• Federal Oversight Coming To Assisted Living?

    Congressional report on assisted living and COVID-19 looks more like a hatchet job than really trying to help. Senators Warren and Markey’s report is in, and try counting how many times the word “federal” was used, as in there are no “federal” reporting requirements, data should be regularly reported to the “federal” government, assisted living... Read More »
  • Capital Funding Group Reports Impressive First Half of 2020

    We’re not sure how, but Capital Funding Group announced a record-setting first half of 2020 with more than $600 million in financings closed for skilled nursing and assisted living clients. We’re sure that not only made those at Capital Funding Group happy, but also their clients, who were able to access capital during the liquidity crunch at the... Read More »
  • Joint Venture Acquires Two Development Sites

    With an eye to the future, ZOM Senior Living and Watermark Retirement Communities bought two parcels of land in southeast Florida to develop a couple of seniors housing communities. Development has certainly slowed for a variety of reasons, like state and local orders, lack of financing or an abundance of caution from... Read More »
  • Watercrest Breaks Ground On South Carolina Senior Living Community

    Watercrest Senior Living Group broke ground on another senior living community just a couple of months after starting work on a 98-unit senior living community in Macon, Georgia. This most recent project is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and also comprises 76 units of assisted living and 22 units of memory care. There will be amenities... Read More »
  • Cambridge Realty Capital Closes HUD Deal

    The HUD pipeline is still flowing these days, and Cambridge Realty Capital Companies announced a loan closing for a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in northeast Texas in the city of Longview. Built in the 1980s but well maintained, this facility has so far been spared from COVID-19. The New York-based owner decided to refinance and, with the... Read More »
Greystone Gets Freddie Mac Funding for To-Be-Built Community

Greystone Gets Freddie Mac Funding for To-Be-Built Community

A new seniors housing community for low-income residents is being developed in Covington, Georgia, thanks to Freddie Mac financing arranged by PJ McDevitt of Greystone. Dominium Holdings, one of the largest affordable housing development/management companies in the country, is building the community, which will feature 198 total units with one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. The properties will be located near the Newton County Senior Center, considered to be one of the most active senior centers in the state. That can only help both the fill-up and also the residents’ experience. Completion is expected sometime in 2021. To fund the project, Dominium obtained a $15.8 million Freddie Mac... Read More »
Berkadia Brings on the Financings

Berkadia Brings on the Financings

Berkadia announced an impressive array of financings it closed in the past three months, ranging from HUD mortgages, to Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac deals and a couple of bridge loans, all totaling nearly $160 million in volume. The largest deal was a $107.6 million Fannie Mae master credit facility closed for a portfolio of eight senior living communities in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana. Ed Williams and Rafael Nobo (serenaded with Happy Birthday last July on a flight from Chattanooga) secured the 10-year, fixed rate financing, with an interest-only period, on behalf of the portfolio’s Louisiana-based developer, owner and operator to refinance the properties, consolidate debt into... Read More »
Greystone Closes Two Freddie Mac Financings

Greystone Closes Two Freddie Mac Financings

Greystone ended October with a couple of varied transactions. First, Cary Tremper facilitated a Freddie Mac $43.98 million loan to support the acquisition of a 207-unit senior living community in Daly City, California (San Francisco MSA). The loan was originated on behalf of the borrower, Senior Resource Group and Welltower. Built between 2008 and 2011, the community has been managed by SRG since 2012. It offers independent living and assisted living units. Then, if seniors housing has an affordability problem, then maybe age-restricted manufactured housing communities are part of the solution. To that end, Greystone arranged a $33.7 million Freddie Mac loan to refinance one of those... Read More »
Greystone Announces Three Financings and One New Hire

Greystone Announces Three Financings and One New Hire

Running the agency gamut at the start of October, Greystone announced three financings it closed through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD. First up, the firm refinanced an independent living community in Pearland, Texas (Houston MSA) with a 10-year, $37 million Fannie Mae loan. Cary Tremper originated the transaction on behalf of Integrated Real Estate Group (IREG) and their operating affiliate Integrated Senior Lifestyles. IREG opened the community in 2017, with 214 units that include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom options, plus eight villas. There are also a host of a la carte services and amenities. Development cost reached $35.1 million, or $158,100 per unit. Then, Greystone... Read More »
Newmark Knight Frank Closes Three Varied Transactions

Newmark Knight Frank Closes Three Varied Transactions

The Newmark Knight Frank debt origination team has been hard at work this year, closing $1.6 billion in new financings so far this year. Heidi Brunet, who joined this April, and Chris Johnson handled a Freddie Mac financing for a newly built independent living community in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-year, fixed-rate, pre-stabilized loan totaled $43 million. Ms. Brunet and Laura McDonald of Protective Life also refinanced two assisted living/memory care communities in Virginia and Pennsylvania with a $43 million loan. An experienced owner/operator opened these communities in June of this year. Finally, Sarah Anderson of Newmark arranged acquisition financing for two AL/MC communities in Boca... Read More »