After already announcing that it has put on the market 35 of its properties leased to Genesis Healthcare, Sabra Health Care REIT has successfully sold 20 of them to an undisclosed buyer for $103 million. The memorandum of understanding with Genesis to market and sell these 35 properties followed Sabra’s merger with Care Capital Properties and was aimed, clearly, at reducing the Sabra’s lease exposure to Genesis.
With this deal, which featured skilled nursing facilities in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, Sabra’s annual rent from Genesis is reduced by $9.3 million. Plus, the deal is on top of the sale of four other facilities under the memorandum of understanding in the second half of 2017. Sabra expects to complete the rest of the sales by the end of the first quarter of 2018, and will look to sell the last of its Genesis facilities sometime in 2018.