• 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 »
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 »