• Home Health vs. Assisted Living

    If people need care and full-time supervision, there is no cost comparison between assisted living and home health. Here’s a real life example. A friend recently asked for some advice (true story) about her 85-year old mother who was hospitalized, then went to a rehab facility, and then had the decision between moving back home or to an... Read More »
  • Genesis to be Delisted After Welltower Split

    When Genesis HealthCare announced last year that it may not make it in the following 12 months, you knew something had to be done. And then at the beginning of this year when its longstanding CEO, George Hager, departed, you knew that replacing one person with another was just not going to cut it. But perhaps it enabled the Board to... Read More »
  • SLIB Starts March With Six Closings

    What a month it has been for Senior Living Investment Brokerage, and it’s only been a few days. After a stellar start to February when the firm announced five transactions comprising eight seniors housing properties across the country, SLIB brokers announced six closings on the first two days of March. Four deals closed in the Southeast,... Read More »
  • A Holiday with Atria

    Last week, as part of its earnings release, New Senior Investment Group announced that Atria Senior Living would be taking over management of 21 independent living communities managed by Holiday Retirement Corporation. From a diversification perspective, this makes great sense for New Senior because Holiday had been... Read More »
  • Housing & Healthcare Finance Announces HUD Activity

    Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance) closed over $83 million in HUD loans during the month of February. The firm kicked off its activity with a $24 million loan for a large 280-bed skilled nursing facility in New Jersey. That was followed by two more HUD loans totaling $46 million closed for SNFs in Maryland and Illinois. Finally, HHC... Read More »
HCP In Hot Water Again

HCP In Hot Water Again

We are sure that management at HCP, Inc. is happy that they spun out the HCR ManorCare assets to a new REIT, since they have not had to deal with the continuing rent shortfall, which started when HCP still owned the assets. But leveraged investments of any kind seem to be taking their toll across the board. From July 2012 through May 2015, HCP funded a total of $257 million under a collateralized mezzanine loan facility with Tandem Health Care. This loan matures in nine months and has a weighted average interest rate of 11.5% (ouch). In tandem with this loan, there is a $257 million syndicated senior loan that matures in six months. Through sales of various SNFs, most of the net proceeds... Read More »
Another Financing For Next Healthcare Group

Another Financing For Next Healthcare Group

HJ Sims showed its range of services in recapitalizing two skilled nursing facilities in Florida on behalf of a private healthcare real estate investment firm, Next Healthcare Group (NHG). Sims’ involvement with the facilities goes back to 2013, when it provided a $3.4 million HUD Plus™ subordinate loan to a related company of NHG, HBS Assets, to finance the acquisition of the two facilities located in Lake City and Bushnell, Florida. Built in the 1990s, which was relatively new for other northern Florida SNFs, the facilities were well occupied (at 92%) at the time of the sale with a high 40% Medicare census and 17% operating margin. HBS Assets had paid $20.86 million, or $139,100 per bed,... Read More »