• 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 »
Lancaster Pollard Refinances Plum Portfolio

Lancaster Pollard Refinances Plum Portfolio

It’s been quite a lucrative relationship between Lancaster Pollard and California-based skilled nursing operator, Plum Healthcare Group. About 18 months ago, Grant Goodman, Jason Dopoulos, Joe Munhall and Elliot Kaple secured $400 million in bridge financing from Credit Suisse on 27 skilled nursing facilities in California owned by Plum. However, that was short-term, corporate-level recourse-based debt, which did not give Plum much capital flexibility. So, upon closing of that transaction, Lancaster Pollard immediately began work on a HUD refinance, and the time has now come. On behalf of 26 of those facilities, Messrs. Goodman, Dopoulos and Kaple led the way on a $420 million HUD... Read More »

Capital One to acquire GE Capital’s U.S. Healthcare Finance Unit

After hearing of other companies in the hunt to acquire GE Capital’s U.S. Healthcare Finance business (one of the Big Three REITs and a bank among them), Capital One announced that it signed a definitive agreement with GE Capital Corporation to acquire approximately $8.5 billion of healthcare-related loans and its Healthcare Financial Services business for a 6% premium to par value of all receivables as of June 30, 2015. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, and Darren Alcus, President of GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, will become the President of Capital One’s healthcare finance business. Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities acted as exclusive... Read More »