• JLL Announces Seniors Housing Portfolio Deal

    The JLL team got off to a prolific start this January, already handling a couple of transactions across 17 seniors housing properties. The big one involved the sale of 16 seniors housing communities previously owned by a publicly traded REIT. Totaling more than 1,800 units, these communities were located in three states and consisted of... Read More »
  • Blueprint Sells a SNF in Louisiana

    Brooks Blackmon of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors headed down to the bayou to sell a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Oak Grove, Louisiana (near the border of Arkansas). Built in stages from the 1960s through 1987, the facility had been owned by multiple generations of a local family since its opening, and now they are... Read More »
  • Recent Senior Care M&A Deal Chart, Week Ending January 22, 2021

    The M&A market was on fire in the last month of 2020, and got off to a fast start in 2021. Check out our recent senior care M&A deal chart. Long-Term Care   AcquirerTargetPrice Non-traded REIT16 seniors housing communitiesN/A Local individualAssisted living community in San Antonio, TXN/A Regional owner/operatorCarroll Nursing... Read More »
  • Lakeland Bank Finances Skilled Nursing Expansion in NJ

    A skilled nursing owner/operator in Morris County, New Jersey (New York City MSA) obtained financing from Lakeland Bank to expand and improve its services in the state. The $4.1 million loan will help fund renovations to underutilized space and increase the number of available licensed beds at the unnamed facility.   The... Read More »
  • Jon Harder Gets Sentence Commuted

    When was the last time anyone thought about Jon Harder, the founder and CEO of Sunwest Management who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the “misuse of investment funds during the real estate crisis” of 2007 to 2009? Well, that is an understatement if we ever saw one. At its height, Sunwest was one of the largest senior living... Read More »
JLL Announces Seniors Housing Portfolio Deal

JLL Announces Seniors Housing Portfolio Deal

The JLL team got off to a prolific start this January, already handling a couple of transactions across 17 seniors housing properties. The big one involved the sale of 16 seniors housing communities previously owned by a publicly traded REIT. Totaling more than 1,800 units, these communities were located in three states and consisted of a mix between independent living, assisted living and memory care units, with some skilled nursing beds too.   They were not new, averaging more than 20 years in age, and did not escape the effects of COVID-19. Occupancy dropped from around the mid-80% range to the mid-70s, and we imagine cash flow was affected too. A non-traded REIT... Read More »
Blueprint Sells a SNF in Louisiana

Blueprint Sells a SNF in Louisiana

Brooks Blackmon of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors headed down to the bayou to sell a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Oak Grove, Louisiana (near the border of Arkansas). Built in stages from the 1960s through 1987, the facility had been owned by multiple generations of a local family since its opening, and now they are seeking to exit the industry. Occupancy was just under 50%, and it was operating a little above breakeven.   Blueprint started the marketing process in late-2019, and a buyer was found in a Southeast-based regional owner/operator, but the pandemic led to numerous delays. Eventually, the deal closed with no purchase price reduction,... Read More »
Recent Senior Care M&A Deal Chart, Week Ending January 22, 2021

Recent Senior Care M&A Deal Chart, Week Ending January 22, 2021

The M&A market was on fire in the last month of 2020, and got off to a fast start in 2021. Check out our recent senior care M&A deal chart. Long-Term Care   AcquirerTargetPrice Non-traded REIT16 seniors housing communitiesN/A Local individualAssisted living community in San Antonio, TXN/A Regional owner/operatorCarroll Nursing HomeN/A Owner/operatorThe Village of GoshenN/A Out-of-state groupTender Hearts Assisted Living$9.2... Read More »
Lakeland Bank Finances Skilled Nursing Expansion in NJ

Lakeland Bank Finances Skilled Nursing Expansion in NJ

A skilled nursing owner/operator in Morris County, New Jersey (New York City MSA) obtained financing from Lakeland Bank to expand and improve its services in the state. The $4.1 million loan will help fund renovations to underutilized space and increase the number of available licensed beds at the unnamed facility.   The projects were not expected to disrupt day-to operations, according to Ron Krauskopf of Lakeland’s Healthcare Banking group, who worked on the transaction. Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc., which has over $7 billion in total assets.  Read More »
Jon Harder Gets Sentence Commuted

Jon Harder Gets Sentence Commuted

When was the last time anyone thought about Jon Harder, the founder and CEO of Sunwest Management who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the “misuse of investment funds during the real estate crisis” of 2007 to 2009? Well, that is an understatement if we ever saw one. At its height, Sunwest was one of the largest senior living companies in the country.  Back in the day, in the 2000s, when Mr. Harder was building his empire, overpaying for properties and then not properly managing them, people often wondered, “how is he doing it?” We heard from many brokers that the runner up bids were often 10% to 20% below what Sunwest was offering, not even close enough to ask anyone... Read More »
Senwell Sells Indiana “Green House” SNF

Senwell Sells Indiana “Green House” SNF

A month after closing an assisted living community sale in North Carolina, Senwell Senior Investment Brokerage switched gears to the skilled nursing market to sell a small facility in Goshen, Indiana. Opened in 2018 by an owner/operator, the facility consists of four homes in the “Green House” style, each with 12 private rooms.   Each home has a family room, dining room and kitchen, with an open concept. That separation may have also played a role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks too. And it clearly worked at this location, as it quickly filled up with mostly Medicare and private pay residents. The community also operated at a strong EBITDAR margin. Ben Bohland... Read More »
Capital Funding Group Announces 2020 Financing Total

Capital Funding Group Announces 2020 Financing Total

When the figures were tallied, Capital Funding Group (CFG) had quite a successful 2020, financing in excess of $1.8 billion for its long-term care and assisted living clients across the country. Nearly double the $1 billion in closings in 2019, that total includes more than $1.8 billion across 51 bridge loans, 63 HUD loans and 23 lines of credit.   In addition, CFG closed over $68.2 million in A/R lines of credit. During the tumultuous year, CFG also launched a new off-balance sheet financing program called CFG Captial Partners, which significantly expanded its bridge lending capability. On to 2021.  Read More »
The Welltower Census Decline

The Welltower Census Decline

Welltower’s seniors housing partners continue to suffer from census declines and operating costs. We do appreciate the transparency that Welltower has been providing investors, but boy does it provide a window onto what is happening. In its monthly update, Welltower informed us that it suffered its worst monthly census decline since May. December’s SHOP occupancy fell 100 basis points from November, compared with -70 basis points in November and -170 basis points in May. With the pandemic spreading, census dropped another 85 basis points to just 75.3% as of January 15. Not looking forward to everyone’s fourth quarter earnings calls. Move-ins were the lowest in six months, and... Read More »
Creativcap Closes Two Transactions

Creativcap Closes Two Transactions

Scott Kavel of Creativcap announced a couple of financings that showed off the company’s range of services. First, Creativcap provided a $6.0 million mezzanine loan to support the construction of an assisted living/memory care community in Southern California. This was the fourth mezzanine loan closed for the regional developer client, all totaling nearly $35 million.   The project in question will feature 153 total units, split between 99 assisted living and 54 memory care units on a 6.4-acre campus. Included on site will be a standalone marketing building with four model units, which should facilitate tours to potential residents without entering the main... Read More »
Giannini Closes Green Bay Sale

Giannini Closes Green Bay Sale

Ray Giannini and Aaron Thompson of Marcus & Millichap arranged the sale of a 50-unit assisted living/memory care community in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Contrary to many seniors housing communities today, this property was fully occupied, with a 100% private pay census at the time of closing. It also reported strong cash flow and was relatively new construction, having been built in phases from 2009 to 2019.   The husband-and-wife seller had a lot to do with that strong performance, working diligently to maintain census and keep the community COVID-free throughout the year. They will be exiting the industry with this sale, which came at a price of $9.2 million, or $184,000 per unit. An... Read More »