• CFG Provides Simi Valley Refinance

    Capital Funding Group (CFG) announced that it provided a $40 million loan to refinance an assisted living/memory care community in Simi Valley, California, with Meridian Capital Group arranging the transaction. Griffin Living, a large privately held real estate developer, obtained the loan, which repaid an existing construction loan and provided... Read More »
  • Pennant Releases Q2 Earnings

    The Pennant Group, Inc. has announced second quarter earnings for the year, coming out with adjusted diluted earnings of $0.14 per share, which is down from the year-ago quarter’s $0.17 per share but in line with various expectations. It seemed that more focused operations and portfolio pruning offset labor and inflationary headwinds. It also... Read More »
  • Greystone Provides $47 million in HUD Financing

    Greystone has provided a total of $47 million in HUD financing for five skilled nursing facilities in California, Connecticut, North Carolina and Ohio. The debt comprised $8.2 million for a 35-bed skilled nursing facility in San Diego, California, a $10.5 million loan for a 103-bed facility in Dayville, Connecticut, an $8.1 million loan for a... Read More »
  • 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Brookdale Has Great Start To Third Quarter

    Brookdale Has Great Start To Third Quarter Nearly two years ago, we wrote that the first half of every year was a census downer for the industry, but that the third quarter was always a winner. We are making history, or better said, you are making history. The first half of this year has been a winner, which it should have been because of the... Read More »
  • Avanath Acquires Northern California Portfolio

    Avanath Capital Management has acquired a six-property multifamily and affordable seniors housing portfolio in the Sacramento, California market. The communities sold for $182 million, or $176,400 per unit, and expand the real estate investment firm’s presence in the Northern California market.  The entire portfolio consists of four multifamily... Read More »

CFG Provides Simi Valley Refinance

Capital Funding Group (CFG) announced that it provided a $40 million loan to refinance an assisted living/memory care community in Simi Valley, California, with Meridian Capital Group arranging the transaction. Griffin Living, a large privately held real estate developer, obtained the loan, which repaid an existing construction loan and provided a return of capital to the owners while the community was still in lease-up. Opened in February 2022, the Class A community has 75 assisted living and 27 memory care units, and was over 50% preleased. This was the second financing CFG has executed for Griffin Living’s California community portfolio. In June 2022, CFG also closed a $32.9 million... Read More »

Pennant Releases Q2 Earnings

The Pennant Group, Inc. has announced second quarter earnings for the year, coming out with adjusted diluted earnings of $0.14 per share, which is down from the year-ago quarter’s $0.17 per share but in line with various expectations. It seemed that more focused operations and portfolio pruning offset labor and inflationary headwinds. It also appears that momentum is building in the seniors housing market as strong occupancy and revenue per occupied room growth occurred throughout the quarter. Senior living average occupancy for the second quarter was 76.5%, an increase of 380 basis points over the prior year quarter, and average monthly revenue per occupied room for the second quarter was... Read More »

Greystone Provides $47 million in HUD Financing

Greystone has provided a total of $47 million in HUD financing for five skilled nursing facilities in California, Connecticut, North Carolina and Ohio. The debt comprised $8.2 million for a 35-bed skilled nursing facility in San Diego, California, a $10.5 million loan for a 103-bed facility in Dayville, Connecticut, an $8.1 million loan for a 100-bed facility in Norwalk, Ohio, and a $5.75 million loan for a 64-bed skilled nursing facility in Fremont, Ohio. Lastly, Greystone provided a $15.1 million loan for a 111-bed facility in Durham, North Carolina. The properties are all receiving the same non-recourse loans with terms of either 30 or 35 years, plus a low rate. Fred Levine of Greystone... Read More »

60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Brookdale Has Great Start To Third Quarter

Brookdale Has Great Start To Third Quarter Nearly two years ago, we wrote that the first half of every year was a census downer for the industry, but that the third quarter was always a winner. We are making history, or better said, you are making history. The first half of this year has been a winner, which it should have been because of the COVID recovery. But census should have been growing faster, held back in part by the labor supply problems and lingering COVID outbreaks. Month-end occupancy for Brookdale Senior Living increased by 210 basis points in the first half of 2022, and then got a great start for the third quarter with a 50-basis point increase in July. The weighted average... Read More »

Avanath Acquires Northern California Portfolio

Avanath Capital Management has acquired a six-property multifamily and affordable seniors housing portfolio in the Sacramento, California market. The communities sold for $182 million, or $176,400 per unit, and expand the real estate investment firm’s presence in the Northern California market.  The entire portfolio consists of four multifamily and two affordable senior apartment communities totaling 1,032 units. The two seniors housing communities were Corsair Park Senior and Hurley Creek Senior. Built in 2007 and 2009, respectively, both are in the Sacramento MSA, and comprise a total of 320 units. All six communities were stabilized at the time of acquisition and have historically... Read More »

Northmarq Refinances Croton-on-Hudson Community

Northmarq has successfully completed a $22 million refinance of a seniors housing property in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Springvale Apartments is an active adult community that consists of 31 buildings and a total of 524 units on 35 acres overlooking the Hudson River. The property was built between 1956 and 1959 and has a handful of amenities including a library, exercise studio and game room.   Northmarq arranged the permanent fixed-rate loan for the borrower through its in-house Fannie Mae team. The loan was structured with a 10-year term on a 30-year amortization schedule. Robert Ranieri of Northmarq worked on this refinancing.  Read More »

Kauhale Health Makes First Acquisition

Kauhale Health has made its first acquisition, adding the assisted living and memory care community Vicinia Gardens of Otsego to its portfolio. Built in 2016, the community comprises 52 units and sits on 5.6 acres just south of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kauhale Healthcare Real Estate, an affiliate of Kauhale, sponsored the acquisition. Locust Point Capital and Coastal States Bank provided debt for the transaction. Vicinia Gardens will be rebranded as Kauhale Otsego.  This is the company’s first acquisition as it advances its seniors housing investment and management strategy. Earlier this year Kauhale also took over management of the CCRC Vista Grande Villa in Jackson, Michigan.... Read More »

Sabra Health Care REIT Plans to Diversify

Sabra Health Care REIT’s plan to diversify its assets away from mostly skilled nursing is underway, with its growing behavioral health portfolio representing a total investment of approximately $730 million with a weighted average cash yield of over 8%. The REIT’s portfolio currently includes 272 skilled nursing/transitional care facilities, 55 leased seniors housing communities, 50 seniors housing communities operated by third-party property managers, 15 specialty hospitals/other facilities, and finally, 14 behavioral health facilities. So, Sabra is not morphing into a behavioral health giant, per se, but the sector represents 13% of its annualized cash NOI, and is still growing. However,... Read More »

Kisco Senior Living Adds Walnut Creek Community

Kisco Senior Living, in a joint venture with Welltower, added The Kensington at Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, California, to its growing portfolio of managed senior living communities. The Kensington will serve as Kisco’s second community in Walnut Creek, along with sister community Byron Park. Built in 1998 on six acres, it offers 184 one- and two-bedroom units for assisted living and memory care, each with its own outdoor space and views of the redwood trees surrounding the property. The community’s amenities and services include landscaped courtyards, walking paths and a putting green. Read More »

Avenida Partners Building New AA Community in Folsom

Cushman & Wakefield exclusively advised Avenida Partners in the procurement of $70 million in joint venture equity and construction financing for its to-be-built active adult community in Folsom, California (Sacramento MSA). The general partner equity was provided by Blue Mountain Enterprises, and the limited partner equity was provided by Argosy Real Estate Partners. Comerica Bank provided the construction financing. Cushman & Wakefield’s Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner, Aaron Rosenzweig and Tim Hosmer worked on the transaction. Avenida Folsom will be a trophy 154-unit active adult community featuring abundant amenity spaces and valley views from a fourth-floor sky terrace. The... Read More »

VIUM Capital Secures Six Bridge Loans and a HUD Refinance

VIUM Capital followed up its $1.3 billion in transaction volume for the first half of 2022 with a healthy $100 million in closed transactions across seven properties in July. The activity comprised six bridge loans and one HUD refinance in six states from Pennsylvania to Washington.  The $13.68 million HUD loan was arranged for a 199-bed CCRC in Arizona. A not-for-profit acquired the property in January 2021 with the help of an acquisition bridge loan also secured by VIUM. It features 12 independent living units, 93 assisted living units and 94 skilled nursing beds. The largest loan, totaling $20 million, was arranged for a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Ohio to refinance $9 million... Read More »