinances, including: $7.2 million HUD loan for a 75-bed skilled nursing facility in Ohio. $15.5 million HUD loan for a 118-bed skilled nursing facility in Arizona. $43.4 million HUD loan for a 140-bed skilled nursing facility in California. $13.8 million mezzanine loan for 12 long-term care facilities... Read More »
Family Office Acquires in California

Family Office Acquires in California

Sherman & Roylance was engaged by a new player in the seniors housing sector in its divestment of an assisted living/memory care community. The seller is refocusing its efforts on geographic areas closer to its core operations. The buyer, a San Diego-based family office, acquired the community for a purchase price of $8.25 million, or $180,000 per unit. The multi-phased community, built in 1955 and expanded through 1999, comprises 46 units with 55 beds in Monterey, California, close to Pebble Beach. At the time of closing, it was 60% occupied. Shep Roylance, John Sherman and Chris Minnery of Sherman & Roylance handled the transaction. Read More »
60 Seconds with Swett: Where Are Senior Care Property Values Now?

60 Seconds with Swett: Where Are Senior Care Property Values Now?

Where do values stand for seniors housing and care properties after more than a year of capital markets upheaval and persistent, post-pandemic operational challenges? Well, after an exhaustive study of our proprietary M&A statistics, we will be previewing the results of the 29th Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report in a webinar this Thursday February 22 at 1pm Eastern.  In addition, our distinguished group of panelists will discuss the market dynamics informing buyers and sellers’ decisions then and now, how the lending environment shifted and shaped M&A strategies, whether a wave of distress and defaults is at last on its way in 2024, and their own predictions for... Read More »
Is LTC Properties Ready To Grow?

Is LTC Properties Ready To Grow?

There is no question that the operating environment, and investing environment, has been tough on REITs. Most have spent the past two years adjusting their portfolios, either selling properties that were not performing and had little likelihood of getting back on track, or switching out operators to new ones that had a better chance of succeeding. Often, it was both, including working on their capital structures. LTC Properties, with one of the smallest market caps ($1.3 billion) among the healthcare REITs, but also one of the most stable management teams, has worked on all three issues. Last year and the fourth quarter represented moves and changes that may put the REIT into a better... Read More »
Is LTC Properties Ready To Grow?

Priority Life Care Does It Again

Not once, not twice, but now several times Priority Life Care has been brought in by an institutional owner of underperforming senior living assets and turned them around in less than a year. The company’s track record is attracting even more institutional interest. In the most recent example, American Healthcare REIT (NYSE: AHR), which just closed its IPO, hired Priority Life last May to manage six senior living communities in Indiana (5) and Michigan (1) that were losing money on 78% combined occupancy. The communities have a combined 652 units, with assisted living comprising 389 units, independent living 188 units and memory care 75 units. The licensed bed count is higher, and the... Read More »
CFG Finances Over $1.7 Billion in 2023

Ventas Reports

After Welltower’s solid fourth quarter performance, all eyes were on Ventas, which has not pursued the aggressive growth path that Welltower has. Operating metrics were up in its SHOP portfolio of seniors housing communities, but not up as much as investors would have hoped. But that is not the fault of Ventas; rather, it is the fault of the operators that are underperforming. Same-community occupancy increased 170 basis points in the fourth quarter, year over year, to 84.9%. Revenue was up year over year by 7.0% while expenses were up just 4.2%. This drove a 15.0% increase in cash NOI and a 180-basis point increase in the NOI margin to 25.4%, and this is after management fees. Not bad,... Read More »
Joint Venture Acquires Three Class-A AL/MC Communities

Joint Venture Acquires Three Class-A AL/MC Communities

JLL Capital Markets facilitated the sale of three Class-A seniors housing communities in Wildwood, Town & Country, and Kansas City, Missouri. These assets were acquired by a joint venture of Artemis Real Estate Partners, Scarp Ridge Capital Partners and Arrow Senior Living. JLL represented the seller and procured the buyer, led by Scarp Ridge and capitalized by Artemis, while Arrow will take over operations of the communities. This acquisition marks the first for the venture. Built between 2016 and 2018, the communities comprise 252 units of private pay assisted living and memory care. The Wildwood and Town & Country communities are each three-story AL/MC communities with 81 and 86... Read More »
Two SNFs Change Hands in Texas

Two SNFs Change Hands in Texas

Blueprint was engaged in the divestment of two value-add skilled nursing facilities in east Texas. These facilities, located just 15 minutes apart, total 320 beds. Despite experiencing historical lows in census as well as staffing challenges, the facilities were showing signs of improvement and were trending back towards their historically achieved stabilized levels. Additionally, the transaction involved assumable HUD debt with an interest rate of 2.90% and a remaining term of over 25 years. Giancarlo Riso, Amy Sitzman and Ryan Chase of Blueprint handled the transaction, procuring five competitive offers. The selected buyer was a regional owner/operator with a strong certainty of... Read More »
Pleasant Spring Communities and HumanGood Affiliate

Pleasant Spring Communities and HumanGood Affiliate

Ziegler was enlisted by Pleasant Spring Communities in its affiliation with HumanGood, California’s largest not-for-profit, faith-based provider of seniors housing services. The decision to select HumanGood was based on its reputation, financial strength and shared values, after considering numerous qualified local, regional and national not-for-profit senior living organizations.  Selecting the right partner was driven by several factors, including aligning with an organization well-positioned to bring innovative programming, provide expanded opportunities in career development and advancement, streamline and standardize processes and protocols, and enhance operational efficiencies.... Read More »
Welltower Announces Major Active Adult Acquisition

Welltower Announces Major Active Adult Acquisition

As many of you know, with the onset of the pandemic, large acquisitions were in short supply. This was because there were few sellers of large portfolios who would take a haircut on pricing, and there were few lenders who would want to fund a billion-dollar plus deal. Well, it took the largest healthcare REIT to break this deal logjam. Welltower just announced its planned acquisition of 25 purpose-built active adult communities with nearly 3,000 units mostly in the Pacific Northwest. These are all managed by Affinity Living Communities, which will continue to manage them for Welltower. The purchase price is $969 million, or nearly $248,000 per unit. The transaction will be funded by cash... Read More »