JLL Lands Financing for Luxury Chicago Senior Living Project

JLL Lands Financing for Luxury Chicago Senior Living Project

The JLL team has secured both construction debt and joint venture equity for a joint venture to build a new luxury senior living community in Evanston, Illinois (Chicago MSA).  Located on an irreplaceable 0.77-acre infill site just north of downtown Evanston, the nine-story project will consist of a mix of private independent living, assisted living and memory care units. It’s set to open in 2021 with a host of amenities that include multiple terraces with views of Lake Michigan. The total cost is estimated to be about $75 million, or $460,000 per unit. That’s a high figure, but given the location and Class-A finishes/amenities, we think the owners will be able to increase that... Read More »
After Long Road to Opening, Texas Senior Living Community Sells

After Long Road to Opening, Texas Senior Living Community Sells

The JLL Seniors Housing Capital Markets team including Charles Bissell, Cody Tremper, Mike Garbers, Zach Rigby and Jason Skalko represented the seller of a 189-unit senior living community in Longview, Texas. Developed in 2018 adjacent to the Longview Regional Medical Center, the community features 126 independent living, 41 assisted living and 22 memory care units. There are also plenty of amenities, like an outdoor pool and patio area, bocce ball court, a bistro/bar and others. The project had trouble getting off the ground, until Austin-based private equity firm Thrive FP bought it for $20.7 million, or about $110,000 per unit, in a bankruptcy auction. Citizens National Bank financed... Read More »
People on the Move, January 2020

People on the Move, January 2020

There were a few high-profile moves in the senior care world in the last month. JLL announced the addition of a new advisory and investment transaction services practice, to be led by Deborah Street. Coming from CBRE, where she was previously the Vice President of the National Senior Housing group, Ms. Street will join JLL as a Senior Vice President and leader of the new practice, which will provide on-demand underwriting, strategic planning, transaction structure/return analysis, transaction management, and due diligence, as well as ongoing asset management services. She will work with Managing Directors Brian Chandler and Bryan Lockard, JLL’s Co-Leads for the Seniors Housing Valuation... Read More »
Avalon Senior Living Grows

Avalon Senior Living Grows

Avalon Senior Living has partnered again with Eastridge Pacific Holdings, LLC (EPH), this time buying three senior living communities in California from HCP, Inc. that had been leased to Brookdale Senior Living. The 205 units (210 beds) offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The purchase price was $15.7 million, or $76,585 per unit, and came with an approximate cap rate of 8.0%. Mike Garbers, formerly of Greystone and now with JLL, represented the seller, and MidCap Financial provided the mortgage financing. Eastridge Pacific entered the senior living industry in 2016 as an equity partner in Kalakaua Gardens, a 17-story community in Honolulu with 216 beds. It... Read More »
Breaking News

Breaking News

Chicago-based JLL announced it is buying HFF, Inc. in a $2 billion cash and stock deal. We wonder whether HFF management was so distraught after the seniors housing team jumped ship two months ago that they just had to sell. All kidding aside, the combination of these two firms will create one sizable company that will compete on many fronts. Read More »