How Have the REIT Stocks Performed in 2019?

Last week, we discussed the stock performance of the seniors housing and healthcare providers. Now, it’s the healthcare REITs’ turn. Overall, it was a good first half of the year, with all of them posting price increases, with the exception of Senior Housing Properties Trust, reflecting its Five Star problems. Its share price tumbled by […]

CareTrust Invests in Idaho

CareTrust REIT and Cascadia Healthcare expanded their relationship to 12 facilities and 1,013 total beds with the REIT’s acquisition of a brand-new transitional care facility in Nampa, Idaho. This transaction was by no means out of the blue. Cascadia’s development affiliate opened the 99-bed facility in 2017, but before that, CareTrust had made a preferred […]

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 […]