Savannah Senior Living Community Sells

Savannah Senior Living Community Sells

Brad Clousing and Dan Geraghty of Senior Living Investment Brokerage sold a 59-unit independent/assisted living community in Savannah, Georgia for an undisclosed price. Built in 1991 and 1992, the community had a well-maintained physical plant and recently converted from a personal care license to assisted living. Occupancy was in the 60s. The seller was looking to divest the property in order to focus on the development of their larger campus-style assets and decided to sell to Mainstay Senior Living.  Read More »
M&T Realty Capital Arranges Refinancing in Oregon

M&T Realty Capital Arranges Refinancing in Oregon

M&T Realty Capital’s Steven Muth led the refinancing of a 98-unit memory care community in Portland, Oregon. The $20 million HUD loan was non-recourse and featured a 35-year fully amortizing term with a fixed interest rate below 2.4%. The debt came in at around an 80% loan-to-value, putting the value of the property at $255,100 per unit. This loan refinanced M&T Realty’s existing bridge loan on the property, which was secured at the beginning of March for a local owner/operator to acquire the community from a California-based national operator. Cushman & Wakefield handled that off-market sale. Read More »
Edgemark Communities Acquires Affordable Housing Project

Edgemark Communities Acquires Affordable Housing Project

Edgemark Communities, the affordable housing division of Edgemark Development, has acquired the Residences at Franklin Park in Denver, Colorado. The Residences is a 92-unit affordable seniors housing project, and was purchased for $22 million, or $239,100 per unit, as Edgemark Communities’ first acquisition in Colorado.  The 10-story building currently has 98% occupancy and features studio and one-bedroom apartments across its 55,493 square feet. HUD provides subsidies to the community, and Edgemark renewed the property’s housing assistance payments contract for 20 years.  Built in 2008, the community was sold by Minnesota-based not-for-profit American Baptist Homes of the... Read More »
60 Seconds with Ben Swett: Strong Census Gains Continue at NHI

60 Seconds with Ben Swett: Strong Census Gains Continue at NHI

As we head into the holidays, flu season and the snowy winter, when census gains will be much harder won and as our inboxes fill with news on the omicron variant, we want to point out some really positive occupancy news from National Health Investors’ latest business update. In October, average occupancy across its 42 Bickford Senior Living properties rose by 60 basis points to 81.3%, from 80.7% in September. That is up 670 basis points from the low in March of this year. In its smaller (SLC) Senior Living Communities portfolio of nine properties, average occupancy also rose by 60 basis points to 81.5%, or a 530-basis point increase from the low of last December. The Holiday Retirement... Read More »
California Community Set to Break Ground

California Community Set to Break Ground

A seniors housing development is set to break ground in Santa Cruz County, California after Nick Stahler and Hap Knowles of The Knapp-Stahler Group at Marcus & Millichap sold the 3.35-acre site to the developer. An experienced regional owner/operator in California with more than five developments in its pipeline paid $6.75 million for the site, which is entitled for 82 units and 89 beds of seniors housing. The project is located in Soquel, a high-barrier-to-entry market in an affluent area that surely resulted in the competitive bidding atmosphere for the site. That makes for a happy seller we imagine, as well. Once the project is permitted, construction is expected to commence... Read More »
Ziegler Closes Financing for Philadelphia Operator

Ziegler Closes Financing for Philadelphia Operator

Ziegler arranged $39.4 million in bond financing for Simpson, a nonprofit operator based in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia. Formerly known as Methodist Episcopal Home for the Aged, the borrower operates three CCRCs in the region: Simpson House in Philadelphia, Simpson Meadows in Downington and Jenner’s Pond in West Grove. In total, the portfolio includes 482 independent living, 56 personal care, 118 assisted living and 178 skilled nursing units. As a result of this financing, Simpson’s entire capital structure now comprises all public, fixed-rate bonds. Proceeds from this deal will refinance existing bonds from 2015 and fund capital expenditures, among other uses.  Read More »
Greystone Arranges Financing for Atlanta Community

Greystone Arranges Financing for Atlanta Community

Greystone arranged financing for a 193-unit seniors housing complex in Atlanta owned by Harbert Seniors Housing Fund I LP. Matt Miller of Greystone’s Senior Housing Capital Markets Team handled the transaction, which did not disclose loan amounts. However, a large regional bank provided the funds, which include a three-year term. The property, managed by an experienced regional operator, includes independent living, assisted living and memory care units across two construction phases, the second of which was completed in late 2020.  Read More »
Greystar Breaks Ground in Chicago Suburb

Greystar Breaks Ground in Chicago Suburb

Greystar is expanding its active adult presence in Illinois with the groundbreaking of Everleigh Vernon Hills, a new amenity-filled community in a northern Chicago suburb. Everleigh will offer one- and two-bedroom units, as well as two-bedroom apartments with a den and separate cottage homes set to surround the apartment building. In total, the 317,000-square foot community will offer 175 apartments and seven standalone duplex cottages with private parking as well as 218 attached parking spaces. Outdoor amenities will include a heated swimming pool and spa, event lawn, game lawn, outdoor lounge with firepits, pool cabanas and a space for pets. Inside, there will be a great room,... Read More »
JLL Arranges Two Refinances Through Debt Funds

JLL Arranges Two Refinances Through Debt Funds

The team at JLL Capital Markets refinanced a couple of seniors housing properties in the Southeast, working with a debt fund in both transactions. The first, and largest, deal saw a five-year $57.5 million loan arranged for Windsor at Celebration, a 239-unit, luxury seniors housing community near Orlando in Celebration, Florida. Built in 2018 by a partnership between Square Mile Capital Management and Big Rock Partners, the community features 133 independent living, 73 assisted living and 33 memory care units in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom suites averaging 853 square feet. JLL’s Senior Director Joel Mendes, Senior Managing Director... Read More »
Ziegler Closes Financing for Florida CCRC Operator

Ziegler Closes Financing for Florida CCRC Operator

Ziegler closed a $16.645 million bond series for Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Inc. (Oak Hammock), a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1998 to own and operate a large CCRC in Gainesville, Florida. The 135-acre campus consists of 269 independent living units, 46 assisted living units, 24 memory support units and 73 skilled nursing beds. All of the skilled nursing beds are Medicare certified and currently maintain a five-star CMS rating.  The proceeds of the Series 2021 bonds will be used, together with other available funds, to refinance outstanding Series 2017B Notes, finance approximately $1.876 million of capital expenditures, and fund a debt service reserve... Read More »

Residents of Washington State Getting Bamboozled

In just five short weeks, the residents of Washington State will begin paying a new payroll tax to fund a “long-term care” benefit, called the WA Cares Fund. It is the first state-wide mandated LTC tax, and we have previously voiced our concerns about it. But it will be a reality for residents soon.  Years ago, we went very public against the Class Act that was part of the Affordable Care Act, basically calling it a financial fraud that was never going to pay out for anyone. Even the authors of the ACA finally admitted it would not work, and eventually withdrew it. Like in Washington State, the federal program was well-intentioned (well, sort of) to try to fund some long-term care... Read More »