• Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Expensive Debt, Ventas Makes Cuts

    Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Debt Diversified Healthcare Trust tapped the debt markets with a $1.0 billion, five-year senior note offering with a yield of 9.75%. That puts the spread over the 5-year Treasury at about 940 basis points. That has to be the widest spread by a healthcare REIT we have seen in years, if not a decade or two.... Read More »
  • 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 »
CBRE Originates Second Fannie Mae Financing for NC Community

CBRE Originates Second Fannie Mae Financing for NC Community

The CBRE team of Aron Will, Austin Sacco and Tim Root arranged a refinance of a 100-unit independent living community in Durham, North Carolina, just two years after financing the property’s acquisition. Originally built as a hotel in 1985 but renovated and converted to IL in 2013, the community was purchased by Focus Healthcare Partners in October 2017 for $15.8 million, or around $160,000 per unit. At the time, it was fully occupied and operated at close to a 30% margin on over $3.1 million of revenues. The deal resulted in a cap rate of about 6.3%. Amenities include an interior courtyard with an in-ground pool, bocce court, putting green, theater, library, coffee/juice bar and community... Read More »
CCRC With Potential Sells in Northern Virginia

CCRC With Potential Sells in Northern Virginia

The team at IPA Seniors Housing highlighted a CCRC’s highly desirable location in the affluent Washington, D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia, to sell the asset to an affiliate of Focus Healthcare Partners. Andrew Hilding, Mark Myers and Joshua Jandris represented the seller, Thompson Associates, in the sale, which did not disclose a price. The property, built in phases from 1980 to 1986, consisted of 306 total beds, including 96 skilled nursing beds and the rest coming with either independent living or assisted living services. Age apparently is holding the community back from competing well in the high-income market, so Focus plans to complete a substantial renovation of it. It has the... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield’s Strong Start to February

Cushman & Wakefield’s Strong Start to February

Cushman & Wakefield’s Seniors Housing Capital Markets team has been closing a lot of business in the shortest month of the year, negotiating the sale of a couple of portfolio transactions on opposite sides of the country. First, out West, the team of Rick Swartz and Jay Wagner advised Focus Healthcare Partners in their sale of two seniors housing communities in Portland, Oregon. Including a 127-unit independent living community built in 2006 and a 58-unit assisted living/memory care community built in 2007, these communities both recently received significant capital improvements. The AL community interestingly was the last acquisition of Sunwest Management before the company went into... Read More »
Capitol Seniors Housing’s Premium Sale

Capitol Seniors Housing’s Premium Sale

Only three years after buying a senior living community in Park Ridge, Illinois (Chicago MSA), Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH) is selling at a premium. Originally built as a hotel in 1962 but converted to senior living in 1986, this property includes 154 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care. CSH had purchased it in September 2015 from a local family for a price of $32 million, or about $220,700 per unit, at a cap rate of 7.2%. Occupancy was in the mid-90s at the time, and the community operated at a 25% margin on $9.2 million of revenues. CSH planned to invest up to $5.5 million in renovations and complete a memory care conversion previously started by the seller.... Read More »
Grandbridge Goes Green, Again

Grandbridge Goes Green, Again

Utilizing Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards financing product, Richard Thomas and Meredith Davis of Grandbridge Seniors Housing and Healthcare Finance Group arranged a $25.5 million acquisition loan to fund the purchase of a 93-unit assisted living/memory care community in Alpharetta, Georgia. Focus Healthcare Partners’ dedicated senior housing fund was the borrower and will retain The Arbor Company as the community’s operator. This type of transaction seems to have become a recent specialty of Grandbridge’s, as the firm so far in 2018 has closed nearly $300 million in financings through Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards program, across 13 properties, which is the most among Fannie Mae DUS lenders... Read More »