• Blueprint Advises Another SNF Sale

    Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors’ Ben Firestone and Michael Segal recently facilitated the sale of Magnolia Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Inman, South Carolina. Built in 1967, Magnolia has 176 beds, which represents over 40% of the total licensed beds in the local market and twice the capacity of the next largest competitor. ... Read More »
  • The Ensign Group and CareTrust Acquire Two Texas SNFs

    The Ensign Group and CareTrust REIT have teamed up to acquire the real estate and operations of two skilled nursing facilities in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. CareTrust purchased the facilities for $32.5 million, or about $135,000 per bed, while The Ensign Group recently took over operations effective August 1, 2021 as part of the... Read More »
  • Walker & Dunlop Originates Financings for Four Communities

    Walker & Dunlop Managing Director Kevin Giusti and Senior Analyst Brian Neal recently originated $37.47 million in financing for four assisted living and memory care facilities: Bloom at Bluffton in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bloom at Hilton Head in Hilton Head, South Carolina; Cascades of Tucson, in Tucson, Arizona; and Regency Jackson in... Read More »
  • Newmark Summer Sales Continue

    Late last week, we profiled several of Newmark’s latest closings, but we also said that we were not finished. One deal was referenced in Welltower’s recent earnings release, as the REIT’s purchase of seven senior living communities from White Oak Healthcare Partners finally closed. The communities, averaging more... Read More »
  • Welltower Announces Big Census Gains

    Welltower released its second quarter earnings results, and its growth strategy was on full display with $1.5 billion in pro-rata gross investments from April to June, at an initial yield of 8.8%. That does not even include the largest deal, which was its proposed $1.58 billion acquisition of 86 independent living communities owned... Read More »
Newmark Reports Active Summer So Far

Newmark Reports Active Summer So Far

Newmark announced a slew of seniors housing closings, a couple of which we have already profiled this month. In total, the firm’s closings for June and July surpassed $580 million in volume. First was the sale of two active adult communities in Texas. Multifamily development and investment firm Cortland sold the properties to Livingston Street Capital for a combined $73.5million, or $182,800 per unit, at a cap rate in the low 4s.   Next, the Newmark team handled the sale of a 94-unit assisted living/memory care community in St. Petersburg, Florida. The seller, Kandu Capital, had purchased the 2014-vintage property in 2017 for $5.5 million, or just... Read More »
Berkshire Seniors Housing Fund I Makes First Acquisition

Berkshire Seniors Housing Fund I Makes First Acquisition

In addition to its active investment in development, Berkshire Residential Investments, through its Berkshire Seniors Housing Fund I, has made its first purchase of an existing seniors housing community. The Senior Housing Investments Group, which Matthew Whitlock joined as Chief Investment Officer in May 2019, currently has six projects currently under construction and two others that have recently opened. But this is its first acquisition of an open community, and likely not the last.  Set on 11.4 acres in Clearwater, Florida, the community has 57 assisted living and 25 memory care units. A not-for-profit organization built it in 2012 and included an impressive array of... Read More »
JCH Senior Housing Closes Numerous Sales on the West Coast

JCH Senior Housing Closes Numerous Sales on the West Coast

Jim and Cindy Hazzard of JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage announced a series of successful sales on the West Coast. They started out by selling an 80-unit assisted living/memory care community in Stockton, California. In the deal, they represented the family-owned owner/operator who was looking to retire from the business. The team fielded several competitive offers and ultimately chose a local owner based in the area that was looking to grow their portfolio.   It won’t be a piece of cake, but what is these days? The facility struggled after COVID and was under a lot of scrutiny from licensing. This, coupled with the strict lending requirements imposed for SBA... Read More »
Scarp Ridge Real Estate Partners Is Launched

Scarp Ridge Real Estate Partners Is Launched

If you believe that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and that after all the distress of the past 15 months opportunity abounds, then you want to be an investor in seniors housing. That is just part of the thinking of the partners in a new $300 million fund, Scarp Ridge Real Estate Partners, that will be looking at value-add, opportunistic and distressed real estate investment opportunities in seniors housing and hospitality. We hope it is more on the seniors housing side.  The fund will acquire non-performing loans to help both the lender and provider move a project along, and will purchase individual properties and portfolios. Partner Rick Shamberg has a few decades of... Read More »
Newmark Reports Active Summer So Far

The Mogharebi Group Handles Seniors Housing Sale

Bryan LaBar and Otto Ozen of The Mogharebi Group arranged the sale of an independent living community in San Bernardino, California. Built in 1984, the four-story building has 71 one-bedroom units and a total of 36,200 square feet on a one-acre site. Messrs. LaBar and Ozen represented the seller, a Los Angeles-based private investment group, in the deal. Another private investment group based in the San Gabriel Valley paid $7.24 million, or $102,000 per unit, for the property. The Mogharebi Group specializes in multifamily property sales throughout California, but it is not often we see them in seniors housing.  Read More »
Blueprint Closes SNF Sale in Virginia

Blueprint Closes SNF Sale in Virginia

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors continued its recent surge in closings with the sale of a rural Virginia skilled nursing facility. Located just off I-81 in the southwest Virginia town of Rural Retreat, the 120-bed facility was built in 2015 with 20 private and 50 semiprivate units. Shortly after it achieved stabilization, its operator, Traditions Senior Management, decided to execute its below-market purchase option on the facility’s real estate.   Occupancy remained strong until the pandemic when the facility like many others saw census dip. Being one of the newest facilities in the area, it was still able to attract a healthy quality mix. But financials could certainly be... Read More »