• 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 »
Cascade Capital Group Acquires 16 Former Skyline SNFs

Cascade Capital Group Acquires 16 Former Skyline SNFs

The future is looking brighter for 16 South Dakota skilled nursing facilities formerly owned by Golden Living and operated by Skyline Healthcare, as Cascade Capital Group acquired the portfolio. The facilities had been operated by a receiver since last Spring, after Skyline infamously ran nearly empty on basic food and medical supplies for them. Houlihan Lokey Capital represented Golden Living in the transaction, which included more than 1,000 beds across the state from Rapid City to Sioux Falls. To fund the deal, Cascade secured financing through its long-standing lending partner, CIBC Bank USA. Cascade’s operating partner, Legacy Healthcare, will take over the operations; no easy task.... Read More »
Big Midwest Sale Gets Mezzanine Financing

Big Midwest Sale Gets Mezzanine Financing

Contemporary Healthcare Capital (CHC) announced that it provided mezzanine financing for Cascade Capital Group’s large portfolio acquisition of Upper Midwest senior care facilities from last month. The portfolio sale included five skilled nursing facilities and two assisted living communities in Minnesota and South Dakota. Their outgoing operator was on the verge of bankruptcy, adding complexity to the transaction that was handled by Rob Reis of Marcus & Millichap. The Minnesota facilities were leased to Monarch Healthcare Management and the South Dakota facilities to Eduro Healthcare. CIBC had provided the senior acquisition loan, but CHC followed that up with a $4.22 mezzanine... Read More »
Cascade Capital Continues to Grow

Cascade Capital Continues to Grow

Cascade Capital Group announced a few large transactions totaling 15 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities with more than 1,550 licensed beds for a combined purchase price of $130 million. In one of the transactions, Cascade purchased eight skilled nursing facilities in California that are being leased to The Ensign Group and The Providence Group, with the majority going to Ensign. Five have been transitioned and three more will be transitioned over the next few months. Sector Financial provided senior financing for the acquisition and Formation Lending Group provided the mezzanine debt. In the second transaction, Cascade acquired five skilled nursing facilities and two assisted... Read More »
HHC Finance’s HUD Haul

HHC Finance’s HUD Haul

The team at Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance) announced a series of six HUD closings totaling about $81 million on behalf of Cascade Capital Group and its operating affiliate Legacy Healthcare. An owner/operator of more than 135 skilled nursing facilities in 23 states (all acquired since the company’s founding in 2016), Cascade secured these HUD loans on six of its SNFs in the greater Chicago area. They all refinanced higher-rate, shorter-term conventional debt. Read More »
Capital One Secures Refinance of Illinois Assisted Living Community

Capital One Secures Refinance of Illinois Assisted Living Community

Five years after acquiring a 154-bed assisted living community in Park Ridge, Illinois, Cascade Capital Group (with Legacy Healthcare as its operating partner) is refinancing with the help of Capital One. Joshua Rosen originated the HUD loan, which totaled $15.1 million, came with a 35-year term and replaced conventional bank debt. In the years since acquiring the facility, Cascade had extensively renovated the community, which now has a five-star rating from CMS. The transaction recoups capital expenditures and partner debt, and frees up cash for Cascade to pursue other projects. Read More »