• Brookdale Senior Living Bottoms Out

    It has been a tough go for Brookdale Senior Living for several years, really, ever since its acquisition of Emeritus in 2014. But the pandemic was almost the final nail in its coffin. Now those nails are beginning to be removed, and perhaps the resurrection is in sight.  While there is work still to be done, the big O, as... Read More »
  • Omega Health Investors Makes M&A Moves In Q1

    On May 6, Omega Healthcare Investors released their first quarter earnings report, and it was a period of major acquisition activity and balance sheet improvements that position the REIT well for the recovery that is surely coming soon in senior care. In the first quarter, Omega closed nearly $600 million of acquisitions and $16.8 million in... Read More »
  • SLIB Sells Wisconsin Assisted Living Portfolio

    As if their end-of-April activity wasn’t enough, the Senior Living Investment Brokerage team of Bradley Clousing and Ryan Saul kicked off May with a portfolio sale of three assisted living communities in Wisconsin. Located in the towns of Waukesha and Oshkosh, they total 255 units and were built between 2005 and 2009. The Waukesha community... Read More »
  • Meridian Capital Group Goes All Out in April

    April showers certainly brought a dizzying number of financings closed by the team at Meridian Capital Group, arranged for a combination of 26 assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in seven states. Ari Adlerstein, Ari Dobkin, Josh Simpson, Matt Lesnik, Jesse Rauch, David Gottlieb and Jacob Scott negotiated the transactions, which totaled... Read More »
  • CareTrust REIT Acquires Again in California

    A little over a month after CareTrust REIT first acquired four CCRCs in California, then a 150-bed skilled nursing facility in Santa Barbara, the company has made another Golden State purchase. The latest deal features a 123-bed skilled nursing facility located adjacent to the El Centro Regional Medical Center in El  Centro (Imperial County). The... 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 »