Articles written by Ben Swett:

The Brookdale shuffle

On March 1, Brookdale Senior Living announced a major change to its senior leadership. Effective March 18, the company’s President, Mark Ohlendorf, and effective March 11, its former Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer and current Executive Vice President, Kristin Ferge, will step down. Mr. Ohlendorf had served a variety of leadership roles for Brookdale, including […]

Carrieros of Colliers

In the depths of this winter, let’s head south to Largo, Florida, where the subsidiary of the owner of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities throughout the country purchased a 128-bed assisted living/memory care community for an undisclosed price. Owned by a religious non-profit, the community was built in 2006 with a […]

Platinum turnaround

Just two years after acquiring a 114-unit assisted living/memory care community in Peoria, Arizona (Phoenix MSA), Platinum Health Care decided to sell, more than doubling its value in the process. Back in February 2014, the Skokie, Illinois-based owner/operator bought the 30-year old community when it was just 64% occupied, and losing money to boot. But […]

Freddie and the Queen

HFF recently announced the closing of a sale that we reported on in the January issue of The SeniorCare Investor (but didn’t have full details). The acquired 93-unit assisted living/memory care community is located in the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, and sold for $36.25 million, or $390,200 per unit, to Washington D.C.-based […]