• 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 »
Berkadia Arranges Supplemental HUD Financing

Berkadia Arranges Supplemental HUD Financing

Berkadia’s Ed Williams secured supplemental financing through HUD for a skilled nursing facility in Florida. Owned by an Indiana-based sponsor, the 165-bed facility was built in 2010 (relatively new for SNFs) with a mix of skilled nursing and assisted living beds. Occupancy was strong at 90%, and its owner wanted to build a new skilled nursing wing with 20 private units. So, they increased licensed bed capacity by 12 and plan on converting some semi-private units to private.   To cover 90% of the project cost, Berkadia arranged a $5.08 million HUD supplemental loan that will run coterminous with the original HUD loan with a term of 30 years. The addition is expected to open this summer.... Read More »
Berkadia Arranged Two Bridge Loans

Berkadia Arranged Two Bridge Loans

Berkadia announced two financings for a total of eight senior care properties. The first transaction saw the firm close a $15.25 million bridge loan for the acquisition of seven skilled nursing facilities located throughout the Midwest. Comprised of 426 operating beds, the portfolio was acquired by a first-time client of Berkadia’s. They obtained a two-year, interest-only term, and the non-recourse loan came in at 87% loan-to-cost that included $2.52 million for capital improvements. Senior Directors Ed Williams and Bianca Andujo arranged the transaction and ultimately plan to finance the loan through HUD. The other transaction was a $5.0 million refinance of a 36-unit assisted living... Read More »
Berkadia Closes Three Financings for SNF Clients

Berkadia Closes Three Financings for SNF Clients

Berkadia announced a series of loan closings last month totaling $57.2 million. There were four HUD financings, including three loans totaling $26.2 million closed for a portfolio of three skilled nursing facilities in Washington. Jay Healy arranged the financing for a Washington-based owner/operator, which used the proceeds to pay off short-term debt, fund improvements to the properties and reduce its debt service payments. Located in Brewster, Kennewick and Spokane, these facilities were on average 89.3% occupied with a strong quality mix. Mr. Healy was then joined by Bianca Anduko to secure a $16 million HUD loan for a 146-bed skilled nursing facility in western Maryland. The... Read More »
Inland Private Capital Corporation Makes First Seniors Housing Acquisition

Inland Private Capital Corporation Makes First Seniors Housing Acquisition

As part of its larger disposition/restructuring strategy, Capital Senior Living Corporation announced in its third quarter earnings report that it sold two non-core independent living communities in Peoria, Illinois and Springfield, Missouri, generating some healthy proceeds in the process. The communities sold for a combined $64.75 million, or nearly $205,000 per unit, resulting in $14.8 million of net cash proceeds and $44.4 million of mortgage debt off its books. Tim Cobb and Sabel Kaminski of Berkadia represented CSL in the transaction. Both built in the late-1990s and totaling around 215 units, these communities were both over 90% occupied, but rent growth was sluggish. They were in... Read More »
HUD Lean Volume Hits an All-Time High

HUD Lean Volume Hits an All-Time High

The HUD LEAN program had quite a fiscal year 2019, topping $3.7 billion in transaction volume across 288 transactions. The transaction number may be 1% down from the 292 closings in FY2018, but the dollar volume is up 3.6% to reach a record high for the program. HUD used to be the “lender of last resort,” but given the attractiveness of the debt (where else can you get a sub-3% rate for a 30+ year term?), it’s no wonder the program is growing like gangbusters. ORIX Real Estate Capital/Lancaster Pollard put their combined resources to work this year, closing an impressive $903.8 million in HUD closings, with 78 total transactions. That kind of dollar volume hasn’t been seen before, even... Read More »