• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Berkadia Finds a Way in Federal Way

Berkadia Finds a Way in Federal Way

Tim Cobb of Berkadia Senior Housing Investment Sales sold an assisted living/memory care community in Federal Way, Washington, working on behalf of the seller, Columbia Pacific Advisors. Built in 1997, the target comprises 87 units and 104 beds. It will be taken over by a joint venture involving Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Gencare PMB. The latter is a new partnership between Gencare Lifestyle (founded by co-founder of Merrill Gardens, Leon Grundstein) and Pacific Medical Buildings (a medical office building developer based in San Diego). PMB had an existing relationship with Harrison Street, which provided 90% of the equity for both the Federal Way acquisition and a new... Read More »
Frontier Moving Forward With Financing From Columbia Pacific Advisors

Frontier Moving Forward With Financing From Columbia Pacific Advisors

Fresh off of Frontier Management’s ownership restructuring, it was business as usual for the firm, which obtained financing for its newly opened standalone memory care community in Tucson, Arizona. Columbia Pacific Advisors, though its bridge lending platform, CPIF Lending, provided the $6.225 million loan, with a 24-month interest only term and a 12-month extension, to refinance the original construction financing on the 48-unit community. The transaction allows Frontier to continue stabilizing the community and pursue its next development project. The loan, which Frontier expects to pay off within 18 months, was underwritten at a loan-to-value of 66%, but that goes down to 56% upon... Read More »
HFF Closes $115 Million Financing For Seattle Senior Living High-Rise

HFF Closes $115 Million Financing For Seattle Senior Living High-Rise

Columbia Pacific Advisors just received about $115 million in financing for its to-be-built senior living high-rise in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. David Fasano, Sarah Anderson, Casey Davison, Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) represented CPA in the transaction, with HCP, Inc. providing the loan. Location is key for this development, as the community is located within five blocks of three major hospitals and less than a mile away from downtown Seattle. The 24-story building will consist of 194 independent living, 21 assisted living and 28 memory care units, along with an auditorium, full-service restaurant, bistro/café, two bars, a top-level clubroom,... Read More »
HCP Continues To Lighten Its Brookdale Load

HCP Continues To Lighten Its Brookdale Load

The ramifications of Brookdale Senior Living’s latest blow-up have spread beyond just its precipitous drop in share price. Major Brookdale landlord, HCP, Inc., just announced it was reducing its cash NOI and interest income concentration in Brookdale from 27.0% to 15.7%, on a pro-forma basis. The restructuring included the sale of six Brookdale properties for $275 million and the purchase of Brookdale’s 10% interest in two joint ventures for $99 million. In addition, HCP will terminate management agreements with Brookdale on 36 seniors housing operating properties (SHOP) and leases on 32 triple-net communities, with Brookdale waiving all termination fees associated with the management... Read More »
Good News from Brookdale and Capital Senior Living

Good News from Brookdale and Capital Senior Living

Finally, we have had some good news from the two largest publicly traded senior living companies, Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living. Let’s just say, it has been a long time coming. Capital Senior Living reported a sequential increase in occupancy of 30 basis points in the third quarter, an increase that was continuing to rise in September and into October, so the fourth quarter should be upbeat as well. In fact, from June to September same-community occupancy increased by 90 basis points. These numbers exclude their two communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. On the negative side, labor costs increased by 4% in the third quarter, which contributed to a 2.4% decline in... Read More »