The Ensign Group to Split Up

Talk about a surprise move. The Ensign Group announced that it will be spinning out its home health and hospice business and substantially all of its senior living operations, plus its mobile diagnostic and clinical lab operations, into a separate publicly traded company called The Pennant Group. Ensign will become a stand-alone skilled nursing company […]

Blueprint and BlueMountain

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors announced that it was involved in the Sabra Health Care REIT sale of 28 skilled nursing facilities in Texas and Louisiana to a joint venture of BlueMountain Capital Management, BM Eagle Holdings and Capital Funding Group for $282.5 million. Engaged by the joint venture buyer for their expertise on the […]

Blueprint Closes Seniors Housing Sales

Coming off an incredibly strong 2018 in M&A (particularly on the skilled nursing side), Jacob Gehl and Scott Frazier of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors announced an assisted living sale in Northern California. The pair represented the single-asset owner/operator that was based in California but was looking to exit the industry. The 145-bed community in […]

CareTrust REIT Continues Growth Strategy with Covenant Care

While many REITs have been net sellers in the last couple of years, especially in the skilled nursing market, CareTrust REIT has been quite the opposite, growing its portfolio to nearly 200 healthcare properties by the start of 2019. In its latest deal, the REIT announced a large sale/leaseback acquisition in the state of California. […]

CareTrust REIT Adds to Its Illinois Portfolio

Seeking to expand a partnership that is clearly working, CareTrust REIT tacked on an extra senior care campus to its existing seven-property master lease with WLC Firm, LLC. Located in the southern Illinois town of Mt. Carmel (and right in WLC’s geographic wheelhouse), the facility features 90 licensed skilled nursing beds and 38 supportive living […]

CareTrust REIT Picks Up Parker, Colorado SNF

CareTrust REIT made its second acquisition in the state of Colorado (nearby its first purchase), spending $19.6 million, or $127,300 per bed, to buy a 154-bed skilled nursing facility in Parker, Colorado (Denver MSA). The REIT’s Salt Lake City-based operating partner, Eduro Healthcare, sourced the transaction with an eye to immediately improve operations at the […]

Blueprint and Birchwood

Birchwood Healthcare Partners is making a successful exit from their skilled nursing/assisted living facility in Huntington, West Virginia, more than doubling the facility’s value after just three years of ownership. When Birchwood originally purchased the 55-bed/unit facility from an individual owner in 2015 for $3.2 million, the facility was losing money. Originally built in 1928, […]

CareTrust Completes Second HCR ManorCare Acquisition

CareTrust REIT headed to Fargo, North Dakota for its latest acquisition, adding a 110-bed skilled nursing facility to its portfolio for a purchase price of approximately $4.75 million, or $43,200 per bed, inclusive of transaction costs. There is also an estimated cap rate of about 13.25%. The facility was previously operated by HCR ManorCare and […]