• 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 »
Brookdale Buys Eight NHI-Owned Communities

Brookdale Buys Eight NHI-Owned Communities

Brookdale Senior Living exercised its purchase option on eight assisted living communities that it operated on behalf of the owner, National Health Investors. The transaction was hinted at in NHI’s third quarter earnings report, which noted the properties as being held for sale. And Eric Mendelsohn, President and CEO, confirmed in the Q3 earnings call that the purchase price would start at a base of $37 million, with a fair market value component as high as $5 million which NHI and Brookdale would split 50-50. In the end, Brookdale paid $39.26 million, or $116,845 per unit. The eight communities, which were located in three states and totaled 336 units, contributed 2019 GAAP revenue of... Read More »
The Avery Company Announces Pair Of Acquisitions

The Avery Company Announces Pair Of Acquisitions

The Avery Company kicked off their 2018 in a strong way, closing two transactions in succession for clients in Tennessee and Connecticut. Jolyon Wilde first sold two senior living buildings located across the street from each other in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Both built in 2001, there was a 68-unit assisted living community with 90% occupancy and a 26-unit memory care community just 75% occupied. Both were 100% private pay and operated at a combined 22% margin on approximately $4.03 million of revenues. A local doctor decided to sell the communities to Virginia-based Inspirit Senior Living for $12.45 million, or $132,450 per unit, with a 7.1% cap rate. Mr. Wilde was then joined by Larry... Read More »

Inspirit In Pennsylvania

Inspirit Senior Living just doubled its portfolio (to four properties), expanded its joint venture partnership with Care Investment Trust and grew its geographic reach with the acquisition of two personal care communities in Pennsylvania. Since being founded in 2015 by Greenfield Senior Living veteran David McHarg, Inspirit has taken a slow and steady approach to its growth, acquiring its first property in November 2016 (a 75-unit assisted living community in Winchester, Virginia for $9.38 million, or $125,070 per unit) and its second in February 2017 (a 120-unit AL/memory care community in Bartlett, Tennessee for $10 million, or $83,330 per unit). The two communities were considered... Read More »
The Yankees are coming

The Yankees are coming

Winchester, Virginia was the most fought-over town during the American Civil War, changing hands between the North and South as many as 72 times. Now, in a bloodless affair, a 75-unit assisted living community in town has a new owner (New York City-based Care Investment Trust), to the tune of $9.38 million, or $125,067 per unit, with a 7.4% cap rate. The community has undergone expansions since opening in 1990, including a 35-unit addition in 2008, and today includes 73 AL units and two independent living cottages. Both occupancy and the operating margin can be improved, with both standing at 83% and 22%, respectively. Also, monthly rates, ranging from $2,500 to $2,900 for semi-privates,... Read More »