Merrill Gardens Buys Big

Merrill Gardens, known more developing seniors housing communities than acquiring them, has acquired Blue Harbor, a Portland, Oregon-based company that currently manages 21 communities in 13 states. The seller was Fortress Investment Group. For Merrill Gardens, it is somewhat of a two-fer, as Blue Harbor’s CEO, Tana Gall, is joining Merrill Gardens as its CEO, […]

All Hands On Deck For CBRE’s Latest Sale

CBRE had their hands full in a large Dallas-area CCRC sale, representing one of the selling entities and the buyer in the transaction, in addition to arranging a two-part acquisition financing totaling over $120 million. Totaling 1,104 rental units, which is separated out into 37% skilled nursing, 28% independent living, 24% assisted living and 11% […]

Reading the Holiday tea leaves

As most of you have read recently, Walker & Dunlop closed its largest loan ever (almost double the size of its $670 million financing that the company closed earlier in 2015) in the form of a $1.27 billion seven-year adjustable-rate Freddie Mac loan secured by 78 Holiday Retirement independent living properties. The financing, led by […]

Seniors Housing Weekly Update – Another Holiday Sale For Fortress

June 23, 2015. 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe. New Senior Investment Group pays $640 million for 28 Holiday Retirement Communities… It has been eight years since Fortress Investment Group closed on its acquisition of Holiday Retirement Corporation for $6.6 billion, or $188,500 per unit. It saw occupancy drop from around 90% to well below 80% […]