• Home Health vs. Assisted Living

    If people need care and full-time supervision, there is no cost comparison between assisted living and home health. Here’s a real life example. A friend recently asked for some advice (true story) about her 85-year old mother who was hospitalized, then went to a rehab facility, and then had the decision between moving back home or to an... Read More »
  • Genesis to be Delisted After Welltower Split

    When Genesis HealthCare announced last year that it may not make it in the following 12 months, you knew something had to be done. And then at the beginning of this year when its longstanding CEO, George Hager, departed, you knew that replacing one person with another was just not going to cut it. But perhaps it enabled the Board to... Read More »
  • SLIB Starts March With Six Closings

    What a month it has been for Senior Living Investment Brokerage, and it’s only been a few days. After a stellar start to February when the firm announced five transactions comprising eight seniors housing properties across the country, SLIB brokers announced six closings on the first two days of March. Four deals closed in the Southeast,... Read More »
  • A Holiday with Atria

    Last week, as part of its earnings release, New Senior Investment Group announced that Atria Senior Living would be taking over management of 21 independent living communities managed by Holiday Retirement Corporation. From a diversification perspective, this makes great sense for New Senior because Holiday had been... Read More »
  • Housing & Healthcare Finance Announces HUD Activity

    Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance) closed over $83 million in HUD loans during the month of February. The firm kicked off its activity with a $24 million loan for a large 280-bed skilled nursing facility in New Jersey. That was followed by two more HUD loans totaling $46 million closed for SNFs in Maryland and Illinois. Finally, HHC... Read More »
Capitol Seniors Housing Flips Ann Arbor Assisted Living Community

Capitol Seniors Housing Flips Ann Arbor Assisted Living Community

It’s only been two years since Capitol Seniors Housing acquired a 75-unit assisted living/memory care community in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but the time has come to sell. Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner, Sam Dylag and Chris Remeika of Cushman & Wakefield found a buyer in Kayne Anderson Real Estate, with Provision Living staying on as the operator. No purchase price was disclosed. Originally built in 2000, the community features 63 assisted living and 12 memory care units. When CSH purchased the community from Provision Living in January 2017, they committed to investing in resident care technology, additional common areas and unit renovations. Those projects also eventually included a brand-new... Read More »
NHI Acquires Discovery Senior Living Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

NHI Acquires Discovery Senior Living Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

National Health Investors, Inc. entered into a joint venture with Discovery Senior Living to acquire six senior living communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana from affiliates of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors. The venture, of which NHI is a 97.5% owner, spent close to $126.850 million, or about $212,800 per unit, on the portfolio that totaled 145 independent living, 356 assisted living and 95 memory care units. Discovery, the existing operator, leased the portfolio under a 10-year agreement, with a 6.5% initial annual cash yield, a CPI-based escalator with a 2% floor and 3% cap beginning in year-two, and two five-year extension options. In addition to the base purchase... Read More »
Kayne Anderson Closes on Three California Communities

Kayne Anderson Closes on Three California Communities

Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors has joint ventured with Watermark Retirement Communities to add three more California senior living communities to its portfolio thanks to financing provided by SunTrust Bank. Two of the communities were located in the Los Angeles market (in Whittier and Riverside). Averaging about 20 years in age, they had previously been owned by Bridge Investment Group, and Watermark will take over operations. Meanwhile, the third property was up north in the Oakland MSA town of Emeryville. It was previously owned by Welltower and managed by Watermark, which will stay on as operator. To fund the acquisition, SunTrust Bank provided $69.5 million in financing. Following... Read More »
Private Equity Firms Trade New Jersey Assisted Living Community

Private Equity Firms Trade New Jersey Assisted Living Community

Ownership of a luxury senior living community in Marlboro, New Jersey flipped from one private equity firm to another. Developed by Capitol Seniors Housing and joint venture partners Formation Development Group and Shelbourne Capital several years ago, the 79-unit community features both assisted living and memory care services under the operation of Chelsea Senior Living. Already located in an affluent area of the county, the community is also near shopping and a number of amenities. Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors stepped in as its buyer, retaining Chelsea Senior Living as the operator as well. Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner and Sam Dylag of Cushman & Wakefield handled the... Read More »
BMO’s Busy Summer

BMO’s Busy Summer

Shunning any summer doldrums, BMO Harris Bank’s Healthcare Real Estate Finance group announced two loan closings in the last week, on the back of a $200 million facility it closed on behalf of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors and Watermark Retirement Communities earlier this month. First, in Hugo, Minnesota, the group acted as sole lender in arranging an $18 million term loan to refinance a 100-unit senior living community. Keystone Senior, LLC, an owner/operator of communities across seven states, was the borrower. The group then worked on behalf of TH Real Estate (an affiliate of Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA) and LCS to fund their acquisition of a large CCRC in Evans,... Read More »