• 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 »
Cushman & Wakefield Sells Miami-Dade Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield Sells Miami-Dade Portfolio

It took a couple of years, but Cushman & Wakefield has finalized the sale of a portfolio of 10 senior care facilities in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on behalf of the seller, A.D.M.E. investment partners. Totaling 1,289 beds and over 370,800 square feet, the properties consisted of a mix of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. The AL communities ranged in size from 12 units and 50 beds to 65 units and 118 beds, and sold between $38,200 per unit and $90,500 per unit. The SNFs ranged in size from 120 beds to 203 beds, and sold between $25,000 per bed to $119,900 per bed, with one deal also involving the termination of a ground lease on the property for $5.8 million. The last... Read More »
Regions Bank and Cushman & Wakefield Finance Auctus-Owned Community

Regions Bank and Cushman & Wakefield Finance Auctus-Owned Community

Regions Bank Healthcare Real Estate Group announced a balance sheet loan closing at the start of February for a client in northern California. Originally built in 1975 in Carmichael, the property being refinanced is a 98-unit independent living community. Auctus Capital Partners acquired it in 2015, with plans to invest in capital improvements. So, it underwent a significant renovation and conversion project in 2018, and is now in the final stages of lease-up. Auctus put an operating affiliate, Altum Senior Living, in place to manage the community. Working with a new customer for the bank, Chris Honn secured a $5 million loan, with a three-year term and three years of interest only, to... Read More »
Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

The 25th Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report is almost ready, but get your sneak preview and analysis in our upcoming webcast. We are diligently working on the 2020 edition of the Senior Care Acquisition Report, which we hope to have ready for publication by the end of the month. It will be the 25th edition of this market-leading report, and it has valuable M&A statistics that you will not find anywhere else, including trends over multi-year periods. Well, that is not exactly true. Next week we will be releasing some of those statistics in our annual webcast on the state of the seniors housing and care M&A market. Our panel will include brokers from Cushman &... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield Ends 2019 With A Bang

Cushman & Wakefield Ends 2019 With A Bang

The Cushman & Wakefield team led by Rick Swartz, Jay Wagner and Aaron Rosenzweig ended 2019 with a bang. In the last six weeks of the fourth quarter, they closed eight separate sales involving 18 properties and 1,908 units for a total consideration in excess of $500 million. The largest transaction was a seven-property portfolio for $103.25 million on behalf of Diversified Healthcare Trust. The team also placed the acquisition financing on several of the sales. A few smaller portfolios included the sale of three assisted living and memory care communities with 248 units in the Boston metro area and a two-property portfolio of 220 units in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Austin, Texas on... Read More »
The Clare Turnaround Complete

The Clare Turnaround Complete

No one said it was going to be easy back in 2012 when an investor group took control of a large CCRC known as The Clare in downtown Chicago. Occupancy was just 34% when the community was sold out of bankruptcy, with its reputation tarnished in the local market during the high-profile proceedings. Senior Care Development (SCD), the stalking horse bidder, with Fundamental Advisors (FA) and LCS, teamed up to buy the community at auction for $53.5 million and put it on the right path to success and profitability. No small order. The stalking horse bid was a mere $29.5 million, compared with the $229 million that was spent to develop the CCRC. There were just two other bidders, and when the... Read More »