• Southern California CCRC Refinances and Expands with Truist Financing

    To support the refinance and expansion of a not-for-profit CCRC in southern California, Truist Financial Corporation announced that it served as the sole lender of a $42.4 million loan. Originally developed in 1947, the community has grown on its 50-acre campus in La Verne, California to include 226 independent living units, 48 assisted living... Read More »
  • Blueprint Sells Oregon Community

    A memory care community in Coos Bay, Oregon may have closed a couple of years ago, but a new owner recently took over the building thanks to Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. Built in 1998, this 55-unit memory care community is located in Coos Bay on the central Oregon coast. Its previous owner originally... Read More »
  • New Jersey SNF Gets HUD Refinance

    Cambridge Realty Capital Companies secured a HUD refinance for a 102-bed skilled nursing facility in Madison, New Jersey. Previously owned by Extended Care Clinical, the facility last sold in 2016 for $8.3 million, or $81,400 per bed, to a family owner/operator.   Built in 1947 with 102 beds in two stories, the facility provides both short- and... Read More »
  • Home Health Care & Hospice Sees Busy M&A Week

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms.  Jet... Read More »
  • Many Impacts of COVID, But “Stupidity” Factor May Grow

    The views on where we are in this pandemic are bifurcating, just like in the acquisition market, but we are also dealing with the “stupidity” factor. Just like in the acquisition market, where values and cap rates have been bifurcating between the top “A” properties and the rest of the market, so are opinions as to the current state... Read More »
Walker & Dunlop Finances Arcapita-Owned Assisted Living Communities

Walker & Dunlop Finances Arcapita-Owned Assisted Living Communities

Just over three years since buying three assisted living communities in Colorado, Middle East-based alternative investment fund manager Arcapita is refinancing them with the help of the team of Stuart Wernick, Jeff Ringwald and Bill Jackson of Walker & Dunlop. Operated by MorningStar Senior Living since opening in 2013 and 2014, the communities were nearly stabilized when they were acquired in December 2015 for a combined $79.5 million, or just over $400,000 per unit. Two of the communities feature a combination of assisted living and memory care units in Colorado Springs and Centennial, and the third property (also in Colorado Springs) serves exclusively memory care residents. In all,... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield Sells CCRC Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield Sells CCRC Portfolio

It is amazing what patience, capital, expertise and desire can do to change things around for a few bankrupt entrance-fee CCRCs. We are referring to Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Monarch Landing in Naperville, Illinois that fell into bankruptcy in 2010 and were sold in an auction process for a combined total of about $39.25 million. They had been built by the former Erickson Retirement Communities, which itself filed for bankruptcy protection after problems with too much debt and too many new units to fill during the Great Recession, although these two CCRCs were outside the corporate bankruptcy. Monarch Landing was supposed to be built with 1,498 IL units, 84 AL units and 132... Read More »
CBRE sells MorningStar trio

CBRE sells MorningStar trio

For over $400,000 per unit, a joint venture between MorningStar Senior Living and Arcapita, a Bahrain-based global investment manager, purchased (in two transactions) a portfolio of three newly built assisted living/memory care communities in Colorado. One of the properties, a community in Jordan with 55 AL units and 29 MC units, opened in July 2014 and was already 80% occupied at the time of the sale. It sold for approximately $34.5 million, or $411,000 per unit. While the other two properties, located in Colorado Springs, included a 48-unit MC community that opened in September 2014 and an already stabilized community with 45 AL units and 19 MC units that opened in late 2013. Combined... Read More »

CBRE arranges financing for 15-CCRC portfolio

Aron Will, Mitchell Kiffe and Matthew Whitlock of CBRE arranged $410 million in financing on behalf of NorthStar Healthcare Income and The Freshwater Group/Watermark Retirement Communities to purchase a portfolio of 15 rental and entrance fee CCRCs. The seller, Fountains Senior Living, a subsidiary of Arcapita, had previously hired Watermark as the day-to-day operator of the portfolio, which consists of six entrance-fee and nine rental CCRCs with 3,663 total units (with 2,330 independent living units, 945 assisted living units, 156 memory care units and 320 skilled nursing beds in 232 rooms). NorthStar will lease the entrance fee properties to affiliates of The Freshwater Group, pursuant... Read More »