Merrill Commercial Real Estate Sells Nevada Memory Care

Tyler Merrill of Merrill Commercial Real Estate sold a 44-unit memory care community in Sparks, Nevada, representing a single-asset owner/operator in the disposition. This was the seller’s last seniors housing asset, as it was looking to focus on a less operations-intensive real estate class. However, it appears they are exiting at the right time, and […]


Pricing Age Into Seniors Housing Sales

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in 2017, the oldest seniors housing properties (independent living and assisted living properties built before 2002) were valued the lowest and the newest properties (built after 2011) were valued the highest, according to the just-published 2018 Senior Care Acquisition Report. We see a similar correlation most years, but […]



CBRE Completes Kennewick Recap

Switching around lending partners, a joint venture between Bourne Financial Group and Cascadia Senior Living recapitalized and refinanced their 138-unit assisted living/memory care property in Kennewick, Washington, with the help of CBRE’s Aron Will. The memory care portion was completed in 2015, with the assisted living finished in 2016, and since then, both acuities have […]


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MedPAC Margin Myopia

Too much focus on Medicare margins results in MedPAC’s recommendations ignored every year. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) does a lot of worthwhile research as it relates to health care and Medicare. But the commissioners must get tired of banging their heads against the wall year after year when it comes to their recommendations […]

More Seniors Housing in Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida, is getting another seniors housing development, set to open in 2019. The resort-style community will feature 82 independent living, 56 assisted living and 34 memory care units, along with a host of amenities that include a variety of dining options, a clubroom with a fireplace, a spa and fitness center with an outdoor […]

The Risk of Older SNFs

One would think that the newer skilled nursing facilities would sell with lower cap rates, but that has not always been the case. As can be seen in the graph below (from the just-published 23rd Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report), in three of the past five years those nursing facilities over 40 years […]

Capital One Bridges to Agency Financing

Capital One pulled double duty for its client, Healthcare Trust (HTI), arranging more than $145 million in total financing. First, back in December, the firm served as administrative agent and sole lender for an $82 million senior secured credit facility, which provided bridge-to-agency financing for a 23-property seniors housing portfolio located in six states (primarily […]

Tryko Partners Grows Again

A few weeks after HCR ManorCare filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy petition, yet another one of its skilled nursing facilities has been sold. This facility is located in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, which is outside of Philadelphia, and Tryko Partners was the buyer. Built in 1995, the 129-bed facility is located adjacent to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, which is […]