• Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Expensive Debt, Ventas Makes Cuts

    Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Debt Diversified Healthcare Trust tapped the debt markets with a $1.0 billion, five-year senior note offering with a yield of 9.75%. That puts the spread over the 5-year Treasury at about 940 basis points. That has to be the widest spread by a healthcare REIT we have seen in years, if not a decade or two.... Read More »
  • Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
Justin Hutchens Moves to Ventas

Justin Hutchens Moves to Ventas

After several years of living across the pond, Justin Hutchens has decided to return home. Following a successful stint as CEO of HC-One, the UK’s largest senior care provider with more than 300 facilities, Hutchens will be moving to Chicago to be EVP, Senior Housing, North America at Ventas. We have known Justin for almost his entire career in senior living, and not only like him, but have a lot of respect for what he has accomplished. However (isn’t there always a however?), this will be the second CEO position he has left (National Health Investors was the other), and our gut tells us there must be something else because he will be one of four EVPs at Ventas.  Yes,... Read More »
HC-One Becomes Largest Provider in UK

HC-One Becomes Largest Provider in UK

It has been a few months since it was announced that Justin Hutchens would leave HCP, Inc. and join UK-based HC-One as its new CEO. That transition is expected to take place on October 1, and he will certainly have his hands full when he takes over from Chai Patel. HC-One just announced an agreement to acquire 122 senior care properties from Bupa Care Services, also based in the UK, for approximately £300 million, or $384 million. Over the past few months, the deal value was rumored to be in the £300 million to £450 million range, but that was for 150 properties, not the 122 that was agreed upon. Before this acquisition, HC-One was already the third-largest senior care provider in the UK,... Read More »

Justin Hutchens a CEO Again

HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) just announced that Justin Hutchens, elected president of the REIT in January, will be leaving to be CEO of HC-One, one of the largest care home providers in the United Kingdom with more than 300 properties. A little over two years ago, Formation Capital Safanad and Court Cavendish purchased healthcare property group NHP, which included the HC-One portfolio. Funding for that acquisition just happened to come from HCP, to the tune of about $630 million. In addition, it subsequently purchased 36 HC-One properties. So, HC-One and HCP are no strangers, and we believe that this did not come out of the blue, and that the HC-One investors decided that perhaps it was time to... Read More »