• 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 »
NHI Adds Another Holiday Retirement Community to Master Lease

NHI Adds Another Holiday Retirement Community to Master Lease

In the middle of restructuring and extending its master lease with Holiday Retirement, National Health Investors also was able to acquire a senior living community in Vero Beach, Florida. Consisting of 157 independent living and 75 assisted living units, the community was leased back to Holiday for approximately $2.6 million in rent annually. It falls under the new lease terms, which come with annual lease escalators beginning November 1, 2020 and varying between 2% and 3% depending on the annual revenue growth of the 26-property Holiday portfolio. As part of the acquisition and lease restructuring, Holiday also paid NHI $17.1 million in cash and relinquished a $10.6 million cash security... Read More »
Capital One Closes Holiday Transaction

Capital One Closes Holiday Transaction

Holiday Retirement recapitalized two of its seniors housing communities with a single $65 million adjustable-rate loan provided by Capital One. One community, with 241 independent living units, plus a separate wing with 12 assisted living units that is managed by Superior Home Care, is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The other, with 159 IL and AL units was built in 1989. The loan amount comes to about $157,700 per unit. With this transaction (one of many between Holiday and Capital One over the years), Holiday will be able to add other assets to the loan in the future. Read More »
Griffin-American and Greystone

Griffin-American and Greystone

A month ago, we learned of a couple of large divestments by New Senior Investment Group, in a move to bring its share price up to where management believes it should be, by increasing the share of its independent living portfolio, decreasing its Holiday Retirement exposure, and reducing its concentration in the three states of Florida, Texas and California. We have also just learned that Cody Tremper and Mike Garbers of Greystone represented SNR in the transaction. Spread out across Central Florida, the portfolio consists of nine properties and were all formerly operated by Holiday Retirement. However, operations have dropped off since Holiday stopped having live-in managers at its... Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Nets Fannie Mae Financing for Oregon Assisted Living Community

Lancaster Pollard Nets Fannie Mae Financing for Oregon Assisted Living Community

When BPM Senior Living Company decided to permanently finance its assisted living/memory care community in Milwaukie, Oregon, Lancaster Pollard had the solution. Matt Lindsay and Doug Harper of Lancaster Pollard successfully arranged a $5.3 million loan from Fannie Mae, going from engagement to closing in under 60 days. Making that timeframe even more impressive is that a planned change in management from third-party to in-house occurred during the underwriting process. BPM was also able to extract significant equity from the transaction, which comes 12 years after its original purchase of the community. Built in 1979 as a 79-unit independent living community, BPM purchased the community... Read More »

Two Assisted Living Sales Close in Florida

Brad Clousing of Senior Living Investment Brokerage is starting strong this year, selling three assisted living communities in two transactions for a combined $23 million. Partnering with Patrick Burke, Mr. Clousing first sold a 37-unit assisted living community in Martinsville, Virginia, a transaction that was a long time coming. In July 2015, the same selling partners sold the adjacent 300-bed skilled nursing facility for $28.5 million, or $95,000 per bed, in a sale/leaseback transaction to Omega Healthcare Investors. The long-term lease came with an initial yield of 9.25%. Awaiting TPA approval, the assisted living community eventually sold to Omega as well at a price of $7.5 million,... Read More »