• 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 »
National Health Investors Growing Yet Again

National Health Investors Growing Yet Again

Continuing its buying streak, National Health Investors added five new memory care communities and a new tenant relationship to its growing portfolio. The LaSalle Group developed these communities, located in Texas and Illinois with 223 total units, under the Autumn Leaves brand of stand-alone memory care communities. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that name, as Autumn Leaves seemed to open a new community every other week in 2014/2015, concentrating in the Texas and Illinois markets. The openings keep coming too. Just this month, the operator opened its first South Carolina community in Greenville. There are two more projects scheduled to open in that state in the next two years,... Read More »

Hunt and Healthcare

Entering the senior living/healthcare lending market, Hunt Mortgage Group closed its first transaction in that sector with an $8.85 million refinance loan for a 50-bed memory care community in Rockwall, Texas through its new balance sheet lending platform launched earlier this year. Jim Neil, Director of Healthcare Lending at Hunt, was the originator while Jenifer Williams led the underwriting team on the transaction. On the receiving end of this loan was The LaSalle Group, the developer of the prolific Autumn Leaves® brand of assisted living/memory care with 27 existing communities and 15 under construction. Its community in Rockwall opened in 2011 and stabilized by mid-2013. But when a... Read More »

Autumn Leaves develops another memory care community in Atlanta MSA

Autumn Leaves has been getting a lot of press recently, from us and other news sources, as they seem to break ground on a new community every other week or so. On September 9, The LaSalle Group announced that Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge, Georgia was set to open in October (just outside of Atlanta). This announcement comes on the heels of one of their memory care communities opening recently in San Antonio (called Stone Oak), and another San Antonio Autumn Leaves community breaking ground on September 17, to be called Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills. The community in Stockbridge will be the company’s third in the Atlanta metro area (having locations in Sugarloaf and Towne Lake as well),... Read More »

Second Autumn Leaves community for Oklahoma City

The LaSalle Group recently broke ground on its latest Autumn Leaves-branded memory-care community, a 30,000 square-foot, $9.5 million project in Oklahoma City that will serve nearly 50 residents dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City is The LaSalle Group’s second venture in the Oklahoma City metro area; the company recently opened Autumn Leaves of Edmond in nearby Edmond, Oklahoma. Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City will feature LaSalle’s innovative building design, along with cutting-edge technology, to ensure a calm, safe, and engaging environment for residents. Unique to this particular new property, however, will be a... Read More »

It may be spring, but Autumn Leaves are burgeoning

One week before The LaSalle Group broke ground on its ninth memory-care community in suburban Chicago, the company celebrated the grand opening of its second memory care community in the Atlanta area. On May 1, Autumn Leaves of Towne Lake— a 28,000 square-foot, $9.8 million community located in Woodstock, Georgia, about 30 miles north of Atlanta—opened with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Towne Lake community will provide specialized services to 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or memory impairment. Then on May 7, Autumn Leaves of Arlington Heights, located 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, had its official groundbreaking ceremony. The Arlington... Read More »