Articles written by Ben Swett:

Lancaster Pollard’s latest promotion

Jason Dopoulos was recently promoted to Managing Director at Lancaster Pollard, after having been with the firm since 2007. With over $1 billion in transaction volume, ranging from bond transactions to mortgage loans for over 100 expansion, new construction and refinance projects. Currently managing Lancaster Pollard’s Newport Beach, California office, Mr. Dopoulos has worked with […]

Welltower’s half-billion-dollar buy

After owning what is known as the Aston Gardens portfolio in Florida for just two and a half years, Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors has sold the six-property portfolio with 1,930 units to a joint venture between Welltower and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $555 million. They will own a 97.5% interest, so […]

Handing over the reins

The joint venture owner of a 283-unit entrance fee CCRC in Brentwood, Tennessee recently reshuffled its ownership, with a minority stakeholder acquiring the 70% share from partner and co-developer, Westminster Capital. Back in 2007, Westminster, Harpeth Green Properties (the current buyer) and LCS developed the community on nearly 50 acres. It featured 217 independent living […]

Love and Supportive

A brand new supportive living facility is set to go up on a 2.5-acre lot in an urban neighborhood around six miles from downtown Chicago. All 120 studio and one-bedroom units will be backed by Illinois’s Supportive Living Program, which is an apartment-style alternative to skilled nursing care for low-income seniors and those with disabilities […]

Griffin-American starts small

After a busy year during which it made over $1.55 billion in healthcare acquisitions, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT-III recently made a relatively small deal in central Pennsylvania, acquiring a 120-unit independent/assisted living community in Palmyra for an undisclosed price. Built in 2007, this community was owned by AMC Delancey Group, Inc. and Heritage Senior Living, which […]