• CBRE Facilitates Augusta Acquisition in Georgia

    CBRE National Senior Housing’s team consisting of Aron Will, John L. Sweeny, Jr., Garrett Sacco and Scott Bray completed the sale and acquisition financing for a fully occupied assisted living/memory care community in Augusta, Georgia. Built in 2019, Thrive at Augusta comprises 85 units on 17 acres and despite opening just before the pandemic, it... Read More »
  • Active Adult Community Sells in New Jersey

    JLL Capital Markets closed the sale of an active adult community in Englishtown, New Jersey (near Trenton). Built in 2008, ​​Royal Pines at Marlboro comprises 89 units and sold for a purchase price of $29.9 million, or $336,000 per unit. The community comprises one- and two-bedroom units averaging 859 square feet. Unlike most active adult... Read More »
  • Links Healthcare Group Buys Two Senior Care Facilities

    Links Healthcare Group announced the purchase of two seniors housing communities in San Jose, California. The first purchase was of a skilled nursing facility by the name of Westwood Post-Acute comprising 268 beds. Link’s second acquisition was Westgate Villa Assisted Living comprising 60 units, but both properties sit adjacent to each other. The... Read More »
  • CareTrust REIT’s Mark Lamb Steps Down as CIO

    The Board of Directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc. announced the appointment of James Callister as Chief Investment Officer, to be effective as of December 31, 2022. Mr. Callister will succeed Mark Lamb, who is leaving the company after a transition period to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Mr. Callister currently serves as CareTrust’s... Read More »
  • Marcus & Millichap Refinances Georgia Community

    Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. arranged an $8.3 million loan to refinance Brookside Commerce, an assisted living community in Commerce, Georgia, approximately 70 miles northwest of Atlanta. Built in 1998, the 62-unit community includes 12 independent living units and is 3.5 miles from Northridge Medical Center, a full-service community... Read More »
Ouch…Brookdale Senior Living Plunges

Ouch…Brookdale Senior Living Plunges

How do you reduce the value of your company by 40% in 24 hours? Tell investors you are going to raise more capital after you told them in your third quarter earnings call that your liquidity was okay and you had no debt maturities until September 2024. That is what confronted investors this week. Brookdale Senior Living announced, and then priced one day later, a $125 million capital raise that left people wondering. It consists of 2.5 million units, priced at $50 per unit, with each unit including equity and debt (more on that later), and the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, the ubiquitous catch-all from the legal team. Our first guess was that investors pummeled the... Read More »
A Successful Turnaround, Twice

A Successful Turnaround, Twice

We have always stated the belief that smaller providers are nimbler and more on top of operations at the community level. That being the case, they are usually better able to turn around operations of a struggling community. Not always, but they have a better chance. This should also hold true with turning around communities after COVID. Large companies such as Brookdale Senior Living, while steadily increasing occupancy, are still far below where they were before the pandemic. So here is a case study about two turnarounds with the same community. In May 2019, a small provider, Bloom Senior Living, purchased a 78-unit assisted living/memory care community in Kokomo, Indiana from Capital... Read More »

Brookdale Senior Living For Sale, Again?

Whether it was leaked from Brookdale Senior Living, or from one of its advisors, or not, it was reported on Friday that the company was in talks with one or more advisors about a potential sale of the company. Forgive us if we yawn, but we have been through this before. Although, it was exciting to see a seniors housing company’s share price jump by 20% in a market that has not been kind to our industry, for how long it remains up is the important question. The shares had recently hit a 52-week low of $3.87, so jumping by 20% does not mean as much. This is especially true when one considers the fact that they walked away from a conditional indication of interest to buy the company four... Read More »

Takeaways from Skilled Nursing: Is There A Market Disconnect?

On September 29th, 2022, Ben Swett, Editor of The SeniorCare Investor, spoke with two expert panelists on the skilled nursing M&A market, and why values continue to skyrocket. Mr. Swett was joined by ​​​​​Laca Wong-Hammond, Managing Director and Head of M&A at Lument, and Toby Siefert, Managing Director of Senior Living Investment Brokerage, to make sense of this market, the opportunities within it and the risks. Mr. Swett kicked off the webinar by asking the panelists if the average price per bed, which currently sits at $118,000 per bed, will continue to rise as it has during the previous four quarters. Ms. Wong-Hammond discussed how inflation has caused everything to increase in... Read More »
Skilled Nursing: Is There A Market Disconnect?

Skilled Nursing: Is There A Market Disconnect?

On September 29th, 2022, our Editor Ben Swett discussed the skilled nursing M&A market with a couple of industry experts that included Laca Wong-Hammond of Lument and Toby Siefert of Senior Living Investment Brokerage. The conversation ran over an hour and covered SNF values, the current buyer’s mindset, what sellers are thinking and how the deal process has changed in recent months. Read More »
When Will the Attacks on SNFs Stop?

When Will the Attacks on SNFs Stop?

Don’t you feel like it is déjà vu all over again? Yet another report has come out criticizing the for-profit nursing home industry on its handling of the COVID crisis, with one publication stating the study “eviscerates” for-profit nursing homes. We don’t remember a study that didn’t eviscerate the sector, the punching bag for everyone it seems, especially The New York Times. But Congress has taken the lead from the Times recently. The congressional subcommittee report found that, among other things, many nursing homes were understaffed during the first few months of the pandemic, leading to deficient care. Hellooo. The majority of nursing homes were understaffed because they could not... Read More »