• Blueprint Advises Another SNF Sale

    Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors’ Ben Firestone and Michael Segal recently facilitated the sale of Magnolia Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Inman, South Carolina. Built in 1967, Magnolia has 176 beds, which represents over 40% of the total licensed beds in the local market and twice the capacity of the next largest competitor. ... Read More »
  • The Ensign Group and CareTrust Acquire Two Texas SNFs

    The Ensign Group and CareTrust REIT have teamed up to acquire the real estate and operations of two skilled nursing facilities in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. CareTrust purchased the facilities for $32.5 million, or about $135,000 per bed, while The Ensign Group recently took over operations effective August 1, 2021 as part of the... Read More »
  • Walker & Dunlop Originates Financings for Four Communities

    Walker & Dunlop Managing Director Kevin Giusti and Senior Analyst Brian Neal recently originated $37.47 million in financing for four assisted living and memory care facilities: Bloom at Bluffton in Bluffton, South Carolina; Bloom at Hilton Head in Hilton Head, South Carolina; Cascades of Tucson, in Tucson, Arizona; and Regency Jackson in... Read More »
  • Newmark Summer Sales Continue

    Late last week, we profiled several of Newmark’s latest closings, but we also said that we were not finished. One deal was referenced in Welltower’s recent earnings release, as the REIT’s purchase of seven senior living communities from White Oak Healthcare Partners finally closed. The communities, averaging more... Read More »
  • Welltower Announces Big Census Gains

    Welltower released its second quarter earnings results, and its growth strategy was on full display with $1.5 billion in pro-rata gross investments from April to June, at an initial yield of 8.8%. That does not even include the largest deal, which was its proposed $1.58 billion acquisition of 86 independent living communities owned... Read More »
Griffin-American Healthcare REITs III and IV to Merge

Griffin-American Healthcare REITs III and IV to Merge

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc. (GAHR III) and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. (GAHR IV) have entered into a definitive merger agreement so that GAHR IV will acquire GAHR III in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. The newly merged company will be renamed American Healthcare REIT, with approximately $4.2 billion in combined healthcare real estate assets.  Immediately prior to the acquisition, GAHR III will also acquire the business and operations of American Healthcare Investors, LLC (“AHI”), the co-sponsor of both REITs, and the external advisors of GAHR III and GAHR IV. Combining these entities and the capabilities in acquisitions, asset management,... Read More »
Cadence Living Expands in the Southeast

Cadence Living Expands in the Southeast

Cadence Living is certainly in growth mode. Earlier this year, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based operator announced a major expansion into its own state with the acquisition of land in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler to build a 191-unit, $46 million senior living development to join its three other brand-new or nearly-open communities in the area. Then, late last month, the operator announced that it teamed up with Sabra Health Care REIT to acquire an assisted living/memory care community in Poway, California (San Diego MSA). Now, Cadence Living was just selected as manager of seven assisted living/memory care communities and 402 total units across North Carolina, marking its entry in the... Read More »

Griffin-American starts small

After a busy year during which it made over $1.55 billion in healthcare acquisitions, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT-III recently made a relatively small deal in central Pennsylvania, acquiring a 120-unit independent/assisted living community in Palmyra for an undisclosed price. Built in 2007, this community was owned by AMC Delancey Group, Inc. and Heritage Senior Living, which will continue to operate under Griffin-American. Occupancy stood at 93% at the time of the sale. Joshua Jandris, Mark Myers, Charles Hilding and Andrew Hilding of Marcus & Millichap handled the transaction. Read More »

Pay up in Richmond

So far this year, there have been six announced seniors housing transactions valued higher than $300,000 per unit, compared with 16 in 2014. And of the top six deals this year, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT-III was the acquirer in two. First was the company’s acquisition of two senior living communities in Nebraska for $66 million, or $300,000 per unit, announced back in June. But more recently (and at a higher cost), Griffin-American purchased a 186-unit senior living community in Richmond, Virginia, for $64 million, or $344,000 per unit. Built 16 years ago, the community provides 108 units of IL, 60 AL units and 18 memory care apartments, and boasts a greater-than-96% occupancy. The... Read More »

Griffin-American III acquires Trilogy Health Services

Nearly doubling its size in one fell swoop, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III is acquiring Trilogy Health Services for approximately $1.125 billion (including the assumption of $205.1 million of debt) pursuant to a joint venture with NorthStar Healthcare Income. Griffin-American will own approximately two-thirds of the joint venture (bringing total real estate and related investments to approximately $2 billion) and will act as its manager, while NorthStar will own the other third. Also as part of the transaction, Trilogy’s founder and CEO, Randy Bufford, and other members of the company’s management will own a $24 million, or 3.6%, stake in Trilogy. Mr. Bufford will remain in place to... Read More »