• JLL Announces Seniors Housing Portfolio Deal

    The JLL team got off to a prolific start this January, already handling a couple of transactions across 17 seniors housing properties. The big one involved the sale of 16 seniors housing communities previously owned by a publicly traded REIT. Totaling more than 1,800 units, these communities were located in three states and consisted of... Read More »
  • Blueprint Sells a SNF in Louisiana

    Brooks Blackmon of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors headed down to the bayou to sell a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Oak Grove, Louisiana (near the border of Arkansas). Built in stages from the 1960s through 1987, the facility had been owned by multiple generations of a local family since its opening, and now they are... Read More »
  • Recent Senior Care M&A Deal Chart, Week Ending January 22, 2021

    The M&A market was on fire in the last month of 2020, and got off to a fast start in 2021. Check out our recent senior care M&A deal chart. Long-Term Care   AcquirerTargetPrice Non-traded REIT16 seniors housing communitiesN/A Local individualAssisted living community in San Antonio, TXN/A Regional owner/operatorCarroll Nursing... Read More »
  • Lakeland Bank Finances Skilled Nursing Expansion in NJ

    A skilled nursing owner/operator in Morris County, New Jersey (New York City MSA) obtained financing from Lakeland Bank to expand and improve its services in the state. The $4.1 million loan will help fund renovations to underutilized space and increase the number of available licensed beds at the unnamed facility.   The... Read More »
  • Jon Harder Gets Sentence Commuted

    When was the last time anyone thought about Jon Harder, the founder and CEO of Sunwest Management who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the “misuse of investment funds during the real estate crisis” of 2007 to 2009? Well, that is an understatement if we ever saw one. At its height, Sunwest was one of the largest senior living... Read More »
Kayne Anderson Acquires Again

Kayne Anderson Acquires Again

Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors has already been one of the most active acquirers during the pandemic, with its purchase of seven senior living communities from Welltower for approximately $500 million as the major highlight. We have thought that private equity, with its deep pockets and billions of dollars on the sidelines, was well positioned to take advantage of value-add deals this year and would help kick start the senior care M&A market. The M&A market hasn’t really come back to life, but private equity firms have certainly been the biggest players of the year. Just look at AEW’s acquisition of another Welltower portfolio.   Kayne Anderson recently acquired two... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield Finances South Carolina Community

Cushman & Wakefield Finances South Carolina Community

Two years after financing a senior living project in Rock Hill, South Carolina (Charlotte MSA), Cushman & Wakefield returned to refinance the newly opened community. Operated by Harbor Retirement Associates, the community comprises 88 units and 92 beds of assisted living and memory care within the Riverwalk master planned development, which will encompass more than 1,000 single-family homes and 550 apartments, as well as extensive retail and an award-winning restaurant. Private equity firm BridgeForth Capital, the owner, only had the community open for a month before the pandemic hit, but lease-up was luckily strong beforehand.   In October 2018, Richard Swartz, Aaron Rosenzweig and... Read More »
Kayne Anderson Closes Another Acquisition

Kayne Anderson Closes Another Acquisition

Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa-based seniors housing team led by Allen McMurtry and David Kliewer sold a 117-unit independent living community in Trinity, Florida (about 20 miles northwest of Tampa). The seller, a development group comprised of Walt Chancey of Gulf Coastal Development, Ricky Rookis of Rookis Development and Watermark Retirement Communities, recently built the five-story community adjacent to a 97-unit assisted living/memory care property that they also developed in 2016. There are one-and two-bedroom unit options ranging in size from 737 to 1,162 square feet. Designed by Chancey Architecture and Chancey Interior Design, it also features numerous amenities including... Read More »
Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

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 $1.3 billion purchase price. Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender of Newmark Knight Frank handled the transactions, bringing one of them from NDA to closing in just 45 days, including securing agency financing to fund it. To close any deal these days is exceedingly difficult, not only one of this scale, so well done to the Newmark team.   It certainly... Read More »
Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

Newmark Closes Out 2019 With A Bang

We told you that the folks at Newmark Knight Frank were going to have a big year end, and in the days just before Christmas they closed four transactions worth about $550 million in total. Not a bad way to end the year, and we hope they are all off on vacation until January 5. In the largest transaction, Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender sold a portfolio of three Discovery Senior Living-operated assets on behalf of Kayne Anderson. The three communities with 483 units are located in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware and average about 45% independent living, 34% assisted living and 21% memory care units. Overall occupancy is a solid 94%. The buyer was Partners Group, an international... Read More »