• 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 »
Diversified Healthcare Trust Lives Another Day

Diversified Healthcare Trust Lives Another Day

One of the reasons provided for the misguided merger of Diversified Healthcare Trust with Office Properties Trust, since terminated, was that DHC needed to do it in order not to default on its debt and go Chapter 11. Afterall, they had issued a “going concern” letter early this year because they did not see any way to pay off their maturing debt in 2024. Oops. But in this case, it is a good “oops,” because they did manage to find a way to raise net proceeds of $732 million to pay off all their 2024 debt. The $941 million par value of zero coupon senior secured notes come with a rate of 11.25%, so this is quite expensive. The notes are due in two years with a one-year extension. But if the... Read More »
60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Not So Merry This Year?

60 Seconds with Steve Monroe: Not So Merry This Year?

As many of you know, this time of year I often do my “Twas The Night Before Christmas” roast of senior participants in our industry, picking on either REITs, brokers, provider CEOs, or anyone else. Somehow, this year it just didn’t seem appropriate. They have been picked on enough, but not in jest like I try to do, even though some seem to take it a bit too personally. You shouldn’t. It seems the media, in particular The New York Times and The Washington Post, have decided to pick on the assisted living industry, maybe figuring nursing homes have already been through the media meat grinder, which they have. Last weekend, The Post came out with two articles blasting the assisted living... Read More »
JLL Finances Active Adult Development

JLL Finances Active Adult Development

The United Group of Companies is building a new active adult community in Worcester, Massachusetts, thanks to bank financing arranged by JLL Capital Markets. The Arbella at Bramble Hill will include 123 units across three elevator-serviced buildings, with one- and two-bedroom units and an 8,500-square-foot clubhouse. UW Senior, LLC, an affiliate of United Group of Companies, borrowed $35 million in construction financing from Washington Trust. The property is owned by Premier Property Group LLC of Dracut, which bought it in 2018 for $820,000. Read More »
Covenant Living Communities Expands in Illinois

Covenant Living Communities Expands in Illinois

Covenant Living Communities and Services enlisted Chicago-based construction company, Leopardo, and Atlanta-based architects, THW Design, for a $66.5 million expansion project at the assisted living community Covenant Living of Northbrook in Northbrook, Illinois. This expansion involves the construction of three new three-story carriage homes, resulting in the addition of 36 new one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment will feature a spacious patio or balcony and a private garage. Additionally, the “Town Center” will undergo a substantial 9,000-square-foot expansion, enhancing both indoor and outdoor dining venues. The project is slated for completion in late 2025. Read More »
JLL Finances Active Adult Development

Construction Coming to a Close for NY Development

FilBen Group, an owner/developer, and its equity partner RSF Partners are nearing completion of their $54 million seniors housing development in Montebello, New York, in the Lower Hudson Valley. The four-story Braemar at Montebello will be complete in 2024 and feature 133 total units. Of those, there are 66 studio, 14 one-bedroom and 53 two-bedroom units (semi-private “friendship” units each with approximately 600 square feet) across 133,675 total square feet. There will also be shared public spaces on the main, second and third levels.  The community is adjacent to the Montebello Commercial Center, which offers retail, entertainment, dining and medical services. Good Samaritan... Read More »
60 Seconds with Swett: CCRCs Still Ahead on Occupancy

60 Seconds with Swett: CCRCs Still Ahead on Occupancy

Ziegler recently came out with its analysis of the latest NIC MAP occupancy statistics for CCRCs, or LPCs, and the sector continues to outperform the separate seniors housing and care sectors. For independent living units, the average occupancy for CCRCs was 90.5% compared with 84.2% for IL units not within a CCRC. In the assisted living sector, AL units within CCRCs were on average 87.5% occupied, versus 83.1% outside of CCRCs. Memory care averaged 86.5% occupancy within CCRCs and 83.4% outside of them, and skilled nursing beds were 83.6% and 82.2% occupied, respectively, although CCRCs have been shedding their SNF beds over the last several years and the beds remaining would... Read More »