• 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 »
The Pennant Group Debut

The Pennant Group Debut

The Pennant Group is The Ensign Group’s latest spin off. If history repeats itself, the new company will succeed. It has been three weeks since The Pennant Group was spun out of The Ensign Group as a separate publicly traded company. This is not Ensign’s first rodeo when it comes to successful spin outs. Five years ago, it spun out the majority of its real estate assets (and mostly skilled nursing) into CareTrust REIT, which has been among the leaders in shareholder return among healthcare-oriented REITs.  As Ensign grew its senior living and home health and hospice business, management decided that shareholders would benefit from higher valuation multiples if these assets were spun... Read More »
CareTrust REIT’s Central Valley Expansion

CareTrust REIT’s Central Valley Expansion

CareTrust REIT made a major expansion into California’s Central Valley, acquiring two senior care facilities in a pair of off-market transactions. The targets were a 70-bed skilled nursing facility in Modesto, and a senior care campus in Sacramento with 99 skilled nursing bed and 72 assisted living units. Both were leased to an existing CareTrust tenant, Kalesta Healthcare, LLC, under a master lease with about 14 years left on the initial term. There are also two five-year renewal options. Scheduled cash rent for the first two years is expected to be about $3.9 million with CPI-based escalators thereafter. CareTrust also committed to provide a revenue-producing $1.0 million fund for... Read More »
CareTrust REIT Adds Escondido Community to Portfolio

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 extensively renovated in 2015. It now includes 96 licensed beds in 52 units. Including about $100,000 in transaction costs, the REIT paid $12.6 million, or $242,300 per unit, for the recently-renovated community. Cushman & Wakefield’s team that includes Rick Swartz, Jay Wagner, Aaron Rosenzweig, Dan Baker, Tim Hosmer and Bailey Nygard... Read More »
How Have the REIT Stocks Performed in 2019?

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 29.4%. The top performer was New Senior Investment Group, but it came off a terrible 2018 (down 45%) and still trades below what it did 18 months ago. The star of the year, so far, is CareTrust REIT which is up 28.8% after being the second-best performer last year with a price increase of 10%. And then there is HCVenTower, otherwise known as the Big Three,... Read More »
CareTrust Invests in Idaho

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 equity investment in the property in addition to obtaining a purchase option at a formula-based price upon stabilization of the operations. Fill-up must have gone smoothly, since the property sold to CareTrust for approximately $12.8 million, inclusive of transaction costs and after receiving credit for its original equity investment and... Read More »