• Southern California CCRC Refinances and Expands with Truist Financing

    To support the refinance and expansion of a not-for-profit CCRC in southern California, Truist Financial Corporation announced that it served as the sole lender of a $42.4 million loan. Originally developed in 1947, the community has grown on its 50-acre campus in La Verne, California to include 226 independent living units, 48 assisted living... Read More »
  • Blueprint Sells Oregon Community

    A memory care community in Coos Bay, Oregon may have closed a couple of years ago, but a new owner recently took over the building thanks to Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. Built in 1998, this 55-unit memory care community is located in Coos Bay on the central Oregon coast. Its previous owner originally... Read More »
  • New Jersey SNF Gets HUD Refinance

    Cambridge Realty Capital Companies secured a HUD refinance for a 102-bed skilled nursing facility in Madison, New Jersey. Previously owned by Extended Care Clinical, the facility last sold in 2016 for $8.3 million, or $81,400 per bed, to a family owner/operator.   Built in 1947 with 102 beds in two stories, the facility provides both short- and... Read More »
  • Home Health Care & Hospice Sees Busy M&A Week

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms.  Jet... Read More »
  • Many Impacts of COVID, But “Stupidity” Factor May Grow

    The views on where we are in this pandemic are bifurcating, just like in the acquisition market, but we are also dealing with the “stupidity” factor. Just like in the acquisition market, where values and cap rates have been bifurcating between the top “A” properties and the rest of the market, so are opinions as to the current state... Read More »

What’s new with Watercrest

Watercrest Senior Living Group is unveiling its new concept in memory care, called Market Street Memory Care Residences, at a site currently under construction in Viera, Florida. The 47,000-square foot, 60-unit community is set to open in the fall of 2016, with two more 64-unit communities under the same concept opening in 2017 in Palm Coast and Tampa. The buildings are estimated to cost between $16 million and $17 million, or approximately $266,000 per unit, to develop. Financing has already been arranged for the Viera and Tampa properties, with EB-5 equity and commercial bank construction loans (Bank of Texas is providing the Viera one). As for Watercrest’s other projects, things are... Read More »

From fixing to building

A company with extensive experience in turning around struggling senior living communities is now developing its first property and is pulling together all manner of financing sources in its capital stack. Solutions Advisors, which got its start in 2010 advising senior living communities on management, marketing and sales strategies, has already broken ground on its flagship community in Hamilton, New Jersey. With 96 independent living, 75 assisted living and 24 memory care units, the community is expected to cost a total of $59 million, or about $302,600 per unit, to develop. In addition, 25 of the IL units can be converted to AL down the road, if the need presents itself. To operate the... Read More »

New EB-5 developer hits the ground running in California

Al Rattan, a real estate developer with over 30 years of experience building residential, commercial, industrial, office, health care and senior care properties, is jumping back into the seniors housing market with his company, Continental East Development (CED). Founded in 2009, CED has already developed a number of retail, office, and medical properties, but started to take a look at seniors housing in 2011. Having already developed and operated an independent/assisted living community in Anaheim Hills, California (before selling it at full occupancy), Mr. Rattan plans to utilize large amounts of EB-5 equity (up to 60% of the development cost) raised through his USA Continental Regional... Read More »