• 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 »
Berkadia Finds a Way in Federal Way

Berkadia Finds a Way in Federal Way

Tim Cobb of Berkadia Senior Housing Investment Sales sold an assisted living/memory care community in Federal Way, Washington, working on behalf of the seller, Columbia Pacific Advisors. Built in 1997, the target comprises 87 units and 104 beds. It will be taken over by a joint venture involving Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Gencare PMB. The latter is a new partnership between Gencare Lifestyle (founded by co-founder of Merrill Gardens, Leon Grundstein) and Pacific Medical Buildings (a medical office building developer based in San Diego). PMB had an existing relationship with Harrison Street, which provided 90% of the equity for both the Federal Way acquisition and a new... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield Recapitalizes New England Seniors Housing Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield Recapitalizes New England Seniors Housing Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield served as the exclusive advisor to a joint venture between LCB Senior Living and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in their recapitalization of four New England seniors housing communities. LCB had already been operating three of the properties in Massachusetts (Ipswich) and Connecticut (South Windsor and Avon) since their construction in 2014 and 2015. But the fourth property (in Lincoln, Rhode Island) was built in 2009 and acquired by LCB and Prudential Real Estate Investors in 2013 for $11 million, or $183,300 per unit. The communities market to independent living residents and allow for transitions to higher care levels including assisted living and memory... Read More »
Two New Communities Trade In Arkansas

Two New Communities Trade In Arkansas

Evans Senior Investments closed out May by closing the sale of two private pay senior living communities in Arkansas for a combined $37.965 million, or $183,000 per unit. Located in the towns of Rogers and Bentonville (about 10 miles apart), the communities totaled 56 independent living cottages, 116 assisted living units and 36 memory care units, all with private bathrooms and modern finishes. Built a few years ago, the Rogers community was 77% occupied, with a 24% EBITDAR margin over the previous 12 months, while the Bentonville community had only just opened in 2017 and was still leasing up. The seller was a regional owner/operator (represented by ESI). A joint venture between... Read More »
Aron Will Closes Two More Financings

Aron Will Closes Two More Financings

Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, Aron Will of CBRE certainly had a bountiful month, closing nearly $80 million in two transactions. First, working on behalf of joint venture partners Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and The Springs Living®, Mr. Will arranged a $66.4 million construction loan to fund the construction of a 216-unit senior living community in Lake Oswego, Oregon (Portland MSA). A pair of national banks provided the floating rate loan, which came with a four-year term and 48 months of interest only. Using a conservative loan-to-value for the project, that would result in a per-unit value most likely above $400,000. The property’s location in one of the most affluent... Read More »
Buyers See Potential In Wildwood Independent Living Community

Buyers See Potential In Wildwood Independent Living Community

Joint venture partners Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, REDICO and American House Senior Living Communities clearly eyed potential at a newly built independent living community in Wildwood, Florida (near The Villages). Built in 2013, the community features 173 units ranging in size from 500 to 1,090 square feet. Based on a 30% operating margin on approximately $5.3 million of in-place revenues, and occupancy of 90% at the time of sale, we have estimated the cap rate to be about 5.2%.  Both occupancy and margins could be improved, with a good amount of hard work, of course. Since assuming management, American House has added private duty personal care services through Allegiance Home... Read More »