• 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 »
Capital Funding Group Finances Illinois SNF Acquisition

Capital Funding Group Finances Illinois SNF Acquisition

Capital Funding Group announced its involvement in an acquisition financing supporting the purchase of a skilled nursing facility in Pekin, Illinois that closed earlier in April (that we covered in last month’s issue of The SeniorCare Investor. Built in 1964, the facility was previously owned by a California-based individual who had inherited the day-to-day operations from her late husband.   Managing the facility from California proved to be too much for the seller, who decided to retire. Occupancy was 62% at the time, but with a strong 57% quality mix, 52% of the census coming from private pay. However, it was generating a loss of about $200,000 on $5.24 million of revenues.  ... Read More »
Capital Funding Group Funds Acquisition of Pennsylvania SNF

Capital Funding Group Funds Acquisition of Pennsylvania SNF

Craig Casagrande and Andrew Jones of Capital Funding Group secured a bridge loan for a client to acquire a 139-bed skilled nursing facility in Christiana, Pennsylvania (about halfway between Philadelphia and Lancaster). Formerly on the SFF list as recently as 2016, the facility has since achieved a five-star rating from CMS. That’s quite the turnaround. It was formerly owned and operated by Harrison Senior Living, but a new owner (Chaim Steg, according to public records) took over. They secured a $10.8 million loan from Capital Funding Group, plus a $3.5 million line of credit. CFG ultimately expects to refinance the debt through HUD. Read More »
The Portopiccolo Group Makes Another Virginia Purchase

The Portopiccolo Group Makes Another Virginia Purchase

Many skilled nursing owners are exiting the business these days, but family-owned private equity firm The Portopiccolo Group has been actively buying in the last couple of years. Its latest acquisition was the third Virginia property to join its portfolio so far this year, after purchases in Roanoke (February) and Dunn Loring (August). Portopiccolo’s latest target was a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in the rural, southern Virigina town of Emporia. Built in 1971, this facility seems to have been a part of every major SNF deal between institutional investors over the years. Before Portopiccolo’s acquisition, it was acquired by Sabra Health Care REIT in 2017 in the REIT’s takeover of Care... Read More »
Capital Funding Secures Bridge Financing for Illinois Portfolio Acquisition

Capital Funding Secures Bridge Financing for Illinois Portfolio Acquisition

A portfolio of six skilled nursing facilities located throughout Illinois sold with the help of bridge financing secured by Capital Funding, LLC. Totaling 594 beds, these facilities are operated by Crown Healthcare, a family-owned company that owns and operates skilled nursing and senior living properties across five states, with its primary focus in the Ohio market. The bridge loan, originated by Craig Casagrande, funds 100% of the acquisition costs. In addition, Capital Funding financed the operations of a seventh skilled nursing facility and also provided about $5.5 million in working capital. Ultimately, they expect to refinance the debt through HUD. This deal follows Capital Funding’s... Read More »
Capital Funding Finances New Jersey Acquisition

Capital Funding Finances New Jersey Acquisition

Capital Funding, LLC financed the acquisition of a skilled nursing facility in New Jersey, and they expect the transaction to come full circle with a HUD refinance in a few years. That business has been good to them, as Capital Funding is coming off 33 transactions and nearly $395 million in volume in HUD’s most recent fiscal year. Craig Casagrande originated the $13.8 million bridge loan. Featuring 126 beds, the facility is operated by Preferred Care. Read More »