• Newmark Announces August Deal Activity

    Newmark announced its August activity, which totaled around $300 million of transaction volume. The largest deal was Spectrum Retirement’s sale of four seniors housing communities in the Columbus, Ohio MSA to an undisclosed institutional buyer. Opened in 2017 and early 2018, the portfolio totals 514 units of independent living, assisted living... Read More »
  • Several Companies Report August Occupancy Gains

    Several companies have released occupancy updates for the month of August, and there were some mixed results. However, for the most part, these top players reported large basis-point gains over several months, and even between July and August. This consistency among businesses bodes well for a return to normalcy in the skilled nursing and seniors... Read More »
  • Tryko Adds to Rhode Island SNF Portfolio

    Tryko Partners added to its Rhode Island skilled nursing portfolio with the acquisition of a 120-bed facility in North Kingstown. Named Scalabrini Villa, the one-story facility is set on a bucolic property facing Narragansett Bay. The Brown family (Brown University’s namesake) donated the site to Rhode Island Hospital, which... Read More »
  • Seattle Seniors Housing Community Wraps Up Construction

    Wesley Homes, Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) and Ryan Companies teamed up nearly three years ago to develop a large senior living community in Seattle, and has recently completed the project.  The 405,992-square foot senior living community, called Wesley at Tehaleh, exists within the master-planned community of Tehaleh by Newland... Read More »
  • MedCore Partners Divests Washington State Community

    After purchasing a portfolio of seven seniors housing properties from Ventas in July 2020, MedCore Partners is divesting one of the properties in Sedro-Woolley, Washington (about 75 miles north of Seattle). The 2020 acquisition comprised six other communities in Washington (Sequim, Olympia, Centralia and Tacoma) and California (San Juan... Read More »
New Proposal for Capital Senior Living

New Proposal for Capital Senior Living

As we get closer to the voting date for shareholders to approve of the recapitalization proposal of Capital Senior Living by Conversant Capital, with the full support of Cap Senior’s management and board, at long last an alternative plan has been put forward. We didn’t think that Ortelius Advisors had much of a leg to stand on in their proxy fight without any alternative for shareholders to consider. Now we have one, as loosey-goosey as it may be.  Ortelius has proposed a new equity rights offering, which they will backstop and subscribe to well beyond their current pro rata holdings of about 12.7%. They believe that raising up to $70 million of new... Read More »
Other Healthcare Sectors See Healthy August Acquisition Activity

Other Healthcare Sectors See Healthy August Acquisition Activity

The summer surge in deal-making continued into August, and across most of the healthcare industry, with a total of 150 deals announced across all 13 healthcare sectors, a 30% increase from August of 2020. However, this was a small dip from last month when there were 155 deals made, but we imagine a few more deals may rise to the surface. This is according to statistics from our new platform LevinPro HC, which features the latest healthcare news, deals, insights and analysis.  Last month was an especially busy time for the Physician Medical Groups (PMG) sector, which accounted for nearly 25% of all deals announced in August 2021, with dental and ophthalmology practices making up nearly half... Read More »

60 Seconds With Steve Monroe: The Biden Administration Does It Again

The new requirement issued by the Biden Administration to force all nursing home workers to be vaccinated by late September, or else the facility will lose all Medicaid and Medicare funding, has unintended consequences that even a moron could see. The rationale was to “level the playing field,” by which I assume they mean preventing workers from leaving one facility with a vaccine mandate policy for another that does not have one. So gee, make all employees get vaccinated or the facility loses 90% of its revenue sources. If they don’t have staff, they can’t take care of people anyway. The problem is that by picking on nursing homes, the employees who don’t want to get jabbed can go work... Read More »
A CMS Study Not “Common Sense” Checked

A CMS Study Not “Common Sense” Checked

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a study comparing Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes (about 1.4 million of them) to those Medicare beneficiaries in the general community at large (60.6 million) between March and December of 2020. They were trying to see if there was a difference between the two groups in terms of becoming infected with COVID-19, hospitalized as a result, and then death from it.  One article about the story was titled “Medicare nursing home residents more likely to be diagnosed, hospitalized and die from COVID-19 than beneficiaries not in facilities.” Thank you, Captain Obvious. And surprisingly, this did not come from The New York... Read More »

Cap Senior Shareholder Battle Continues

At this point, all we can say is that there have been a lot of pissed off shareholders of Capital Senior Living, and not just this year. It goes back several years when the stock price was just over $27 ($416 in today’s post-split equivalent price) and the market was riding high in general. Shareholders thought management and the board should take advantage of the environment and sell. The rest, of course, is history. Companies were being sold at premium values, such as the sale of Emeritus to Brookdale Senior Living (which never should have happened). And later on, the 49% interest in Enlivant sold to Sabra Health Care REIT nearly $200,000 per unit. Cap Senior’s assets were much better.... Read More »