Cornerstone Healthcare Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Cornerstone Healthcare, an operator of skilled nursing facilities in the Pacific Northwest, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The CEO, Will Masterson, announced the reorganization in a statement filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington that listed lender and lessor issues as the reason for it. Operations across the portfolio weren’t great […]

Live Oak Bank Flourishes This Summer

Showing off its versatility, Live Oak Bank facilitated acquisition financing for two separate, and very different, transactions. First, the bank provided a cash flow balance sheet loan to support a partner buy-out at Frontier Management. Formation Capital had owned a 50% stake in the senior living operator, but with this transaction, Frontier’s founder and CEO, […]

Major Moves at HealthTrust

National appraisal and advisory firm HealthTrust has had a busy month. On March 1, they closed on the purchase of the assets of the company from Sabra Health HealthCare REIT, which took over ownership as part of Sabra’s acquisition of Care Capital Properties last year. Care Capital had purchased HealthTrust when it was spun out […]

Chevalier Shines In Seniors Housing Market

Amid rumors that a moratorium has been placed on large Chinese companies making significant purchases in the U.S. senior care market (like Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Brookdale Senior Living), Hong Kong-based Chevalier International Holdings Ltd. continues to invest, recently adding two more senior living communities and 299 units in the Detroit, […]

The Senior Care Investors Have Spoken

Last week, we hosted a 90-minute webinar called “Seniors Housing M&A: The Numbers, the Deals and the 2017 Forecast” with panelists Arnold Whitman of Formation Capital, Bill Mulligan of Ziegler and Alan Plush of HealthTrust, and Steve Monroe moderating. The panel discussed our 2016 M&A statistics for the skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living […]

KeyBank goes big with HUD

Formation Capital went to KeyBank Real Estate Capital to refinance a 22-property skilled nursing portfolio located in Florida (17 facilities) and Mississippi (five). With a total of 2,682 beds, the facilities were purchased in February from GE Capital. John Randolph and Paul Di Vito of KeyBank arranged $249 million in HUD financing, which will help […]

HFF closes high value deal in Northeast

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) closed one of the most expensive seniors housing transactions ever (on a per-unit basis), with its sale of two assisted living/memory care communities in the Northeast for $98.25 million, or almost $575,000 per unit. There were several factors that led to this near-record price. First was the location. One of […]