• Grandbridge Arranges Two Seniors Housing Sales

    Not long after making the move from Cushman & Wakefield to Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, the Tampa-based team of Allen McMurtry, Dave Kliewer and Jay Jordan announced a couple of seniors housing sales. First, they were tapped by the owner of an independent living/assisted living community near Springfield, Massachusetts... Read More »
  • Colliers International Announces Florida Portfolio Deal

    Damien and Ken Carriero of Colliers International kicked off their 2021 campaign with the sale of three assisted living communities totaling 180 units and 313 beds in Florida. Previously owned by Florida Seniors Properties, Inc., these communities are located in Port Richey, Casselberry and Zephyrhills, with an average occupancy of just... Read More »
  • Plains Commercial Sells Oklahoma SNF

    Daniel Morris, formerly of CBRE but now Founding Partner of Plains Commercial Real Estate in charge of seniors housing investment sales and leasing, has arranged the sale of a small skilled nursing facility in Fairland, Oklahoma. Featuring 29 beds, the facility was built in the mid-1960s with a small footprint of just about... Read More »
  • Keybank Secures Fannie Mae Refinance For Five Communities

    KeyBank Real Estate Capital secured Fannie Mae financing for a portfolio of five seniors housing communities in several states operated by Enlivant. The long-term, non-recourse debt was secured by Charlie Shoop at an attractive interest rate. Plus, KeyBank’s Tim Sylvain, Paul Di Vito and Patrick Gilbreath originated and structured a balance sheet... Read More »
  • Watercrest Expands Into Virginia

    Watercrest Senior Living Group announced the groundbreaking of its first seniors housing community in the state of Virginia. This will also be the furthest north development in Watercrest’s portfolio, so far, as the Florida-based developer/operator has plans to expand its Mid-Atlantic offering. In yet another... Read More »
Assisted Living Is Not A Nursing Home

Assisted Living Is Not A Nursing Home

The media continues to throw all seniors housing into the nursing home basket. It has to stop now, especially in this time of COVID. Here I go again, or better yet, here goes the uninformed New York Times again. In a story last week called, “Voices From Inside Nursing Homes,” I didn’t know whether these would be the voices of workers, or the residents who felt isolated with little social interaction. It was mostly neither. It was voices from children of residents, and in two cases, the resident; one “voice” was that of a staffer. The problem was that most were not voices from nursing homes. They were from a residential care facility, a seniors housing complex, an assisted living community,... Read More »
Assisted Living Is Not A Nursing Home

Active Adult: Is Now The Time

The active adult market may fill a lot of voids in seniors housing, including price points and attracting younger “seniors.” Join our webinar as we dissect the market with industry leaders and see how these new properties are trading in the market. First of all, Happy New Year. It has got to be better than the last one. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly disrupted the senior living industry, at least for now. Are consumers going to be afraid of moving into a senior living community once the vaccine is widely distributed? Will cost become a more  important factor for choosing the type of community to move into? How about paying for what you only want or need? These will... Read More »
Assisted Living Is Not A Nursing Home

Saying Goodbye To 2020

It’s time to put 2020 to rest, and in 2021 we will all do our best. If you happen to be listening to this on Christmas Eve Hopefully you will remember it came from Steve As you know, 2020 was a terrible year And in our industry, it brought little cheer What with shortages of tests and PPE Let’s not forget those of us who ran out of TP COVID was nasty, don’t we all know And it cost the providers a lot of dough Blame was cast by the media for sure But your resilience means we will all endure There’s no time to waste, the message still needs to get out That you are a safe place to live, there is no doubt So, as we journey into another year anew I wish you health and happiness in all you... Read More »
LTC Properties Provides Rent Relief

LTC Properties Provides Rent Relief

How do you spell relief in the pandemic? Reducing the rent escalators that REITs charge their tenants. That is precisely what LTC Properties has decided to do in 2021, and we wonder if a few other REITs may follow suit.   Several REITs already agreed to rent deferrals in 2020 as their tenants were struggling with census and operating costs. But those deferrals have to be paid back at some time, since they were simply “deferred.” But under LTC Properties’ plan, the 2021 rent escalator will be cut by 50% and presumably not have to be paid back.  While it may be painful for LTC and its shareholders in the short-term, it was the right thing to do because many tenants... Read More »
Navigating the Senior Care Lending Market with Don Kelly of Locust Point Capital

Navigating the Senior Care Lending Market with Don Kelly of Locust Point Capital

Ben Swett, the Editor of The SeniorCare Investor, sits down with Don Kelly, Managing Director of Locust Point Capital, to discuss the current state of the seniors housing and care lending environment. Ben Swett, Editor of The SeniorCare Investor – Don Kelly is the Managing Director of Locust Point Capital where he is responsible for loan originations and structuring. Don has more than 25 years of experience in the seniors housing and skilled nursing industry and he’s also been involved in the originating, structuring and underwriting of approximately $5 billion in transactions. So, Don, you seem like the right person to turn to for all our lending... Read More »
Will Brookdale Sell Its Home Health Business?

Will Brookdale Sell Its Home Health Business?

Rumors were afloat this week that Brookdale Senior Living might be running a sales process for its home health and hospice business. Quietly, it became one of the largest home health providers in the country, with revenues of $447 million in 2019, inclusive of hospice and a very small therapy business.   We happen to think home health and hospice is a natural for large senior living providers with a built-in customer base off of which to leverage growth outside their communities. It is also a nice lead-in for full time residence into some of their communities. Today, about 50% of the home health and hospice revenues are “in-house,” while 50% are outside of Brookdale’s... Read More »