• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
O&M Investments Adds Another SNF

O&M Investments Adds Another SNF

Private equity firm O&M Investments acquired a value-add skilled nursing facility in the Dallas, Texas market. At face value, this appears to be a good opportunity for O&M to generate a healthy return. First, the facility is relatively new at just 13 years old, with improvements made in 2010. Second, it recently converted a wing of the facility to skilled memory care, which should improve quality mix (currently at 16%) and revenues. Because of the conversion, the facility currently operates with 104 out of 124 licensed beds, with 83% occupancy based on the functional beds. Finally, the facility is located in an affluent, inner suburb of Dallas (Richardson), which certainly doesn’t... Read More »
Heavenrich & Company Announces Oklahoma Sale

Heavenrich & Company Announces Oklahoma Sale

Brian Clark of Heavenrich & Company sold a pair of Oklahoma senior living communities for a price of $12.25 million, or just over $90,000 per unit. Located in Oklahoma City and Mustang, the communities were previously owned by Bridge Investment Group and total 135 units, including 113 assisted living, 16 memory care and six independent living units. Both were built in the late-1990s and combined for 79% occupancy (all private pay) at the time of the sale. One of the communities also accepted VA residents. An undisclosed private equity firm emerged as the buyer and will look to improve operations and add value to the properties. Read More »

Heavenrich Closes Sale To Summit Healthcare REIT

Brian Clark of Heavenrich & Company just sold a 77-unit assisted living/memory care community in Chandler, Arizona (Phoenix MSA) for $13.4 million, or about $174,000 per unit. Mr. Clark represented the stand-alone not-for-profit seller, Pennington Gardens, in the community’s sale to Summit Healthcare REIT, a public non-traded REIT. Built in 2000, the community was 87% occupied at the time of the sale. We imagine operations could improve somewhat, as despite its good location and age, it sold for nearly $40,000 per unit less than the national average price of $217,000 per unit, for the 12 months ended June 30, 2017. Summit leased the community to Compass Senior Living, which already... Read More »

Mainstreet Buys Big

Mainstreet just closed a large acquisition of 11 skilled nursing facilities with 2,477 beds in the Chicago, Illinois market for $302.5 million, or $122,100 per bed. It will be leasing them back to the seller, Symphony Post Acute Care, at an initial lease rate of 8.0%. While the purchase price was not disclosed, Chicagoland SNFs can be very expensive, so we assume the price came in above $100,000 per bed, making it one of the largest SNF portfolio sales of the year so far. Heavenrich & Company represented the seller in the transaction. Read More »