• Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
  • Looking for Answers in the Lending Market: A Q&A with Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors

    To get a sense of what is going on in the capital markets in this immediate post-COVID-19 world, we turned to Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors for his own thoughts.   How has the lending environment changed from the beginning of the second quarter to now?  Overall, there is less debt capital available than there was prior to the COVID-19 crisis. ... Read More »
PDPM Pushes Up Skilled Nursing Values in 2019

PDPM Pushes Up Skilled Nursing Values in 2019

Skilled nursing values rebounded in 2019 to a near-record high of $93,000 per bed. That is still shy of the highest average value ever recorded ($99,200 per bed in 2016), when a number of high-quality, high-Medicare/private pay census transitional care facilities sold. But it was still a very strong year. Most in the industry never fathomed that average would ever approach $100,000 per bed, but it is true that excluding certain high-barrier-to-entry markets, traditional long-term care facilities with majority-Medicaid censuses should never really reach that value. The 2019 average was 20% higher than the $77,500 per bed average in 2018, likely driven by a lot of optimism surrounding the... Read More »
Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

The 25th Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report is almost ready, but get your sneak preview and analysis in our upcoming webcast. We are diligently working on the 2020 edition of the Senior Care Acquisition Report, which we hope to have ready for publication by the end of the month. It will be the 25th edition of this market-leading report, and it has valuable M&A statistics that you will not find anywhere else, including trends over multi-year periods. Well, that is not exactly true. Next week we will be releasing some of those statistics in our annual webcast on the state of the seniors housing and care M&A market. Our panel will include brokers from Cushman &... Read More »
PDPM Pushes Up Skilled Nursing Values in 2019

2019 Sets Senior Care M&A Record

What a year it was. We have now recorded 447 publicly announced seniors housing and care transactions in 2019, which is not only a record, but is also still just a preliminary number. Coming off of another record-breaking year in 2018, with 430 deals, the industry has amazingly surpassed that level of activity, by a whopping 5%. That’s what a lot of cheap capital can do. A busy fourth quarter pushed the sector to that unprecedented total, with 110 deals announced. As has historically been the case, private senior care providers made up the majority of buyers, accounting for nearly 50% of all Q4 acquisitions. REITs and real estate investment... Read More »
Fourth Quarter Occupancy Nudges Up

Fourth Quarter Occupancy Nudges Up

Some good news was recently released by NIC MAP, showing occupancy rates for stabilized seniors housing communities (independent living and assisted living) increasing by 10 basis points sequentially, but a four-basis point decline year over year. The assisted living market, which has been the most troubled over the past several years, saw a 20-basis point increase sequentially, but a 14-basis point decline year over year. The bottom line is that while some progress has been made recently, we are still way behind a year and two ago, with a long way to go to really get to “stabilization” as an industry. The other good news is that absorption is running ahead of trailing-12 month new... Read More »
Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values

Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values

It’s amazing the difference that one deal can make. We are talking about Welltower’s $1.76 billion sale of its entire Benchmark Senior Living portfolio to KKR and its impact on the average private per assisted living unit sold in the most recent four quarters. That sale, which came in at $425,400 per unit across the 48 properties, pushed the sector’s weighted average up to $252,900 per unit, a 23% increase from the most recent four-quarter period ($205,900 per unit) and 36% from calendar year 2018 ($186,400 per unit), according to The Seniors Housing Acquisition & Investment Report. We should note that this average is likely to change as more deals from 2019 float to the surface, and... Read More »
PDPM Pushes Up Skilled Nursing Values in 2019

Independent Living Values Continue Impressive Rise

As the assisted living market is mired in a difficult operating environment, plagued with overdevelopment in some markets, heavy discounting and stubbornly low census, independent living continues to show its resiliency. According the our rolling four-quarter pricing multiples, a product of The Seniors Housing Acquisition & Investment Report, investors paid an average of $272,300 per unit for independent living properties in the last four-quarter period ending this September. That represents a 6% increase from the average of the four quarters ended June 2019 of $257,800 per unit, and a 14% jump from the calendar year 2018 average of $238,100 per unit. So, what could cause such a... Read More »