Brian Clark of Heavenrich & Company just sold a 77-unit assisted living/memory care community in Chandler, Arizona (Phoenix MSA) for $13.4 million, or about $174,000 per unit. Mr. Clark represented the stand-alone not-for-profit seller, Pennington Gardens, in the community’s sale to Summit Healthcare REIT, a public non-traded REIT.
Built in 2000, the community was 87% occupied at the time of the sale. We imagine operations could improve somewhat, as despite its good location and age, it sold for nearly $40,000 per unit less than the national average price of $217,000 per unit, for the 12 months ended June 30, 2017. Summit leased the community to Compass Senior Living, which already leases six other properties from the REIT. Summit’s portfolio grows to 32 triple-net leased healthcare facilities with this transaction.