• Elevation Financial Group Grows Senior Living Portfolio 

    Elevation Financial Group, a private equity real estate investment firm focused on seniors housing and affordable senior apartments, continues to add to its portfolio with an acquisition in the Boston, Massachusetts MSA. Connemara Senior Living (the target) is an 86-unit community with independent living, assisted living and memory care services.... Read More »
  • CFG Closes Another Acquisition Loan 

    Capital Funding Group (CFG) announced the closing of a $11.26 million bridge-to-HUD loan for the acquisition of a skilled nursing facility in Sacramento, California. Featuring 121 beds, the facility was acquired by an undisclosed company looking to grow its portfolio. Capital Funding Group Managing Director, Long-Term Care Tim Eberhardt and... Read More »
  • Greystone Refinances Washington Oakes 

    Greystone has arranged a refinance for Washington Oakes, a 152-unit seniors housing property in Everett, Washington, a northern suburb of Seattle. A life insurance company provided the $15 million nonrecourse, fixed-rate loan, which carries a seven-year term, 30-year amortization and 60 percent loan-to-value ratio. In addition to refinancing... Read More »
  • Colliers Mortgage Arranges HUD Refinance 

    Colliers Mortgage provided a $25.2 million HUD loan to The Winslow in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Opened in 2020 with the help of a construction loan provided by Colliers in 2018, the 172-unit affordable seniors housing community rises four stories. Units are restricted to persons age 62 and above and who earn up to 60 percent of the area median... Read More »
  • 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Labor Headwinds Everywhere

    In case you did not notice, practically every equity analyst report we read on healthcare companies in the past four weeks had “labor headwinds” either in the title or the first paragraph. And I am not talking about senior care companies. These were home health, managed care, PMGs, you name it. Providers just can’t find the staff they need, and... Read More »
Elevation Financial Group Grows Senior Living Portfolio 

Elevation Financial Group Grows Senior Living Portfolio 

Elevation Financial Group, a private equity real estate investment firm focused on seniors housing and affordable senior apartments, continues to add to its portfolio with an acquisition in the Boston, Massachusetts MSA. Connemara Senior Living (the target) is an 86-unit community with independent living, assisted living and memory care services. Prior to the pandemic, it had operated relatively well, but census tumbled throughout the last couple of years. Built in 1990 in Brockton’s Campello neighborhood, it was named after the previous owner John Burke’s grandparents. Mr. Burke had over 25 years of skilled nursing management experience and had co-founded Roscommon Healthcare, a skilled... Read More »
CFG Closes Another Acquisition Loan 

CFG Closes Another Acquisition Loan 

Capital Funding Group (CFG) announced the closing of a $11.26 million bridge-to-HUD loan for the acquisition of a skilled nursing facility in Sacramento, California. Featuring 121 beds, the facility was acquired by an undisclosed company looking to grow its portfolio. Capital Funding Group Managing Director, Long-Term Care Tim Eberhardt and Senior Associate Ava Julio originated the transaction for the company.  This transaction follows another bridge loan closed by CFG earlier in May, when the firm closed $17.2 million in financing to fund the acquisition of two skilled nursing facilities in Arizona. Featuring 232 beds, the facilities were previously operated by a national provider that... Read More »
Greystone Refinances Washington Oakes 

Greystone Refinances Washington Oakes 

Greystone has arranged a refinance for Washington Oakes, a 152-unit seniors housing property in Everett, Washington, a northern suburb of Seattle. A life insurance company provided the $15 million nonrecourse, fixed-rate loan, which carries a seven-year term, 30-year amortization and 60 percent loan-to-value ratio. In addition to refinancing existing debt, loan proceeds enable the borrower to monetize a portion of its equity in the property and continue with ongoing maintenance. Tyler Armstrong of Greystone originated the transaction on behalf of Lytle Enterprises LLC.  Operated by Leisure Care LLC, Washington Oakes features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units and offers independent... Read More »
Colliers Mortgage Arranges HUD Refinance 

Colliers Mortgage Arranges HUD Refinance 

Colliers Mortgage provided a $25.2 million HUD loan to The Winslow in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Opened in 2020 with the help of a construction loan provided by Colliers in 2018, the 172-unit affordable seniors housing community rises four stories. Units are restricted to persons age 62 and above and who earn up to 60 percent of the area median income. WSP Senior Housing I LLLP was the borrower, obtaining a fixed-rate loan that is fully amortized over 35 years.   Read More »
60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Labor Headwinds Everywhere

60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Labor Headwinds Everywhere

In case you did not notice, practically every equity analyst report we read on healthcare companies in the past four weeks had “labor headwinds” either in the title or the first paragraph. And I am not talking about senior care companies. These were home health, managed care, PMGs, you name it. Providers just can’t find the staff they need, and when they do, it is expensive. But you know that. Perhaps if we enter into a small recession that will help with the labor shortage, but don’t hold your breath. I’m not. We have a systemic problem, and it needs major changes if it is going to be fixed for the senior care industry. And the senior care industry must be a leader on the labor front to... Read More »
VIUM Capital and Merchants Capital Announce Mid-Year HUD Volume 

VIUM Capital and Merchants Capital Announce Mid-Year HUD Volume 

In the first six months of HUD’s fiscal year 2022, VIUM Capital, through its joint venture with Merchants Capital, announced a healthy level of activity, closing 26 LEAN loans totaling approximately $295.8 million. That leads all other lenders in both number of closed transactions and total volume for the period from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. The loans were closed under Merchants Capital, since VIUM did not officially close on its acquisition of HUD/GNMA lender Armstrong Mortgage Company until the end of 2021. Newpoint Real Estate Capital took second place, with $238 million of initial endorsements across 15 transactions representing 3,147 beds/units.  Across the 26... Read More »
Two Assisted Living Communities Trade in Florida 

Two Assisted Living Communities Trade in Florida 

Ken and Damien Carriero of Colliers International announced a seniors housing closing involving two assisted living assets in Florida. Prompting the sale was the undisclosed seller’s plan to liquidate their assisted living properties to potentially invest in other asset types.   Included in this deal was the 16-unit/32-bed Green Gables in Vero Beach and the 32-unit/40-bed Jane Adams House in Amelia Island. Green Gables was built in 2000, and Jane Adams House was built in 1997. The communities were 87% and 90% occupied, respectively, which is certainly strong compared with the rest of the industry. Combined revenues reached $1.155 million, with the communities reporting combined EBITDA... Read More »
CIBC Closes Construction Loan for North Carolina Project 

CIBC Closes Construction Loan for North Carolina Project 

CIBC Bank USA secured construction financing for an affiliate of Bourne Financial Group to build a 240-unit independent living community in North Carolina. Set to open later this year, Symphony Park is described as a “luxury resort for seniors,” and the amenity list shows it. There will be indoor and outdoor restaurants, lounges and a sports pub, gardens, a pool, culinary and music centers, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts and a dog park. There will also be a spa, salon and barbershop, among other amenities. The first phase will include the initial 240 units, and 80 more units will open in a second phase. Altogether, construction costs have been estimated to be $90 million, or $280,000... Read More »
X-Caliber Capital and CastleGreen Finance Close Senior Care Financing Package

X-Caliber Capital and CastleGreen Finance Close Senior Care Financing Package

X-Caliber Capital announced its affiliate companies, X-Caliber Rural Capital (XRC) and CastleGreen Finance (CastleGreen), closed a combination of USDA and Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for Milford Wellness Village, a multi-tenant medical space in Milford, Delaware that supports Milford, Kent and Sussex counties. The property includes a 150-bed skilled nursing facility and is owned by Nationwide Healthcare Services, a growing SNF operator based in Brick Township, New Jersey.   XRC provided $25 million through a USDA Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan to pay off construction financing and provide for future improvements, and CastleGreen provided $7.2... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield Sells Vancouver, WA Portfolio 

Cushman & Wakefield Sells Vancouver, WA Portfolio 

Cushman & Wakefield served as exclusive advisor to Rood Investments, LLC to sell the company’s three seniors housing communities in Vancouver, Washington. Totaling 703 units, the portfolio comprises two large senior living campuses and one 83-unit active adult community called The Lofts at Glenwood that opened in 2017. The 325-unit Glenwood Place was originally built in 2001, and The Quarry opened in 2008 with 291 units. Both feature a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care units. Rood Investments is an owner/developer that also self-managed these communities.   Operations were strong, despite a pandemic drop in census. Occupancy has since rebounded to the 80s... Read More »
Chicago Pacific Founders Adds Winter Garden Property 

Chicago Pacific Founders Adds Winter Garden Property 

Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) and its subsidiaries, CPF Living Communities and Grace Management Inc., acquired The Summit of Winter Garden, a 113-unit senior living community in Winter Garden, Florida (Orlando MSA). Opened in June 2017, the community features 69 independent living and 44 assisted living units. Grace Management will take over management, but they are jumping into a strong operation, as occupancy rose from 92% at the time of the sale to 95% as of May 2022. Additional details were not disclosed, but CPF plans to make investments in the campus.  This is the first seniors housing acquisition of the year for CPF, which announced three deals in 2021 and just two in 2020. That... Read More »