Griffin-American and Greystone

A month ago, we learned of a couple of large divestments by New Senior Investment Group, in a move to bring its share price up to where management believes it should be, by increasing the share of its independent living portfolio, decreasing its Holiday Retirement exposure, and reducing its concentration in the three states of […]

2017 HUD LEAN Rankings Are In

Total HUD LEAN loan volume hasn’t yet reached the heights of its FY2014, when the program closed over $4.2 billion in loans in 484 transactions, but it is getting there. In its FY2017, lenders closed just over $3.4 billion in 310 deals, up 20% from FY2016’s $2.84 billion volume (in 287 deals) and up 26% […]

Two Years After Acquisition, Queens SNF Refinances with Greystone

Greystone just couldn’t get out of Queens this summer (must have hit the Van Wyck). After providing nearly $60 million in HUD financing for a 302-bed skilled nursing facility in the borough last month, Fred Levine of Greystone’s Monsey, New York office closed yet another transaction for a Queens SNF. Located in Flushing, the facility […]

Ziegler’s June Surge

Ziegler impressed in June, closing over $350 million in tax-exempt bond financing for two CCRC clients. Buckner Senior Living was on the receiving end of the larger closing, a $232.5 million fixed-rate bond issuance to fund the development of its 325-unit entrance fee CCRC in the North Park neighborhood of Dallas. The luxury community is […]

Greystone Refinances Queens Skilled Nursing Facility

A couple of years after Greystone financed the acquisition of a 302-bed skilled nursing facility in Queens, New York, the lender came full circle in refinancing it with a $59.8 million, or a whopping $198,000 per bed, HUD loan. Fred Levine of Greystone originated both the original bridge loan and the permanent financing on behalf […]

Greystone’s Freddie Mac First

In a first for the seniors housing industry, Greystone closed Freddie Mac’s first-ever lease-up loan for a client in Northern California. More common in the multifamily market, the lease-up program is for experienced clients to lock-in low interest rates earlier in the process for refinancing newly-built properties. Now, for a just-built 66-unit assisted living/memory care […]

Broker Rankings
Broker Rankings

Marcus & Millichap and CBRE Top Senior Care Broker Rankings

While it was not exactly a repeat of 2015, it came pretty close. This year we had only 13 brokerage companies reporting their numbers, with a few active brokers deciding to take a pass this year for a variety of reasons. But they would not have taken the top spots, so no worries on that […]

Greystone Closes $204 million in Q4

As 2016 was winding down, Greystone’s seniors housing lending group was heating up, closing $204 million in financings. In the last quarter of the year, Greystone demonstrated its financial range, including Fannie Mae, HUD, bridge, mezzanine and national bank loan transactions for acquisitions, refinancings and the new construction of nearly 1,700 seniors housing and multifamily […]