• Federal Oversight Coming To Assisted Living?

    Congressional report on assisted living and COVID-19 looks more like a hatchet job than really trying to help. Senators Warren and Markey’s report is in, and try counting how many times the word “federal” was used, as in there are no “federal” reporting requirements, data should be regularly reported to the “federal” government, assisted living... Read More »
  • Capital Funding Group Reports Impressive First Half of 2020

    We’re not sure how, but Capital Funding Group announced a record-setting first half of 2020 with more than $600 million in financings closed for skilled nursing and assisted living clients. We’re sure that not only made those at Capital Funding Group happy, but also their clients, who were able to access capital during the liquidity crunch at the... Read More »
  • Joint Venture Acquires Two Development Sites

    With an eye to the future, ZOM Senior Living and Watermark Retirement Communities bought two parcels of land in southeast Florida to develop a couple of seniors housing communities. Development has certainly slowed for a variety of reasons, like state and local orders, lack of financing or an abundance of caution from... Read More »
  • Watercrest Breaks Ground On South Carolina Senior Living Community

    Watercrest Senior Living Group broke ground on another senior living community just a couple of months after starting work on a 98-unit senior living community in Macon, Georgia. This most recent project is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and also comprises 76 units of assisted living and 22 units of memory care. There will be amenities... Read More »
  • Cambridge Realty Capital Closes HUD Deal

    The HUD pipeline is still flowing these days, and Cambridge Realty Capital Companies announced a loan closing for a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in northeast Texas in the city of Longview. Built in the 1980s but well maintained, this facility has so far been spared from COVID-19. The New York-based owner decided to refinance and, with the... Read More »

2017 HUD LEAN Rankings Are In

Total HUD LEAN loan volume hasn’t yet reached the heights of its FY2014, when the program closed over $4.2 billion in loans in 484 transactions, but it is getting there. In its FY2017, lenders closed just over $3.4 billion in 310 deals, up 20% from FY2016’s $2.84 billion volume (in 287 deals) and up 26% from FY2015’s $2.7 billion (in 291 deals). A total of 33 lenders closed at least one transaction, with Lancaster Pollard topping the list with 79 transactions. KeyBank came in second, with 33 loans, and Capital Funding was not far behind, closing 28 transactions. Housing & Healthcare Finance and First American Capital Group tied for fourth, each with 18 loans closed. Lancaster Pollard... Read More »

2016 HUD Rankings

We reported a few weeks ago that Lancaster Pollard was the most active HUD 232 LEAN lender with 60 transactions with a total value of $554.4 million, but KeyBank was close behind at 54 loans worth $521.8 million. In third place was Housing & Healthcare Finance with 28 deals and $355.9 million. HHC also closed the largest loan of the fiscal year, an $80.7 million loan on a 520-bed skilled nursing facility in New York. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage came next with 26 deals worth $180.5 million and Capital Funding followed them with 21 financings worth $261.0 million, including the second-largest closing of the year: a $43.4 million loan for a 314-bed skilled nursing facility in New York.... Read More »

Capital Funding’s closings

Capital Funding Group closed a couple of transactions recently for SNFs up and down the East Coast. Starting in New York, the lender provided a $19.1 million bridge-to-HUD loan for a borrower to acquire a 167-bed skilled nursing facility. The loan covered over 90% of the $20.87 million, or $125,000 per bed, purchase price. Craig Casagrande originated the transaction, which was funded through a combination of senior and mezzanine debt and included a turnaround component based on projected improvements to the facility’s performance. Plus, Chip Woelper originated a $3 million working capital loan for the borrower to finance operations. In a separate transaction, Capital Funding served as sole... Read More »

HUD’s top lenders

We will be profiling the top 10 HUD LEAN lenders in the coming issue of The SeniorCare Investor, but here is a little snapshot. We already mentioned last week that Lancaster Pollard finished well ahead of the pack, with 65 transactions totaling $531 million. Coming in second place, dollar-wise, was Housing & Healthcare Finance. The Chevy Chase, Maryland-based firm closed 22 transactions, for a total of $264.2 million. Loan sizes ranged from as low as $3.96 million up to $28.78 million. Coming in third was Capital Funding, which actually closed 28 loans (second place) totaling $257.8 million. Good job to all. Read More »