• Q2 Senior Care M&A Falls To Seven-Year Low

    Well, we can’t say we aren’t surprised. COVID-19 and the economic ramifications stemming from social distancing and quarantine measures took a toll on seniors housing and care M&A, leaving the sector with just 59 publicly announced transactions in the second quarter. Back in early April, we said the second quarter’s deal total would... Read More »
  • Senior Living Investment Brokerage Announces Four Closings

    The floodgates opened at Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Just as we entered July, the firm announced four closings for three skilled nursing facilities and a memory care community. Jason Punzel, Brad Goodsell and Vince Viverito first represented a local owner/operator in their sale of a 59-unit memory care community in Springfield, Oregon... Read More »
  • Blueprint Handles Large Pacific Northwest Disposition

    Amy Sitzman, Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the sale of eight small assisted living communities divided evenly between Washington and Oregon. News of the deal came out in June with two separate acquisition financing announcements from JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital, the first for the Oregon... Read More »
  • Returning Home To Assisted Living

    After being pulled out of her assisted living community because of the pandemic, a mother asks to return “home.” In the June issue of The SeniorCare Investor we wrote about how an industry professional lost the argument with his younger sister about moving their mother out of her assisted living community and into the sister’s home.... Read More »
  • Fairstead Acquires Another Section 8 Senior Apartment Community

    It’s been less than a month since Fairstead, a fully-integrated real estate firm focused on the development, acquisition and operation of affordable and mixed-income housing, purchased a 123-unit affordable senior apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida. But, the firm is doubling down on its strategy and acquired another complex in South Florida. ... Read More »
Atlas Senior Living Acquires in Alabama and Georgia

Atlas Senior Living Acquires in Alabama and Georgia

Birmingham, Alabama-based Atlas Senior Living added two unique senior living communities to its growing portfolio, which the company expects to number 17 properties across the Southeast by the end of the year. Located in Savannah, Georgia and Madison, Alabama, the communities both feature 104 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care. They were developed in the last couple of years by the seller, Miami Beach-based Lucky Shepherd. As with other Lucky Shepherd communities, they feature amenities like a greenhouse, over 15,000 square feet of spa and wellness space, farm-to-table dining and animal therapy. Ari Adlerstein and Ari Dobkin of Meridian Capital Group handled the... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield’s Strong Start to February

Cushman & Wakefield’s Strong Start to February

Cushman & Wakefield’s Seniors Housing Capital Markets team has been closing a lot of business in the shortest month of the year, negotiating the sale of a couple of portfolio transactions on opposite sides of the country. First, out West, the team of Rick Swartz and Jay Wagner advised Focus Healthcare Partners in their sale of two seniors housing communities in Portland, Oregon. Including a 127-unit independent living community built in 2006 and a 58-unit assisted living/memory care community built in 2007, these communities both recently received significant capital improvements. The AL community interestingly was the last acquisition of Sunwest Management before the company went into... Read More »
MidCap Making Moves

MidCap Making Moves

More than a year after opening a 167-unit senior living community in Lexington, Kentucky, Atlas Senior Living executed on a purchase option for the property thanks to a $35 million floating-rate loan provided by MidCap Financial. David Sharp, working out of MidCap’s Chicago office, arranged the short-term loan and expects to take it to agency after a seasoning period. The purpose-built community is already near stabilization after opening in August 2017. Atlas had leased it from the developer/owner, DMK Development, which built the community for approximately $26 million, or $155,700 per unit. With the financing, Atlas received working capital for the continued stabilization and will be... Read More »
Checking in on Chattanooga

Checking in on Chattanooga

Last month we wrote of the sale of a Chattanooga, Tennessee independent living community to a joint venture between Atlas Senior Living and Veritas Senior Living. Now, we can report that Richard Lynn of Marcus & Millichap represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction, with an assist from Joseph McKibben, who was the broker of record in Tennessee. The community was originally a hotel but converted in 2008 to feature 136 units. It currently is a low-cost provider in the area, with rents ranging from $1,200 to $1,500 per month, but that’s where the buyers see upside. They plan on making some cosmetic renovations as well. Occupancy was around 85% and with a $3.6 million (or... Read More »
Brad brokers in Birmingham

Brad brokers in Birmingham

When faced with the option of expanding its 45-unit assisted living community in Trussville, Alabama (Birmingham MSA), or exiting the industry altogether, a local owner/operator chose the latter, at a price of $4.5 million, or $100,000 per unit, with a 7.4% cap rate. Indeed, the owner had already completed initial planning for a Phase II expansion on the 4.5-acre campus. But the community, which was built in 2009, experienced a dip in census to 82%, although this was trending up at close of escrow. Operating margin was solid at approximately 22% on a trailing-12 month basis. Birmingham, Alabama-based Atlas Senior Living was the buyer, which is planning minor renovations to the common... Read More »