• Are More Capital Senior Living Problems Coming Due?

    Capital Senior Living released its first quarter earnings this week, and the results were sort of a mixed bag. Of course, the occupancy results were great news, with April average census rising 140 basis points from the Q1 average to 76.95%. And spot occupancy increased from 75.3% at the end of February to 78.5% by the end of April, for a... Read More »
  • Blueprint Capital Markets Closes First Transaction

    Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors’ Capital Markets Group, which is led by Alex Florea, has the first closing under its belt, as it was revealed the group secured acquisition financing for Chicago Pacific Founders’ purchase of an assisted living/memory care community in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, Blueprint’s Amy Sitzman, Jacob Gehl and... Read More »
  • JLL Represents Healthpeak in Two More Divestments

    JLL announced its role in a couple more Healthpeak Properties seniors housing divestments. Most notably, Mike Garbers and Cody Tremper represented PEAK in the sale of five SHOP communities that were operated by Florida-based Sonata Senior Living. All five communities are in Florida, with locations in Delray Beach (80 units), Boynton... Read More »
  • United Community Bank Closes Two Loans

    United Community Bank (UCB) closed two new loans in the month of April, both for senior care facilities in the Southeast. First, in Terra Bella, Florida, the UCB team originated a $24.8 million loan for Keystone Senior Living to refinance its 140-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community. Renasant Bank partnered with UCB... Read More »
  • Walker & Dunlop Arranges Chicagoland Refinance

    Walker & Dunlop’s Joshua Rosen secured $55.68 million in HUD financing for a portfolio of three skilled nursing facilities in Chicagoland. Each loan features a term of 27 years and low, fixed rates. Chalet Living & Rehab Center, with 219 beds in Chicago, obtained a $24.64 million loan. The Grove of Evanston, with 124 beds in Evanston,... Read More »

Build it and they will come

If your marketing team presells 75% of all units within two months of initiating pre-sales (and that number nears 95% pre-sold just after groundbreaking), then you clearly did your homework in determining local demand. Either that or what you offer is just better than any competitor around you. That is what Greenbrier Development has experienced as it breaks ground on Phase II on Beacon Hill at Eastgate, a CCRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. First opened in 2010 with 114 independent living units, 40 assisted living units, 35 memory care units, 29 skilled nursing beds and 20 rental apartments, Beacon Hill filled to 95% occupancy within just two years. Now, Greenbrier is adding 56 independent... Read More »