• Q2 Senior Care M&A Falls To Seven-Year Low

    Well, we can’t say we aren’t surprised. COVID-19 and the economic ramifications stemming from social distancing and quarantine measures took a toll on seniors housing and care M&A, leaving the sector with just 59 publicly announced transactions in the second quarter. Back in early April, we said the second quarter’s deal total would... Read More »
  • Senior Living Investment Brokerage Announces Four Closings

    The floodgates opened at Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Just as we entered July, the firm announced four closings for three skilled nursing facilities and a memory care community. Jason Punzel, Brad Goodsell and Vince Viverito first represented a local owner/operator in their sale of a 59-unit memory care community in Springfield, Oregon... Read More »
  • Blueprint Handles Large Pacific Northwest Disposition

    Amy Sitzman, Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the sale of eight small assisted living communities divided evenly between Washington and Oregon. News of the deal came out in June with two separate acquisition financing announcements from JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital, the first for the Oregon... Read More »
  • Returning Home To Assisted Living

    After being pulled out of her assisted living community because of the pandemic, a mother asks to return “home.” In the June issue of The SeniorCare Investor we wrote about how an industry professional lost the argument with his younger sister about moving their mother out of her assisted living community and into the sister’s home.... Read More »
  • Fairstead Acquires Another Section 8 Senior Apartment Community

    It’s been less than a month since Fairstead, a fully-integrated real estate firm focused on the development, acquisition and operation of affordable and mixed-income housing, purchased a 123-unit affordable senior apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida. But, the firm is doubling down on its strategy and acquired another complex in South Florida. ... Read More »
HJ Sims Hits It Out Of Overland Park

HJ Sims Hits It Out Of Overland Park

A CCRC in Overland Park, Kansas is planning a large expansion to its independent living services. Perhaps they read Marcus & Millichap’s National Seniors Housing Report, which reported average IL occupancy steady at 91.7% in 2016, and predicted it will rise 10 basis points in 2017. That is close to the census peak in 2008, when IL communities averaged 92% occupancy, before the Great Recession reared its ugly head. The Overland Park’s IL census is very strong too, at 98%, which prompted the 76-unit expansion effort. Built in 2000, the community already features 64 IL villas, 54 assisted living units, 52 skilled nursing units and 36 memory care units. Census was in fact strong all... Read More »

Berkshire Health Systems Acquires Holyoke CCRC

The Loomis Communities just sold its CCRC in Holyoke, Massachusetts (Springfield MSA), leaving it with three communities in Amherst, South Hadley and Springfield. Loomis had been operating at the property since 1981, when it was independent living with a small skilled nursing facility. It now features 92 skilled beds, 68 IL units and 13 AL units on 4.9 acres. Loomis’ other properties do not have such a large SNF portion, so a sale was pursued. The buyer ended up being Berkshire Health Systems, a not-for-profit health system with a portfolio of 14 other rehab/long-term care properties, among other healthcare properties/businesses. Berkshire will keep the “Loomis” name on the facility for a... Read More »
New Owner For New Pond Village

New Owner For New Pond Village

Benchmark Senior Living, the largest seniors housing provider in the Northeast, just added its fourth CCRC, and 54th overall location, to its impressive portfolio. In a partnership with investment firm Farallon Capital Management, Benchmark acquired New Pond Village, a 199-unit entrance-fee CCRC in Walpole, Massachusetts (Boston MSA), for an undisclosed price. Built in 1992, it currently features 167 independent living and 32 assisted living units. The 90-bed skilled nursing facility was split off from the community in the mid-1990s, but residents at the CCRC have a priority admissions agreement with the SNF. This transaction comes 13 years after the seller, The Shelter Group, originally... Read More »

Ventana by Bucker Gets Off The Ground

Several years after plans were first announced for two 12-story senior living towers in the North Park neighborhood of Dallas, Buckner Retirement Services has finally broken ground on The Ventana by Bucker, a 325-unit entrance fee CCRC which is estimated to cost $136 million, or about $418,000 per unit. That tops both the national average cost to construct CCRCs ($386,500 per unit) and the Texas average ($394,700 per unit), according to our in-house database of developments going back to 2013. As such, the development, which features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the building, boasts a number of luxurious amenities including a roof-top garden, top-floor “Sky Lounge,” heated indoor... Read More »
The Members Breakfast with Alan Butler

The Members Breakfast with Alan Butler

On May 4th, 2017, we hosted the seventh installment of The SeniorCare Investor Members Breakfast at The Princeton Club in New York City. Our special guest at the subscriber-only event was Erickson Living CEO, Alan Butler.  For 45 minutes, Mr. Butler sat down with our Editor, Steve Monroe, to discuss his joining Erickson in 2010, the company’s emergence from bankruptcy, and the future of the CCRC model. Subscribers can watch the discussion below.... Read More »