• Q2 Senior Care M&A Falls To Seven-Year Low

    Well, we can’t say we aren’t surprised. COVID-19 and the economic ramifications stemming from social distancing and quarantine measures took a toll on seniors housing and care M&A, leaving the sector with just 59 publicly announced transactions in the second quarter. Back in early April, we said the second quarter’s deal total would... Read More »
  • Senior Living Investment Brokerage Announces Four Closings

    The floodgates opened at Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Just as we entered July, the firm announced four closings for three skilled nursing facilities and a memory care community. Jason Punzel, Brad Goodsell and Vince Viverito first represented a local owner/operator in their sale of a 59-unit memory care community in Springfield, Oregon... Read More »
  • Blueprint Handles Large Pacific Northwest Disposition

    Amy Sitzman, Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the sale of eight small assisted living communities divided evenly between Washington and Oregon. News of the deal came out in June with two separate acquisition financing announcements from JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital, the first for the Oregon... Read More »
  • Returning Home To Assisted Living

    After being pulled out of her assisted living community because of the pandemic, a mother asks to return “home.” In the June issue of The SeniorCare Investor we wrote about how an industry professional lost the argument with his younger sister about moving their mother out of her assisted living community and into the sister’s home.... Read More »
  • Fairstead Acquires Another Section 8 Senior Apartment Community

    It’s been less than a month since Fairstead, a fully-integrated real estate firm focused on the development, acquisition and operation of affordable and mixed-income housing, purchased a 123-unit affordable senior apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida. But, the firm is doubling down on its strategy and acquired another complex in South Florida. ... Read More »
REITs Start To Cut Dividends

REITs Start To Cut Dividends

The healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts have been the hardest hit in our sector during the recent stock market plunge. Many are worried about their own liquidity and drew down on their credit facilities, even if they didn’t need the funds now. Some just went and raised new debt to bolster their liquidity. They are obviously worried about their tenants’ future financial performance, and they know that wages, utilities and food bills have to be paid before rent. One REIT, Ventas (NYSE: VTR), has already offered to defer 25% of April’s rent until October. They had the largest credit facility drawdown of $2.7 billion. May is just a month away, and the environment will surely be... Read More »
Five Star Senior Living Soars

Five Star Senior Living Soars

Shares of Five Star Senior Living have soared by more than 60% this year, leaving everyone guessing. Right after all the restructuring was completed at year end between Five Star Senior Living and its landlord, now recently re-named Diversified Healthcare Trust, Five Star’s shares have taken off.  Two points to remember, though. Five Star just doled out about 26.5 million shares to Diversified and its shareholders to remove working capital liabilities. And, last October 1 they completed a 1-10 reverse stock split. That is important because now that the shares are trading at over $6.00 per share, for comparison purposes, that would be 60 cents per share four months ago. It just shows... Read More »
New Year, New Name for Senior Housing Properties Trust

New Year, New Name for Senior Housing Properties Trust

While we were all up celebrating the New Year this past Wednesday, Senior Housing Properties Trust was kissing goodbye to its name, officially changing it to Diversified Healthcare Trust effective January 1, 2020. The company is still listed for trading on the NASDAQ but under the new ticker symbol of “DHC.” According to Jennifer Francis, President and Chief Operating Officer, the name-change better depicted the company’s portfolio of healthcare real estate (which encompasses medical office, life science and wellness centers in addition to senior living communities) and its strategy going forward. That fresh start was reinforced with the completion of DHC’s restructuring of its Five Star... Read More »
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 Housing Properties Trust Divests More Five Star SNFs

Senior Housing Properties Trust Divests More Five Star SNFs

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) continued its Five Star Senior Living (FVE) portfolio restructuring with the sale of 15 skilled nursing facilities in the Midwest. Mike Segal, Ben Firestone and Steve Thomes of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the transaction for SNH, which made a strategic decision to sell the entire portfolio in one deal to one buyer. The sale was part of SNH’s previously announced disposition plan to sell up to $900 million of assets in connection with the FVE restructuring. The portfolio consists of 10 facilities in Nebraska, four in Iowa and one in Kansas, and sold for a combined $8 million. According to FVE’s 2018 Annual Report, the Nebraska... Read More »