• Federal Oversight Coming To Assisted Living?

    Congressional report on assisted living and COVID-19 looks more like a hatchet job than really trying to help. Senators Warren and Markey’s report is in, and try counting how many times the word “federal” was used, as in there are no “federal” reporting requirements, data should be regularly reported to the “federal” government, assisted living... Read More »
  • Capital Funding Group Reports Impressive First Half of 2020

    We’re not sure how, but Capital Funding Group announced a record-setting first half of 2020 with more than $600 million in financings closed for skilled nursing and assisted living clients. We’re sure that not only made those at Capital Funding Group happy, but also their clients, who were able to access capital during the liquidity crunch at the... Read More »
  • Joint Venture Acquires Two Development Sites

    With an eye to the future, ZOM Senior Living and Watermark Retirement Communities bought two parcels of land in southeast Florida to develop a couple of seniors housing communities. Development has certainly slowed for a variety of reasons, like state and local orders, lack of financing or an abundance of caution from... Read More »
  • Watercrest Breaks Ground On South Carolina Senior Living Community

    Watercrest Senior Living Group broke ground on another senior living community just a couple of months after starting work on a 98-unit senior living community in Macon, Georgia. This most recent project is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and also comprises 76 units of assisted living and 22 units of memory care. There will be amenities... Read More »
  • Cambridge Realty Capital Closes HUD Deal

    The HUD pipeline is still flowing these days, and Cambridge Realty Capital Companies announced a loan closing for a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in northeast Texas in the city of Longview. Built in the 1980s but well maintained, this facility has so far been spared from COVID-19. The New York-based owner decided to refinance and, with the... 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 »
Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High

On the heels of paying more than $500,000 per unit for an 85-unit assisted living and memory care community in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors purchased another community from the same seller, Confluent Senior Living, this time in Fort Collins.   Given that this one opened its doors 30 months ago, we assume it went for a similar price even though the markets are different. A little smaller at 79 assisted living and memory care units, the seller’s operating partner, MorningStar Senior Living, will continue to operate it for Kayne Anderson. Confluent and MorningStar have completed seven previous projects together, in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and New... Read More »