• Federal Oversight Coming To Assisted Living?

    Congressional report on assisted living and COVID-19 looks more like a hatchet job than really trying to help. Senators Warren and Markey’s report is in, and try counting how many times the word “federal” was used, as in there are no “federal” reporting requirements, data should be regularly reported to the “federal” government, assisted living... Read More »
  • Capital Funding Group Reports Impressive First Half of 2020

    We’re not sure how, but Capital Funding Group announced a record-setting first half of 2020 with more than $600 million in financings closed for skilled nursing and assisted living clients. We’re sure that not only made those at Capital Funding Group happy, but also their clients, who were able to access capital during the liquidity crunch at the... Read More »
  • Joint Venture Acquires Two Development Sites

    With an eye to the future, ZOM Senior Living and Watermark Retirement Communities bought two parcels of land in southeast Florida to develop a couple of seniors housing communities. Development has certainly slowed for a variety of reasons, like state and local orders, lack of financing or an abundance of caution from... Read More »
  • Watercrest Breaks Ground On South Carolina Senior Living Community

    Watercrest Senior Living Group broke ground on another senior living community just a couple of months after starting work on a 98-unit senior living community in Macon, Georgia. This most recent project is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and also comprises 76 units of assisted living and 22 units of memory care. There will be amenities... Read More »
  • Cambridge Realty Capital Closes HUD Deal

    The HUD pipeline is still flowing these days, and Cambridge Realty Capital Companies announced a loan closing for a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in northeast Texas in the city of Longview. Built in the 1980s but well maintained, this facility has so far been spared from COVID-19. The New York-based owner decided to refinance and, with the... Read More »
HCP Is Making Moves

HCP Is Making Moves

HCP, Inc. caused a stir this month with a couple of large acquisitions totaling $558 million. The industry hasn’t seen that kind of large-scale activity in some time, as many of the REITs seemed to be biding their time, at least for big acquisitions. Occupancy woes, overdevelopment and higher labor costs seemed to be some of the causes for that added caution. HCP themselves were some of the biggest sellers recently, having sold $1.5 billion in seniors housing assets over the past five quarters. But now, HCP is jumping back into the seniors housing M&A pool with a couple of acquisitions of new, high-quality assets. The properties’ ages should help assuage some of those occupancy... Read More »
Avalon Senior Living Grows

Avalon Senior Living Grows

Avalon Senior Living has partnered again with Eastridge Pacific Holdings, LLC (EPH), this time buying three senior living communities in California from HCP, Inc. that had been leased to Brookdale Senior Living. The 205 units (210 beds) offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The purchase price was $15.7 million, or $76,585 per unit, and came with an approximate cap rate of 8.0%. Mike Garbers, formerly of Greystone and now with JLL, represented the seller, and MidCap Financial provided the mortgage financing. Eastridge Pacific entered the senior living industry in 2016 as an equity partner in Kalakaua Gardens, a 17-story community in Honolulu with 216 beds. It... Read More »
HCP Sheds More Brookdale Properties

HCP Sheds More Brookdale Properties

The team at Cushman & Wakefield announced that they represented HCP, Inc. in the REIT’s sale of 17 Brookdale Senior Living-managed seniors housing communities for $264 million. Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner, James Dooley and Sam Dylag led the way on the transaction and are still working to close on the sale of two more properties, expected later this quarter for a purchase price of approximately $113 million. Private equity firm Apollo Global Management was the buyer, fulfilling both their geographic/product diversity and value-add strategies. HCP is nearing the end of its Brookdale-restructuring process, having also transitioned operations away from Brookdale at 35 other communities and... Read More »
Is Apollo Global Management Entering Our Space, Again?

Is Apollo Global Management Entering Our Space, Again?

After a disastrous outing 20 years ago, Apollo may see better opportunities this time around. The rumors are swirling that private equity giant Apollo Global Management is putting its toe back in our market after a long absence. The rumor is that Apollo is buying 22 senior living communities from HCP, Inc. that are operated by Brookdale Senior Living. HCP previously disclosed that it is under contract to sell the portfolio for $428 million, or about $154,000 per unit, but never disclosed the buyer. Either Apollo is getting a deal, or these are older properties not performing too well, based on the relatively low price point. The last time we recall Apollo making a major investment in the... Read More »
CBRE Does Deal Double

CBRE Does Deal Double

The CBRE National Senior Housing group flexed its muscles this week, closing two acquisition financings and an asset sale. First, Lisa Widmier represented HCP in its divestment of a 159-unit independent living/assisted living community in Beaumont, Texas, for an undisclosed price. Featuring a majority of independent living units, the community was built in 1996. Under management by Atria Senior Living, it was 93% occupied as of February. Chicago Pacific Founders stepped in as the buyer, through its affiliate CPF Living Communities, and hired Grace Management to operate. Then, in comes CBRE’s Aron Will, who secured a seven-year floating rate loan, with 24 months of interest only, through... Read More »