National Health Investors entered into a new relationship in Michigan, after acquiring a pair of assisted living communities from, and leasing them back to, affiliates of Comfort Care Senior Living. The targets were built in the last five years around Saginaw, Michigan, and include a 51-unit assisted living/memory care community in Bridgeport and a 53-unit AL/MC community in Thomas Township.
National Health Investors bought the properties for $17.1 million, or about $164,400 per unit, with a cap rate just below 9% based on estimated EBITDA, and leased them to Comfort Care at an average yield of 8.1% with CPI-based escalators. NHI also obtained a purchase option on two additional communities in Michigan. Founded in 2013, Comfort Care has two other existing assisted living communities in the state, with two more expected to open this year.