• 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 »
HFF Closes $115 Million Financing For Seattle Senior Living High-Rise

HFF Closes $115 Million Financing For Seattle Senior Living High-Rise

Columbia Pacific Advisors just received about $115 million in financing for its to-be-built senior living high-rise in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. David Fasano, Sarah Anderson, Casey Davison, Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) represented CPA in the transaction, with HCP, Inc. providing the loan. Location is key for this development, as the community is located within five blocks of three major hospitals and less than a mile away from downtown Seattle. The 24-story building will consist of 194 independent living, 21 assisted living and 28 memory care units, along with an auditorium, full-service restaurant, bistro/café, two bars, a top-level clubroom,... Read More »
HCP Continues To Lighten Its Brookdale Load

HCP Continues To Lighten Its Brookdale Load

The ramifications of Brookdale Senior Living’s latest blow-up have spread beyond just its precipitous drop in share price. Major Brookdale landlord, HCP, Inc., just announced it was reducing its cash NOI and interest income concentration in Brookdale from 27.0% to 15.7%, on a pro-forma basis. The restructuring included the sale of six Brookdale properties for $275 million and the purchase of Brookdale’s 10% interest in two joint ventures for $99 million. In addition, HCP will terminate management agreements with Brookdale on 36 seniors housing operating properties (SHOP) and leases on 32 triple-net communities, with Brookdale waiving all termination fees associated with the management... Read More »
HCP In Hot Water Again

HCP In Hot Water Again

We are sure that management at HCP, Inc. is happy that they spun out the HCR ManorCare assets to a new REIT, since they have not had to deal with the continuing rent shortfall, which started when HCP still owned the assets. But leveraged investments of any kind seem to be taking their toll across the board. From July 2012 through May 2015, HCP funded a total of $257 million under a collateralized mezzanine loan facility with Tandem Health Care. This loan matures in nine months and has a weighted average interest rate of 11.5% (ouch). In tandem with this loan, there is a $257 million syndicated senior loan that matures in six months. Through sales of various SNFs, most of the net proceeds... Read More »
Legacy Tenant Capital Structures Create REIT Turmoil

Legacy Tenant Capital Structures Create REIT Turmoil

It all started when HCP, Inc. completed a series of rent negotiations with HCR ManorCare, but to no avail. It just wasn’t enough for a long-term solution, and they ended up spinning the HCRMC portfolio into a new entity (Quality Care Properties) that was supposed to be a REIT but may end up not being one depending on the final solution. Even after those lowered rents, HCRMC defaulted on some payments to QCP, and it got messier after that. As everyone now knows, that was the tip of the iceberg. Practically every major REIT has reported “issues” with tenants, ranging from covenants broken, inability to make rent payments, and high likelihood of not being able to make rent payments in the... Read More »
HCP In Hot Water Again

Brookdale’s Q3 Earnings Send Shares Plunging…Again

Brookdale Senior Living just can’t get a break. After its announcement with HCP that is beginning to clear the deck, it came out with its third quarter earnings Monday night, and the results sent the shares down $8.78 during the day, for a decline of 14.7% before recovering a bit. While the market had been focusing on occupancy, that was about the only area where the company had good news. Assisted living occupancy increased 30 basis points from the second quarter, which seems to be the industry average. Its retirement center occupancy also increased by 30 basis points sequentially. But operating income is declining and its assisted living operating margin plunged by 210 basis points... Read More »