• Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Expensive Debt, Ventas Makes Cuts

    Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Debt Diversified Healthcare Trust tapped the debt markets with a $1.0 billion, five-year senior note offering with a yield of 9.75%. That puts the spread over the 5-year Treasury at about 940 basis points. That has to be the widest spread by a healthcare REIT we have seen in years, if not a decade or two.... Read More »
  • 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 »
Pardoll Closes Another Personal Care Sale in Atlanta Area

Pardoll Closes Another Personal Care Sale in Atlanta Area

Marcus & Millichap’s Mike Pardoll sold yet another small personal care community in Georgia to Affinity Living Group, following his sales last month of a 23-unit property in Bainbridge (for $1.2 million, or $52,200 per unit) and a 36-unit community in Vidalia (for $1.3 million, or $36,100 per unit). Representing a private investor, he has most recently sold a 30-unit personal care community in the town of Dunwoody (north of Atlanta). Built in 1990, the property (which was operated by Sunrise Senior Living until 2010) was struggling with occupancy at 67% and had negative cash flow at the time of the sale on under $600,000 of revenues. Rents averaged about $2,800 per month, which was low... Read More »
LTC Properties, Affinity Living Group & Sunwest Management

LTC Properties, Affinity Living Group & Sunwest Management

The story of Sunwest Management keeps creeping up in the news, although not in a bad way this time, as a former Sunwest assisted living/memory care community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, just sold to a joint venture between LTC Properties and Affinity Living Group. Originally built by the former Manorhouse Retirement Communities in 1999, the 87-unit community was sold to Sunwest in 2005 for approximately $6 million, or about $69,000 per unit. The lender, however, foreclosed on the property when the community was just 50% occupied and sold it to private investor Chris Brogdon in 2010 for $4.95 million, or about $57,000 per unit. Average monthly rents fell to $2,400, from $2,625 per month... Read More »
HJ Sims & HUD Plus

HJ Sims & HUD Plus

With every seniors housing development project, it is always important to have a contingency plan. Having a trusted financing partner goes a long way, too. That is why when a joint venture led by Affinity Living Group ran into some unexpected problems during the lease-up stage of their portfolio of four newly developed assisted living/memory care communities in North Carolina, they turned to HJ Sims to arrange some additional capital. Built between August 2015 and January 2017, these communities combine for 120 assisted living and 152 memory care units, and were developed by the joint venture, with Affinity as the operator. The venture had contributed over $7 million of equity to the... Read More »

HJ Sims and HUD Plus

Affinity Living Group recently purchased a 78-unit assisted living/memory care community in Winter Park, Florida (Orlando MSA), with the help of some extra funding arranged by HJ Sims. Sims utilized its HUD Plus program to arrange a $3 million subordinate loan, which supplements Affinity’s existing bridge loan, increases its leverage to 79% and will remain outstanding after the expected HUD take-out. The acquired community was built in 1999 originally with 60 units, but an 18-unit expansion was completed in 2008. It last sold in 2005 for $5.8 million to a financial buyer, who partnered with the existing manager. However, Affinity will take over operations, with a focus of improving... Read More »
An Affinity for HUD

An Affinity for HUD

Affinity Living Group’s latest acquisition of two senior living communities in North Carolina was met with more complications than usual. Already with a senior lender on board, Affinity had to find supplemental debt that not only satisfied their own requirements, but also those of the senior lender and of a future HUD refinance. So, HJ Sims provided a $2.475 million mezzanine loan under its “HUD Plus” program, which allows a borrower to leverage up to 92.5% of the market value of a project with HUD-approved secondary financing. Sims funded the subordinate loan by placing $2.475 million of corporate taxable bonds. The communities included a total of 176 assisted living units and 40 memory... Read More »