• Interview with Scott Tittle of VIUM Capital

    The SeniorCare Investor Editor Ben Swett sits down with VIUM Capital’s Head of Government Relations and External Affairs to discuss the latest round of provider relief, its potential effects on the M&A market, and the scrutiny of private equity... Read More »
  • SLIB Handles Sale of Florida Community

    Senior Living Investment Brokerage’s Bradley Clousing and Daniel Geraghty handled the sale of a 64-unit assisted living and memory care community in Pace, Florida. The community opened in December 2019 and immediately faced the challenges of Covid-19. Nonetheless, the property achieved stabilized occupancy in less than a year. The seller was a... Read More »
  • Ziegler Arranges Two More Financings

    Ziegler has closed two financings for communities in Wisconsin and Virginia. First, Ziegler arranged $38.68 million of Series 2021 fixed-rate revenue bonds for the construction of a new seniors housing community in Muskego, Wisconsin. The financing was provided to PHW Muskego, Inc., a not-for-profit affiliate of Presbyterian Homes and Services.... Read More »
  • OHI Sells Two Michigan Properties

    Omega Healthcare Investors divested a couple of small assisted living communities in the state of Michigan, hiring Michael Segal and Ben Firestone of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors to handle the sale. Built in the late 1980s and 1990s with renovations in the early 2000s, the communities are located in Marshall and Mt. Pleasant,... Read More »
  • Occupancy Growth Slowing?

    Historically, the third quarter is always the best quarter for census growth, and it has generally been a good quarter for most senior living providers. But September has seen a bit of a slowdown, which does not bode well for the fourth quarter. The summer jump in COVID cases may have something to do with it, but also adapting to an influx of new... Read More »
SLIB Handles Sale of Florida Community

SLIB Handles Sale of Florida Community

Senior Living Investment Brokerage’s Bradley Clousing and Daniel Geraghty handled the sale of a 64-unit assisted living and memory care community in Pace, Florida. The community opened in December 2019 and immediately faced the challenges of Covid-19. Nonetheless, the property achieved stabilized occupancy in less than a year. The seller was a partnership led by a Florida-based developer, Rimrock Companies. Arcadia Communities bought the property in an effort to expand their presence in the Southeast and enter the Florida market. They have seven existing communities in Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Read More »
Ziegler Arranges Two More Financings

Ziegler Arranges Two More Financings

Ziegler has closed two financings for communities in Wisconsin and Virginia. First, Ziegler arranged $38.68 million of Series 2021 fixed-rate revenue bonds for the construction of a new seniors housing community in Muskego, Wisconsin. The financing was provided to PHW Muskego, Inc., a not-for-profit affiliate of Presbyterian Homes and Services. They are non-rated, tax-exempt serial and term bonds with a 40-year maturity. Proceeds of the bonds will be used to finance the construction of Stair Crest community, fund a debt service reserve fund, fund 18 months of interest on the bonds and pay costs of issuance associated with the loan. Stair Crest is set to contain 80 independent living units,... Read More »
OHI Sells Two Michigan Properties

OHI Sells Two Michigan Properties

Omega Healthcare Investors divested a couple of small assisted living communities in the state of Michigan, hiring Michael Segal and Ben Firestone of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors to handle the sale. Built in the late 1980s and 1990s with renovations in the early 2000s, the communities are located in Marshall and Mt. Pleasant, operating under the Maplewood brand by Laurel Health Care. They were well maintained with occupancy surpassing 95% prior to the pandemic. Laurel decided to exit its only assisted living communities in order to focus on its skilled nursing business, prompting the exit. Several in-state operators submitted competitive offers but an entrepreneur with a... Read More »
Occupancy Growth Slowing?

Occupancy Growth Slowing?

Historically, the third quarter is always the best quarter for census growth, and it has generally been a good quarter for most senior living providers. But September has seen a bit of a slowdown, which does not bode well for the fourth quarter. The summer jump in COVID cases may have something to do with it, but also adapting to an influx of new residents may not be easy with the labor shortages nationally. Capital Senior Living just announced that its September average occupancy increased by 20 basis points from the August average, reaching 81.4%. That is also a 610-basis point increase from the pandemic low of 75.3% in February. But it is a much smaller increase than the 80-basis point... Read More »
The HUD LEAN Rankings Are In

The HUD LEAN Rankings Are In

Another HUD fiscal year gone, and another set of familiar names rose to the top of LEAN loan production rankings. In terms of transactions closed, Greystone came in first place with 71 transactions, or more than double its next competitor. Not surprisingly, with that high level of activity, Greystone also had the highest dollar volume, with $888.88 million in total mortgages. This follows the firm’s first-place finish in HUD’s FY2020 as well, so they are on a hot streak. Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance) took second place for transactions closed and dollar volume, with 35 and $552.87 million, respectively. We got glimpses of HHC Finance’s activity throughout the year, and the... Read More »
Berkadia Secures HUD Financing for Three Communities

Berkadia Secures HUD Financing for Three Communities

Berkadia announced three HUD financings for communities in Texas, Washington and Montana, totaling $20.6 million.  The first loan, secured by Jay Healy, totaled $11.19 million and was arranged for a Texas-based not-for-profit organization to refinance its 128-unit Medicaid assisted living community in Texas. The loan carries a low-2% interest rate and ultimately retired the existing construction and mezzanine debt tied to the project. This income-restricted community was constructed in 2015, with occupancy hovering around 90% during the time of the underwriting. Ed Williams arranged the second transaction, which consisted of two loans. The first was $6.26 million refinance of a 36-bed... Read More »
Dwight Capital Reports Active Third Quarter

Dwight Capital Reports Active Third Quarter

The capital markets certainly appear healthy again, and as such, Dwight Capital reported a very active third quarter with over $170 million in bridge and HUD loans for senior care properties. For the M&A comeback to really commence, lenders will need to be willing partners on those deals, and five of Dwight Capital’s recent closings went to fund acquisitions.  The largest was a $23.25 million loan for a 272-bed skilled nursing facility in Peckville, Pennsylvania. Bradley Clousing and Toby Siefert of Senior Living Investment Brokerage handled the sale, procuring 12 offers on the facility and closing the deal at the start of September. Built in 1974, the facility is licensed for 272 beds... Read More »
60 Seconds with Ben Swett: The Labor Problem Gets Worse

60 Seconds with Ben Swett: The Labor Problem Gets Worse

There’s no hiding from the labor shortage affecting senior care facilities. According to a September survey from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, 99% of nursing homes and 96% of assisted living communities reported having either low-level, moderate-level or high-level staffing shortages. So only 1% and 4% of those facilities, respectively, are fully staffed? That is astounding. 28% of AL communities reported limiting new admissions because of the shortages, which is not good, but 58% of SNFs have had to turn away patients or referrals. Not only are they losing out on revenue, but they don’t have the opportunity to prove their worth in the... Read More »
LTC Properties Announces Third Quarter Financings

LTC Properties Announces Third Quarter Financings

LTC Properties has announced a number of financings it originated over the third quarter totaling $46 million across four separate investments, including a unitranche loan, a senior loan, a mezzanine loan and a land loan. The investments are believed to generate a future annual interest income of approximately $3.5 million over a combined weighted average term of 3.2 years. First, a $27 million unitranche loan was originated for a regional operator to purchase a skilled nursing facility in Louisiana. The operator was given a loan term of three years with one 12-month extension option.  The second loan was a $12.5 million senior loan for a regional operator to purchase an assisted... Read More »
Monarch Advisors Refinances Newly Built Louisiana Community

Monarch Advisors Refinances Newly Built Louisiana Community

Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors closed a refinance and recapitalization of a 108-unit assisted living/memory care community in southern Louisiana, just outside of Baton Rouge. After opening the community in 2018, the local owner/operator was first introduced to Monarch in March 2020. At the time, the property was not yet stable (around the mid-70% range), and occupancy did not improve much throughout 2020, which is not a surprise. However, lease-up quickened in early 2021, with occupancy reaching the mid-90% range, and the owner engaged Monarch to source approximately $18.5 million in senior debt to refinance the original construction loan and provide the sponsor with about $5.5 million in... Read More »