• Brookdale Senior Living Bottoms Out

    It has been a tough go for Brookdale Senior Living for several years, really, ever since its acquisition of Emeritus in 2014. But the pandemic was almost the final nail in its coffin. Now those nails are beginning to be removed, and perhaps the resurrection is in sight.  While there is work still to be done, the big O, as... Read More »
  • Omega Health Investors Makes M&A Moves In Q1

    On May 6, Omega Healthcare Investors released their first quarter earnings report, and it was a period of major acquisition activity and balance sheet improvements that position the REIT well for the recovery that is surely coming soon in senior care. In the first quarter, Omega closed nearly $600 million of acquisitions and $16.8 million in... Read More »
  • SLIB Sells Wisconsin Assisted Living Portfolio

    As if their end-of-April activity wasn’t enough, the Senior Living Investment Brokerage team of Bradley Clousing and Ryan Saul kicked off May with a portfolio sale of three assisted living communities in Wisconsin. Located in the towns of Waukesha and Oshkosh, they total 255 units and were built between 2005 and 2009. The Waukesha community... Read More »
  • Meridian Capital Group Goes All Out in April

    April showers certainly brought a dizzying number of financings closed by the team at Meridian Capital Group, arranged for a combination of 26 assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in seven states. Ari Adlerstein, Ari Dobkin, Josh Simpson, Matt Lesnik, Jesse Rauch, David Gottlieb and Jacob Scott negotiated the transactions, which totaled... Read More »
  • CareTrust REIT Acquires Again in California

    A little over a month after CareTrust REIT first acquired four CCRCs in California, then a 150-bed skilled nursing facility in Santa Barbara, the company has made another Golden State purchase. The latest deal features a 123-bed skilled nursing facility located adjacent to the El Centro Regional Medical Center in El  Centro (Imperial County). The... Read More »
The Prestige Group Closes Two Senior Care Sales

The Prestige Group Closes Two Senior Care Sales

Joe Shallow of The Prestige Group went up and down the East Coast to sell a couple of senior care communities. First, Mr. Shallow worked with President Richard Natow to arrange the sale of a vacant personal care facility in Philadelphia. Originally built in 1920 as a rest home for retired actors, the community featured 51 beds in 24 units.   Several years ago, the family owner/operator decided to close and renovate the community, while transferring all of the residents to its sister facility in Philadelphia. However, the owner decided to sell and enlisted Prestige to run the process after the brokerage firm originally sold them the property. A local contractor with a number of apartment... Read More »
JLL Capital Markets Does Double Duty

JLL Capital Markets Does Double Duty

JLL Capital Markets successfully sold and arranged acquisition financing for a large independent living community in the northern Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan. Featuring 298 units, the community is also primed to be converted into active adult, but we will wait and see if the new regional owner/operator (who is focused on that market) will do that. They paid $17 million, or $57,000 per unit, for the property and received $25.35 million in non-recourse financing to cover both the purchase and planned renovations.  JLL’s David Gaines, Joel Mendes and Dav Macdonald worked on behalf of a private investor seller to complete the sale, while Trent Niederberger and Stephen Van Leer... Read More »
Newmark Sells Chesapeake, Virginia Community

Newmark Sells Chesapeake, Virginia Community

The Newmark team has closed the sale of a seniors housing community in Chesapeake, Virginia (Virginia Beach MSA). Opened in 2000, the community features 47 assisted living and 26 memory care units. It averaged occupancy of 77% in 2020, which provided moderate cash flow for ownership.   But that level could be improved, so a new regional owner/operator stepped in to acquire the property for $12 million, or $165,000 per unit. They expect to invest capex into the community and improve the physical plant. Their regional presence should also help provide scale to increase the operating margin.  Read More »
Blueprint Arranges Another Ohio Transaction

Blueprint Arranges Another Ohio Transaction

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has closed another senior care transaction in the state of Ohio. Connor Doherty, Michael Segal and Ryan Kelly arranged the deal, which consisted of a 61-bed skilled nursing facility in Hicksville, Ohio, about 40 minutes northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana.   Built in 1966, the facility is the only licensed provider in the area and features mostly semi-private units. Services include post-acute care, respite care, wound care, respiratory and oxygen therapy, adult day care, hospice care, IV therapy and tracheostomy care, among others. There are also extensive on-site services, including a portable x-ray, laboratory work, a pharmacy, a mental health... Read More »
Five Star Exits Skilled Nursing Sector in Portfolio Restructuring

Five Star Exits Skilled Nursing Sector in Portfolio Restructuring

Five Star Senior Living is making a complete exit from the skilled nursing sector and restructuring its portfolio to focus more on larger, lower acuity seniors housing properties. It looks like an acknowledgement of the company’s weakness, and its strengths, to focus on what it does best, at a smaller, more manageable size. Its landlord, Diversified Healthcare Trust, agreed to amend its management agreements and transition 108 smaller senior living communities totaling approximately 7,500 units to other operators by the end of the year. DHC will not have to pay a termination fee and will also no longer have the right to sell up to $682 million worth of senior living communities... Read More »
Monarch Advisors Finances Kansas SNF Acquisition

Monarch Advisors Finances Kansas SNF Acquisition

A local owner/operator purchased a small skilled nursing facility in rural Kansas with an acquisition loan in hand, secured by Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors. An active, national SBA lender provided the financing, which totaled $721,500 and came with a 25-year, fully amortizing term. It came with an interest rate of Prime + 2.25%, and there was also a five-year declining prepayment penalty.  Built in the 1950s, but well maintained, the 45-bed facility was around 86% occupied by the end of 2020. Given where national average census is for the industry, most operators would happily take that. Including working capital and closing costs, the buyer expects to spend around $800,000, or... Read More »