Big Rock Partners’ Next Big Project

Big Rock Partners’ Next Big Project

No stranger to big senior living projects, Big Rock Partners (BRP) announced it will be building its second senior living community in Palm Beach County, Florida, at an estimated cost of $150 million, or over $530,000 per unit. BRP kicked it off with the $9 million acquisition of a 15-acre site in Delray Beach, where it will build 185 independent living, 50 assisted living and 44 memory care units. LCS will operate the community upon completion in 2021. Trez Forman Capital financed the land acquisition, and Al Rex of Walker & Dunlop is the project’s financing advisor. Last year, BRP opened a 320-unit community in Lake Worth at a cost of $106 million, which means the company’s total... Read More »
Big Rock Partners Opens Second Senior Living Community

Big Rock Partners Opens Second Senior Living Community

Big Rock Partners had cause for celebration this week, as its second senior living development opened in Florida, at a total cost of $82 million, or $343,000 per unit. Situated on nine acres (purchased in 2014 with the help of a $4.5 million loan from Sabra Health Care REIT) in the Walt Disney Company-developed master planned community of Celebration (Orlando MSA), the community features 151 independent living units, 55 assisted living units and 33 memory care units. Life Care Services operates the campus, which not only is pet-friendly, but comes with a host of amenities such as gourmet dining venues, a high-end cinema, indoor aquatic center and a rooftop bar, among others. Adventist... Read More »

Walker and Dunlop back at it

Not resting on its laurels following the recent $1.27 billion Freddie Mac financing it closed, Walker & Dunlop announced another financing, this time structuring a $68.2 million construction loan for a 318-unit senior living community to be built in Palm Beach County, Florida. The loan featured a floating rate of about 300 basis points over LIBOR and covered about 70% of the over-$100 million (about $314,500 per unit) development. Ventas will provide equity capital and will be the principal owner of the community in partnership with the developer, Big Rock Partners. Designed by Gensler and to be constructed by Moss & Associates, the 425,000-square foot community will feature 186... Read More »

Big Rock, Big Project

Big Rock Partners is at it again. Already developing a $75 million senior living project in Celebration, Florida and a $25 million project in Port Royal, South Carolina, the real estate investment management firm is set to begin construction of Atria at Villages of Windsor, a 318-unit senior living community in southern Palm Beach County. The 22.5-acre site, which Big Rock purchased for $10 million, happens to be the largest, and one of the last, entitled senior housing parcels in the county, where existing senior living communities were built on average 21 years ago. Designed by Gensler and to be constructed by Moss & Associates, the 425,000-square foot community will feature 186... Read More »

Growing slow and steady

Big Rock Partners (BRP) certainly does its research when scouting for sites to develop seniors housing. We wrote a few months ago that BRP was building a $70 million, 225-unit senior living community in Celebration, Florida, a planned community developed by the Walt Disney Company in the 1990s. Intended as a family community, Disney had never zoned land for seniors housing (and there is none around for 15 miles), so as residents in Celebration are aging, an unmet need grew. Plus, Richard Ackerman, founder of BRP, secured an exclusive right to build seniors housing for eight years, including an option to build on an adjacent 20 acres. BRP plans to soon break ground on that project and open... Read More »