National Health Investors: What Pandemic?

National Health Investors: What Pandemic?

It seems that National Health Investors is doing just fine during this pandemic, as are its operators, apparently. The Tennessee-based REIT reported that it has collected 99.7% of its contractual rent in April, 100% in May, and so far, 99.4% in June. That should make shareholders feel pretty good right now.  On the occupancy front, excluding communities that have been open less than 24 months, it was not quite as rosy but nothing they can’t handle. For 41 same-community properties operated by Bickford Senior Living, occupancy has dropped 240 basis points, from 86.6% in March to 84.2% in May. The first quarter averaged 87.3%.   Senior Living... Read More »
Elmcroft Senior Living Portfolio Completes Transition

Elmcroft Senior Living Portfolio Completes Transition

Ventas has officially transitioned management of its Elmcroft portfolio to newly-formed Eclipse Senior Living. It is now official. The operations of the Elmcroft Senior Living portfolio of 76 properties, with the real estate owned by Ventas, has officially been transferred to Kai Hsiao’s new company, Eclipse Senior Living. Ventas has acquitted a 34% interest in Eclipse, with the remaining 64% being held by Eclipse management, which now includes Shamim Wu, Kai’s former colleague at Holiday Retirement Corporation. She recently did a 10-month stint as president and COO of Silverado. This will be an interesting test, since the Elmcroft portfolio was obviously having some financial problems... Read More »
Private Equity Taking Center Stage

Private Equity Taking Center Stage

In every investment cycle, there are different factors that impact valuations and transaction volume. In the seniors housing and care acquisition market, there have been periods when public REITs came to dominate acquisition activity, then there were nontraded REITs that took center stage (at least for smaller transactions), and there has been the private equity (PE) market, which has very different investment criteria and time horizons than many of the other buyers. The two largest acquisitions by private equity firms in the seniors housing and care market occurred about 10 years ago. This was The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Manor Care for $6.3 billion and The Fortress Group’s purchase... Read More »

Seniors Housing Weekly Update – Another Holiday Sale For Fortress

June 23, 2015. 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe. New Senior Investment Group pays $640 million for 28 Holiday Retirement Communities… It has been eight years since Fortress Investment Group closed on its acquisition of Holiday Retirement Corporation for $6.6 billion, or $188,500 per unit. It saw occupancy drop from around 90% to well below 80% in less than three years. There was high turnover among the staff. There were some debt extensions to give it more time. Did we mention the Great Recession hit a year after closing the deal? A lot can happen in eight years, including continued low interest rates which help keep valuations up. This week, they announced another portfolio sale, this... Read More »