Newmark Closes Out 2019 With A Bang

Newmark Closes Out 2019 With A Bang

We told you that the folks at Newmark Knight Frank were going to have a big year end, and in the days just before Christmas they closed four transactions worth about $550 million in total. Not a bad way to end the year, and we hope they are all off on vacation until January 5. In the largest transaction, Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender sold a portfolio of three Discovery Senior Living-operated assets on behalf of Kayne Anderson. The three communities with 483 units are located in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware and average about 45% independent living, 34% assisted living and 21% memory care units. Overall occupancy is a solid 94%. The buyer was Partners Group, an international... Read More »
Senior Living Residents Will Demand Choice

Senior Living Residents Will Demand Choice

As we near the end of this decade, we wonder what new trials will face the seniors housing industry in the next 10 years. In the past decade, the industry has emerged from the throes of the Great Recession, gone through a construction boom that led to intense competition for labor and residents, and seen the rise of both memory care and active adult communities complementing the more traditional senior living sectors. But, the 2020s will bring new challenges, one of which will be how the industry can attract a greater share of seniors, including the baby boomers. With home health care improving its care offerings and other technological advances making it easier for seniors to stay in... Read More »
NHI Acquires Discovery Senior Living Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

NHI Acquires Discovery Senior Living Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

National Health Investors, Inc. entered into a joint venture with Discovery Senior Living to acquire six senior living communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana from affiliates of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors. The venture, of which NHI is a 97.5% owner, spent close to $126.850 million, or about $212,800 per unit, on the portfolio that totaled 145 independent living, 356 assisted living and 95 memory care units. Discovery, the existing operator, leased the portfolio under a 10-year agreement, with a 6.5% initial annual cash yield, a CPI-based escalator with a 2% floor and 3% cap beginning in year-two, and two five-year extension options. In addition to the base purchase... Read More »
HCP Is Making Moves

HCP Is Making Moves

HCP, Inc. caused a stir this month with a couple of large acquisitions totaling $558 million. The industry hasn’t seen that kind of large-scale activity in some time, as many of the REITs seemed to be biding their time, at least for big acquisitions. Occupancy woes, overdevelopment and higher labor costs seemed to be some of the causes for that added caution. HCP themselves were some of the biggest sellers recently, having sold $1.5 billion in seniors housing assets over the past five quarters. But now, HCP is jumping back into the seniors housing M&A pool with a couple of acquisitions of new, high-quality assets. The properties’ ages should help assuage some of those occupancy... Read More »
Greystone Arranges Tulsa Transaction

Greystone Arranges Tulsa Transaction

National Health Investors announced a one-off acquisition of a 200-unit independent/assisted living community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, paying $34.6 million, or $173,000 per unit. Originally built in 1987 by a local real estate developer, the community was previously owned and operated by Triad Senior Living, which manages over 1,000 senior living units across Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida. Occupancy was strong, at 95%, but moving forward, Discovery Senior Living will take over operations under a lease with NHI for a term of 15 years, with renewal options, at an initial lease rate of 7.0% plus annual fixed escalators. NHI has also set aside $500,000 for capital improvements and funded the deal... Read More »