Good News from Brookdale and Capital Senior Living

Good News from Brookdale and Capital Senior Living

Finally, we have had some good news from the two largest publicly traded senior living companies, Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living. Let’s just say, it has been a long time coming. Capital Senior Living reported a sequential increase in occupancy of 30 basis points in the third quarter, an increase that was continuing to rise in September and into October, so the fourth quarter should be upbeat as well. In fact, from June to September same-community occupancy increased by 90 basis points. These numbers exclude their two communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. On the negative side, labor costs increased by 4% in the third quarter, which contributed to a 2.4% decline in... 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 »

Trilogy Health Services and Lancaster Pollard Meet Again

Chris Blanda of Lancaster Pollard continued his work with Trilogy Health Services, recently refinancing a portfolio of 10 health campuses in Indiana with a $158.4 million HUD loan. Typical of many Trilogy-developed properties, this portfolio includes a mix of skilled nursing, rehab, assisted living, memory care and independent living units. The refinance comes with a low interest rate and pays off existing bridge loans as well as a real estate revolver that were used to acquire the properties from HCP, Inc. Mr. Blanda also previously arranged a $38.5 million refinance of four Trilogy healthcare campuses in Indiana and Kentucky back in 2014, and Lancaster Pollard also closed a $63.4 million... Read More »
What Do The REITs Know?

What Do The REITs Know?

When the Big Three healthcare REITs (Ventas, HCP and Welltower) largely divested their skilled nursing portfolios in the past few years, it prompted questions about the industry’s health. The exodus was kicked off in August 2015 by Ventas, which spun out most its skilled nursing/post-acute care portfolio into a separate REIT, Care Capital Properties (which just this month agreed to merge with Sabra Health Care REIT). Then, effective November 1, 2016, HCP followed suit, in a spin-off of its troubled HCR ManorCare assets (over 320 properties) into Quality Care Properties. Finally, after over a year of denying any such move, Welltower sold a 75% stake in 28 Genesis Healthcare-operated... 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 »