• 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 »
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 »
The Skilled Nursing Investors Speak

The Skilled Nursing Investors Speak

On October 12, we hosted a webinar called “Investing in Skilled Nursing Facilities,” where our editor, Steve Monroe, and a panel of experts, including Joseph Deans of Diversicare Healthcare Services, Steve LaForte of Cascadia Healthcare and Talya Nevo-Hacohen of Sabra Health Care REIT, discussed the skilled nursing M&A environment today. That spanned from who is buying SNFs and why, the discrepancy between record-high values and current industry headwinds, and whether SNFs will win the battle against LTACs and IRFs for the post-acute patient, among several other topics. But we also brought in the audience to get their opinion on a few issues too, and here are the results:   Do... Read More »
Who Is Investing In Skilled Nursing Facilities?

Who Is Investing In Skilled Nursing Facilities?

Despite reimbursement pressures and dropping occupancy levels, investment demand for SNFs remains high. But why? Do you want to find out who is investing in skilled nursing facilities and why? Perhaps you may be asking, who would invest in the SNF sector today when reimbursement pressures are growing, labor shortages are hurting, occupancy levels are dropping, and costs in general are rising faster than reimbursement? Actually, a lot of companies are investing in the sector. In fact, in the third quarter, 46% of the targets in the M&A market were skilled nursing facilities or portfolios. And the third quarter was not particularly unusual in this regard. The market remains quite vibrant... Read More »

CareTrust REIT Closes Three SNF Deals

CareTrust REIT clearly didn’t get that “Labor Day” is supposed to be a day of relaxation, not of, well, labor. Until the start of September, CareTrust had only announced four transactions, compared with the 13 announced in all of 2016. But the REIT ended summer with a bang, announcing three acquisitions comprising 13 total skilled nursing facilities and 1,232 total beds. CareTrust made its biggest splash in the Pacific Northwest and doubled its investment in two deals with its operating partner Cascadia Healthcare, LLC. The first transaction involved seven skilled nursing facilities and 571 beds located throughout Idaho, although the deal has only partially closed so far. It is supposed to... Read More »
Growth by Northwest

Growth by Northwest

Cascadia Healthcare grew leaps and bounds in just one transaction announcement: its acquisition of three skilled nursing facilities in Idaho (2) and Montana. Since its start in 2015, Cascadia had been in operation at one location (a SNF in Boise, Idaho), and has been in the process of developing two transitional care facilities in Boise and Nampa, Idaho, which are expected to open later this year. Now, the company is adding a 117-bed facility in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, a 60-bed facility in Orofino, Idaho and a 101-bed facility in Libby, Montana, marking its entry into Big Sky Country. Cascadia entered into a triple-net lease agreement with the real estate owner to assume operations of the... Read More »