• National Health Investors Issues Another Update

    National Health Investors is continuing its steady census progress, but the rent deferrals for Bickford Senior Living just will not end. The silver lining is that the deferral amounts are decreasing, from $3 million in both March and April of this year and $2 million in June. Now, the two parties have agreed to $1.5 million in rent deferrals per... Read More »
  • Another Family Owner/Operator Exits the Industry

    As Covid-19 has led to overall decreases in senior housing occupancy levels, Sherer Management joined several of its peers by closing down its multigenerational family business with the sale of its last two CCRCs in Iowa.  These properties include a total of 188 beds at Rose Vista in Woodbine and Longview Home in Missouri Valley.... Read More »
  • HJ Sims Refinances Michigan Provider

    It took a couple of tries, but HJ Sims arranged $41.9 million in financing for Sunset Retirement Communities, a multi-campus, not-for-profit senior living provider in Michigan. The company has grown its holdings over the past decade, starting development on its Jenison campus in 2009 and completing it in 2015. Then, after completing a market... Read More »
  • Recent Senior Care M&A Deals, Week Ending June 18, 2021

    Senior care M&A is soaring back this month across all sectors. Check out our recent M&A deal chart. Long-Term Care   AcquirerTargetPrice Beacon Health10 skilled nursing facilities in Iowa$24.2 million Regional operator/private capital providerRose Vista in Woodbine and Longview Home in Missouri ValleyN/A Ciena HealthcareLincoln... Read More »
  • Drinking the Kool-Aid in Washington (State), Again

    The people of the state of Washington are getting closer to having to make a decision about a new payroll tax to fund a “long-term” care benefit, that is anything but long term. The 58-cent tax withholding for every $100 of salary and bonus may not seem like much, but the benefit is not much either.  This reminds us (sort of) of the Class... Read More »
HJ Sims Refinances Michigan Provider

HJ Sims Refinances Michigan Provider

It took a couple of tries, but HJ Sims arranged $41.9 million in financing for Sunset Retirement Communities, a multi-campus, not-for-profit senior living provider in Michigan. The company has grown its holdings over the past decade, starting development on its Jenison campus in 2009 and completing it in 2015. Then, after completing a market study in March 2020, Sunset determined to add a Phase III with 62 independent living apartments, 20 IL villas and amenity spaces. That was not an ideal time to begin filling a new community. After approaching potential lenders in May 2020, Sunset delayed the financing in order to focus on its existing operations. However, HJ Sims continued to explore... Read More »
Ziegler & M&T Realty Refinance Nebraska IL Community

Ziegler & M&T Realty Refinance Nebraska IL Community

Ziegler and M&T Realty partnered to refinance an independent living community in Kearney, Nebraska, that is owned by Omaha-based Essex Communities. Built in 1992, the community has 34 units and was 100% occupied at closing. Essex bought it in 2018 and immediately commenced substantial renovations, which were completed in 2019.   To reimburse its capital expenditure investments, extract equity and take out debt from a local lender that the company used to acquire the community, Essex relied on Ziegler to arrange a $4.37 million loan from Fannie Mae. The 10-year loan came with a fixed interest rate and two years of interest only, followed by a 30-year amortization period. It was... Read More »
Greystone Announces New Deputy Chief Credit Officer

Greystone Announces New Deputy Chief Credit Officer

Greystone announced it has hired Sampada D’silva as its new Deputy Chief Credit Officer. Based in Chicago, Ms. D’Silva will help Greystone fulfill the increasing demand for its industry-leading loan services in healthcare, including skilled nursing and assisted living assets. We suppose that is a good sign that lenders are back in business, in earnest.  Ms. D’silva has over two decades of experience in healthcare and senior care investment and lending. She previously worked for Cambridge Realty Capital Companies as a Senior Managing Director, with experience in planning and finalizing a number of financing options, including HUD and conventional loans.  Ms. D’silva... Read More »
Institutional Property Advisors Sells Iowa SNF Portfolio

Institutional Property Advisors Sells Iowa SNF Portfolio

In a strategic move to build its presence in the Midwest, Beacon Health Management acquired 10 skilled nursing facilities in Iowa last month. Ryan Fleming of Institutional Property Advisors represented the seller in this $24.2 million, or $42,600 per bed, transaction. Todd Lindblom was the broker of record.  The targeted properties within the Pearl Valley Rehab & Healthcare portfolio include 568 beds and currently generate total revenue of $35 million and EBITDA of $3.5 million. That results in a 14.5% cap rate on the deal.  Occupancy across the portfolio fluctuated around 75 to 80% during the sale process. Some COVID cases towards the end of the transaction resulted in a delay in... Read More »
Ziegler Closes Massive Bond Financing For Sonoma County Construction Project

Ziegler Closes Massive Bond Financing For Sonoma County Construction Project

Ziegler brought out the big guns for a nearly $300 million bond financing closed for Ensō Village, a to-be-built CCRC in Healdsburg, California. The Kendal Corporation, a national not-for-profit provider of senior living services, is spearheading the project, which will be a Zen-inspired community set on 16 acres in the heart of Sonoma wine country.   Kendal has planned for 221 independent living, 30 assisted living and 24 memory support units. Of the 221 IL units, 20 are low-income rental apartments for retired Buddhist teachers, and 10 are moderate-income apartments, which will all be mixed among the market-rate units on campus. Common areas and amenities will include a central lobby,... Read More »
BMO Harris Bank Finances New Jersey Development

BMO Harris Bank Finances New Jersey Development

BMO Harris Bank’s Healthcare Real Estate Finance group announced that it led and closed a $73.4 million construction financing for a joint venture between LCS and an institutional partner to develop a 220-unit senior living community in Florham Park, New Jersey. People’s United Bank was also a $30 million participant in the deal.  Set to open in March 2023, the community will feature 128 independent living units (53 one-bedroom and 75 two-bedroom options), 58 assisted living units (10 studio, 40 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom options) and 34 memory care units (32 private and two semi-private units).  Read More »