So far this year, there have been six announced seniors housing transactions valued higher than $300,000 per unit, compared with 16 in 2014. And of the top six deals this year, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT-III was the acquirer in two. First was the company’s acquisition of two senior living communities in Nebraska for $66 million, or $300,000 per unit, announced back in June.
But more recently (and at a higher cost), Griffin-American purchased a 186-unit senior living community in Richmond, Virginia, for $64 million, or $344,000 per unit. Built 16 years ago, the community provides 108 units of IL, 60 AL units and 18 memory care apartments, and boasts a greater-than-96% occupancy. The seller, Smith/Packett Med/Com, a developer/operator in the region, wanted a quick and quiet transaction, bringing in Tim Cobb and Steve Thomes of Blueprint Health Care Real Estate Advisors as lead advisors.