• National Developer/Investor Divests in Florida

    Blueprint was engaged by a national developer/investor in its divestment of a value-add, but newer vintage, Class-A seniors housing community in Lake Worth Beach, Florida. As part of a broader portfolio review, the ownership group decided to divest to de-lever and conserve liquidity within the fund that held this community. Built in 2019, this... Read More »
  • Recovery Continues at Sabra Health Care REIT

    After all the earnings reports for the fourth quarter 2023, we think it is safe to say the industry really has moved on from the pandemic. Not that the lasting effects have disappeared, as they may be with us for the rest of the decade, but most everyone seems to be getting back to “normal,” although at a different pace for each one. Sabra Health... Read More »
  • Georgia Seniors Housing Community Trades

    Blueprint was brought on in the divestment of a purpose-built seniors housing community in Kennesaw, Georgia. The community was built in 1999 and comprises 37 assisted living and memory care units. We suspect this is another former Enlivant property. Kyle Hallion, Amy Sitzman and Giancarlo Riso marketed the opportunity alongside 16+ seniors... Read More »
  • Cushman & Wakefield Hires Jason Skalko

    After its entire seniors housing team left for JLL earlier in 2023, Cushman & Wakefield has started to rebuild, announcing the hire of Jason Skalko as Managing Director. Skalko comes from JLL and will be based in the firm’s Tampa office to specialize in senior living and care investment sales throughout the United States. A graduate of the... Read More »
  • 60 Seconds with Swett: Memory Care Still Commands a Premium

    We are just a couple of days away from publishing the 29th Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report, which is available to all LevinPro LTC and LTC News subscribers as part of their subscriptions, and the impact of the capital markets upheaval on valuations affected nearly all property types in 2023. Still, a few historical norms remained.... Read More »
Evans Running Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Deal

Evans Running Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Deal

Evans Senior Investments was hired to run a court-appointed sale of two skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, with the sale hearing scheduled (in person and via Zoom) for March 15, 2024, at 10AM Eastern.  Built in the 1980s and renovated in the 1990s, the facilities up for sale include Beacon Ridge, a 118-bed skilled nursing facility in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and The Patriot, a 100-bed SNF and 76-unit personal care/independent living community, together licensed to run as a CCRC, in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Both were losing money. There is also a 92-unit personal care community in Johnstown that has been closed, but is still included in the sale. The previous operator, Senior... Read More »
Planned Seniors Housing Development Receives Construction Funding

Planned Seniors Housing Development Receives Construction Funding

Lument closed a $27 million debt placement to assist Mission Senior Living with the construction of a seniors housing community. Mission Senior Living is an owner/operator of senior living communities in the western U.S. with six communities totaling 639 units under management.   Located in Durango, Colorado, the community will be known as Mesa Verde Estates. It will total 124 units/129 beds of assisted living and memory care with the unit-breakdown being 92 assisted living units and 32 memory care units. The property will be situated on five acres and span 105,000 square feet across two stories.  The financing structure included a $20.9 million USDA guaranteed loan provided... Read More »
Omega Healthcare Reports, American Healthcare Prices IPO

Omega Healthcare Reports, American Healthcare Prices IPO

There had been some nasty rumors in the market leading up to the release of Omega Healthcare Investors’ fourth quarter and year-end earnings release. Some people fretted that the situation had deteriorated with too many of their customers, which could force them to cut their dividend rate. You can’t believe everything you read, except on these pages. While there are still some tenant issues, the overall situation is improving. Because they are leases, the information comes with a three-month lag. For the 12 months ended September 30, 2023, occupancy was 79.1%, up from the previous quarter and up 290 basis points from the year-ago quarter. EBITDARM coverage was 1.63x in the third quarter,... Read More »
Sonida Senior Living Readies for Next Phase

Sonida Senior Living Readies for Next Phase

Don’t you love it when a plan finally comes together? Sonida Senior Living has been working diligently to streamline its capital structure, not to mention improving its census and margins. Yesterday they announced two major developments which should set the stage for future growth. First, they purchased $77.4 million of outstanding debt held by Protective Life for $40.2 million, or a 52% discount, across seven communities. We are not sure we have seen that large of a discount in the market, and perhaps news of this will light a fire under some other creditors. Part of the purchase price was funded by a $24.8 million expansion of Sonida’s existing term loan with Ally Bank. An additional $44... Read More »
The Ensign Group Rocks It Again

The Ensign Group Rocks It Again

It is all about culture, and handing down responsibility, accountability, and providing financial incentives that makes The Ensign Group tick, and rock every quarter. It is also something some seniors housing providers can learn from. Some companies are doing it, but many founders and CEOs are still not ready to hand over the tools to succeed. The nursing home industry is difficult, but Ensign continues to outperform. Same-facility occupancy was up 240 basis points year over year, and it was up 40 basis points sequentially. The skilled mix increased by 110 basis points sequentially. Other nursing home operators only dream of this. In addition, Ensign’s 2024 earnings guidance is now 13%... Read More »
Highmark Assumes Management of Iowa Portfolio

Highmark Assumes Management of Iowa Portfolio

Highmark Senior Living, a Hubbell Realty Co. affiliate that manages six communities with over 290 residents, has taken over management of a portfolio of Edencrest senior living communities spread throughout Iowa. The communities include Edencrest at Beaverdale (built in 2017), Edencrest at Green Meadows (2016), Edencrest at The Legacy (2018), Edencrest at Riverwoods (2014), Edencrest at Siena Hills (2017), Edencrest at Timberline (2023) and Edencrest at Tuscany (2021). Read More »