• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Refinances Oregon Memory Care Community

Lancaster Pollard Refinances Oregon Memory Care Community

Giza Development successfully refinanced its new 45-unit/bed memory care community in McMinnville, Oregon (45 miles south of Portland), with the help of Ross Holland of Lancaster Pollard. Managed by Senior Development Resources, the community is located across the street from McMinnville’s full-service hospital and between two medical office parks. Sounds pretty ideal. It was initially refinanced with a bridge loan provided by OREC Structured Finance Co., which allowed Giza to buy out investors in the property and refinance construction debt. It was also immediately eligible for a permanent refinance. So, Lancaster Pollard secured a $4.9 million loan though HUD with a favorable, long-term... Read More »

Love Funding Fuels Senior Living Construction Project

James Vanar of Love Funding arranged a $6.8 million bridge loan for a new assisted living/memory care development in South Jordan, Utah. Giza Development leads the team, including Stout Construction and Primera Group, developing the 62-bed community, which will be operated by SAL Management Group. Midland States Bank, the parent company of Love, provided what is now the second loan for Giza (the first was for a development in Ogden, Utah in 2016). Since its launch in May 2015, Love Funding’s bridge lending platform has financed more than $153 million in closings and has another $220 million in loans in the pipeline. That should make for a busy 2017. Read More »

Bridge with Love

A new 62-bed assisted living/memory care community is being developed in Ogden, Utah with the help of a $6.63 million bridge construction loan arranged by James Vanar of Love Funding. The loan, which was provided by Love’s parent company Midland States Bank, is expected to be taken out in three years by a HUD refinance. It also allows the developer, Utah-based Giza Development, to start the project sooner and begin accepting residents. Since introducing the bridge loan program in May 2015, Love has already financed over $65 million in bridge loans, not including $300 million of loans in its pipeline. Read More »