• 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 »
  • Looking for Answers in the Lending Market: A Q&A with Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors

    To get a sense of what is going on in the capital markets in this immediate post-COVID-19 world, we turned to Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors for his own thoughts.   How has the lending environment changed from the beginning of the second quarter to now?  Overall, there is less debt capital available than there was prior to the COVID-19 crisis. ... Read More »
Harrison Street Picks Up PGIM-Owned Portfolio

Harrison Street Picks Up PGIM-Owned Portfolio

In last month’s SeniorCare Investor we mentioned that the team at Newmark Knight Frank would have approximately $1.2 billion in closings in December. They may have reached half of that in one deal. Although no price is being disclosed on the transaction, we did get a sneak look at parts of the offering memorandum from one of the other bidders. PGIM sold a portfolio of Brightview Senior Living-managed communities with a total of 11 communities in Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Based on our internal records, PGIM purchased 10 of these communities from Brightview in 2014 for about $360 million, or $350,000 per unit and an estimated cap rate of 7%, according to our Deal Search Online... Read More »
Grandbridge Provides Permanent Refinancing

Grandbridge Provides Permanent Refinancing

Speaking of backyards, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital arranged $35 million in Freddie Mac financing for a one-year old assisted living and memory care community in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 10-year, fixed-rate loan has a 30-year amortization. The community is located a mile from our main office. The property was developed by The Shelter Group and its affiliate, Brightview Senior Living, is the manager. We know it well because we had a tour when it opened and attended the first open house. It was built on a very tight piece of land, but they were able to take advantage of the topography for some unique outdoor areas. We assume it is at or close to stabilization otherwise Freddie Mac would... Read More »
New Owner For New Pond Village

New Owner For New Pond Village

Benchmark Senior Living, the largest seniors housing provider in the Northeast, just added its fourth CCRC, and 54th overall location, to its impressive portfolio. In a partnership with investment firm Farallon Capital Management, Benchmark acquired New Pond Village, a 199-unit entrance-fee CCRC in Walpole, Massachusetts (Boston MSA), for an undisclosed price. Built in 1992, it currently features 167 independent living and 32 assisted living units. The 90-bed skilled nursing facility was split off from the community in the mid-1990s, but residents at the CCRC have a priority admissions agreement with the SNF. This transaction comes 13 years after the seller, The Shelter Group, originally... Read More »
Senior living hits the slopes

Senior living hits the slopes

Three years after opening on a piece of land that was a former ski slope in North Andover, Massachusetts, a 133-unit senior living community is refinancing its debt with the help of Richard Thomas of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital. Built by Shelter Development at a cost of approximately $20 million, the community is operated by Brightview Senior Living and features 65 independent living units, 41 supportive living units and 27 memory care units. It is located on 33 acres, of which 25 have remained open space and the original ski slopes have been preserved. Mr. Thomas originated a $30.25 million floating-rate first mortgage loan through Fannie Mae’s DUS Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage... Read More »