• Senior Care Leading Indicators

    There has not been a lot of good news, but given some leading indicators, the next development boom may be a bit further out than we had expected four months ago. Our focus for the past 12 months has been on the coronavirus pandemic and what it has done to seniors housing and care occupancy rates. We are also on record as stating that getting... Read More »
  • Walker & Dunlop Announces Georgia Portfolio Sale

    The Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales team including Joshua Jandris, Mark Myers, Brett Gardner and Jordyn Berger has closed the sale of an independent living portfolio in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. Not only that, but Russ Dey of Walker & Dunlop secured acquisition financing through Freddie Mac on three of the properties.   More... Read More »
  • CIBC Bank USA Refinances Two Tennessee SNFs

    Two skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee recently refinanced their debt with the help of CIBC Bank USA. Totaling 340 licensed beds with an effective age of 20 years, the facilities have been run by a local operator for a number of years. Under that management, effective occupancy has been in the 70% range, with EBITDAR margins in the... Read More »
  • Tryko Partners Developing Pittsburgh Seniors Housing

    Selected by The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to redevelop a former school in the city to serve the needs of both low-income and middle-income seniors, Tryko Partners just obtained a gap financing commitment from the Pittsburgh Housing Authority to help fund the project.   Formerly the Fairywood School in the city’s west... Read More »
  • LTC Properties Transitioning Senior Lifestyle Corp.

    LTC Properties reported fourth quarter and full year earnings late last week, and while there is some uncertainty, management appears to have a good handle on how they are dealing with it. This is especially true with the 23 communities leased to Senior Lifestyle Corporation (SLC), which we will get to below.   One... Read More »

Cushman & Wakefield Has Banner Month

Last week we reported on the sale of a CCRC in North Carolina where Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller. Now, the C&W Boston office has closed on two additional senior living properties in high-value transactions. The first one involved the sale of a 290-unit retirement community in Lantana, Florida, known as Carlisle Palm Beach. It has 144 independent living units, 90 assisted living units and 56 memory care units with average occupancy above 90%. It was built in 1999 and converted in 2014 to a full continuum IL/AL/MC community. Over the past five years the sellers spent $10 million converting IL units to AL. The sellers were affiliates of Senior Lifestyle Corporation and... Read More »
Development for Denver joint venture

Development for Denver joint venture

A joint venture between three different parties enlisted the help of Aron Will from CBRE to help finance a to-be-built senior living community in Denver, Colorado. Blue Moon Capital Partners, MGL Partners and Leisure Care are set to break ground in September on a 163-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community located near the heart of the Denver Tech Center. Mr. Will secured a $28.7 million, non-recourse floating rate loan, with a six-year term and 48 months of interest only, provided by a regional bank. The community is set to open in Spring 2017. Read More »

Blue Moon pays up out West

We discuss in the July issue of The SeniorCare Investor the lack of high-valued transactions in June (and for the rest of the year), but one notable exception was Blue Moon Capital Partners’ acquisition of two assisted living communities in high barrier-to-entry markets in California. Belmont Village Senior Living developed the two assisted living/memory care properties in Thousand Oaks, California and Scottsdale, Arizona. Built in 2011 and 2012, respectively, the communities were close to full occupancy by the time of the sale. Blue Moon Capital Partners, which matches institutional capital investors with seniors housing operators, was the buyer, with Belmont Village owning a minority... Read More »

Develop in Dover

LCB Senior Living is breaking ground on its 12th development next month in Dover, New Hampshire, with the help of a couple of partners. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets arranged a $15.1 million non-recourse construction loan to fund the development of the 76-unit senior living community. Sitting of 19.4 acres in a mixed-use development, which includes a new hotel, a medical office building, a bank and coffee shop, the building will feature independent living, assisted living and memory care services. Berkshire Bank provided the loan to LCB and its joint venture partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners. Read More »

Building Boston

Aaron Rosenzweig, Jim Dooley and Rick Swartz of Cushman & Wakefield recently arranged $16.3 million in construction financing and joint venture equity for LCB Senior Living and Blue Moon Capital Partners to develop an 80-unit senior living community in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Located about 35 miles west of Boston on a 5.4-acre site, the three-story building will feature 60 independent/assisted living units (though all AL-licensed) and 20 memory care units. C&W arranged a five-year loan at 65% loan-to-cost, provided by M&T Bank. At an estimated cost of $25 million, or $310,000 per unit, the project is expected to break ground this month, with an opening scheduled for... Read More »