• 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 »
Preparing for the Future of Seniors Housing

Preparing for the Future of Seniors Housing

On October 15th, subscribers to The SeniorCare Investor and members of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) met at the Duane Morris offices in New York City to discuss a topic relevant to many of our readers: the future of the seniors housing market in the 2020s and beyond. Where do you begin on a topic like that? Well, Steve Monroe led a panel discussion with Wayne Kaplan of Premier Senior Living Group, Matthew Whitlock of Berkshire Residential Investments, Jeffrey Sands of HJ Sims, Steven Krieger of Engel Burman and Meredith Oppenheim, an industry expert and alum of Sunrise Senior Living and Ventas. The conversation was wide ranging, but here were some of the key takeaways:... Read More »
Capital, Capital Everywhere

Capital, Capital Everywhere

After attending two conferences focusing on two different healthcare real estate sectors, it is all about capital. Having just returned from two different conferences in Florida, the one conclusion I can draw from both of them is that there still is way too much capital looking for yield. One, the Revista-sponsored medical real estate conference, was mostly focused on the medical office building market, which transacted more than $13 billion in investments last year. Who would have thought? The other was the American Seniors Housing Association’s annual meeting, which had record attendance with a lot of “deal talk” going on. One industry veteran told me he was only talking to architects... Read More »
Private Evening in NYC

Private Evening in NYC

Members of the American Seniors Housing Association and subscribers to The SeniorCare Investor gathered in New York City on the night of the Rockefeller Center tree lighting in an intimate setting at The Penn Club to hear what Rick Atlas (Atria Senior Living), David Reis (Senior Care Development) and Scott Stewart (Capitol Senior Housing) had to say about investing in seniors housing today. While all three were very bullish on the future of the seniors housing business and long-term investment values, there were certainly differences of opinion as to where they see strength. For example, David Reis stated that not only is the CCRC model alive and well, but several of his CCRCs are... Read More »

Where You Live Matters

The American Seniors Housing Association just launched its www.whereyoulivematters.org website. Last week, the American Seniors Housing Association launched its “Where You Live Matters” campaign (www.whereyoulivematters.org). The website offers an incredible menu of information to help guide seniors and their families to make the right decision for them with regards to senior living options. Independent living, assisted living, memory care, CCRCs? It’s all covered, plus a resource guide with 75 links to other helpful websites. To many of us, seniors housing options are second nature, because we live and breathe it. But for potential residents and their families, it is often a confusing... Read More »