CareTrust REIT Adds Escondido Community to Portfolio

San Clemente, California-based CareTrust REIT acquired a memory care community in nearby Escondido (located about 20 miles north of San Diego) and retained the in-place operator Bayshire, LLC, which has managed the property for the seller since 2016. Originally built in 1981 as a skilled nursing facility, the property was converted to memory care and […]

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 […]