Articles written by Ben Swett:

NorthMarq Hits the Mark

A seniors housing property in Mount Vernon, New York just refinanced with the help of Robert Ranieri, senior vice president and managing director at NorthMarq. Located on a 34-acre campus, the community features 31 units, including both one- and two-bedroom step-free townhomes. Each unit comes with a full kitchen and bathroom, in-home washer and dryer, […]

Milwaukee-Based Operator Buys Struggling Wisconsin Community

After being placed into receivership when its not-for-profit owner failed to make its bond payments, a senior living campus in Racine, Wisconsin just sold to a regional owner/operator with the help of Jason Punzel and Ryan Saul of Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Featuring 74 units of independent living (with limited services) and 40 units of […]

CBRE Finances Silverstone/Crescent Acquisition

A joint venture between Silverstone Senior Living and Crescent Real Estate LLC turned to Aron Will, Austin Sacco and Tim Root of CBRE to arrange financing for its acquisition of a 120-unit assisted living/memory care community in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Opened in 2017, the property was developed by both an affiliate of Silverstone and […]

Earnings Announcements Feature Major M&A Moves

The mid-summer M&A doldrums abruptly ended this year with the earnings announcements from the publicly traded REITs. They started with Welltower, which announced its $1.8 billion Benchmark Senior Living portfolio sale (for 48 properties) and several major portfolio acquisitions with existing partners Sunrise Senior Living and Discovery Senior Living and new partners Balfour Senior Living […]

Contemporary Closes Mezzanine Loan for Cascade Acquisition

The team at Contemporary Healthcare Capital closed a $5 million mezzanine loan to the affiliates of Citadel Care Centers and Cascade Capital Group for their acquisition of four skilled nursing facilities in Florida. The portfolio totals 460 licensed beds and has locations in Fernandina Beach, Haines City, Orange County and North Port. Contemporary closed the […]

Blueprint Sells Turnaround Texas Asset

A memory care community in need of a total turnaround just sold in the Turtle Creek neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. Ben Firestone and Joshua Salzman of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors represented the seller, a publicly traded REIT whose national operator partner deemed the community to be non-core. The 32-unit community was both too small […]

Chicago Pacific Founders Flourishes This Summer

Chicago Pacific Founders has been one of the most active buyers of senior living assets this summer, announcing four deals since the start of July. Its most recent acquisition involved an 83-unit assisted living/memory care community in Richardson, Texas. Opened in March 2017, the community quickly reached stabilization, with occupancy currently sitting at 94%. It […]

Regional Operator Expands Its Southeast Portfolio

A not-for-profit provider of skilled nursing services in the Southeast deemed three of its facilities to be non-core, selling them to a regional operator. Located within an hour’s drive of one another, two of the facilities are located in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, market and one is just over the border in Currituck County, North […]