Articles written by Ben Swett:

Good Occupancy News From NIC

There was some good news on the occupancy front, according the data just released from NIC MAP, but the assisted living sector isn’t out of the woods yet. Sequentially, seniors housing (including independent living and assisted living) saw a 30-basis point increase in occupancy to 88.0% for properties in the top-31 primary metropolitan markets. For […]

HUD Lean Volume Hits an All-Time High

The HUD LEAN program had quite a fiscal year 2019, topping $3.7 billion in transaction volume across 288 transactions. The transaction number may be 1% down from the 292 closings in FY2018, but the dollar volume is up 3.6% to reach a record high for the program. HUD used to be the “lender of last […]

Capital Senior Ventures Acquires Final Kindred Skilled Nursing Facility

Capital Senior Ventures made a bet on the Las Vegas skilled nursing market, acquiring a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility in the city for an undisclosed price. Built in 2015, the facility is the last SNF owned by Kindred Healthcare. It consists of 160 beds, including 118 private and 21 semiprivate rooms. In addition to there […]

Oxford Living Acquires Another Ontario Portfolio

Institutional investment and development firm Oxford Capital Group, together with its joint venture partner, has made a large investment in the Canadian seniors housing sector, acquiring a portfolio of six private pay communities located throughout Ontario. These communities provide both independent living and supportive living services throughout the 645 total units. They are located in […]

Juniper Communities Shifts Focus from Florida

Juniper Communities has completely exited the state of Florida, with Bradley Clousing and Jeff Binder of Senior Living Investment Brokerage facilitating the final sale. With the transaction, the assisted living/memory care provider will now focus on its established Northeast and Colorado markets, where it has eight communities in Pennsylvania, two in New Jersey and five […]

Newmark Knight Frank Closes Three Varied Transactions

The Newmark Knight Frank debt origination team has been hard at work this year, closing $1.6 billion in new financings so far this year. Heidi Brunet, who joined this April, and Chris Johnson handled a Freddie Mac financing for a newly built independent living community in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-year, fixed-rate, pre-stabilized loan totaled $43 […]