• 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 »
HUD Lean Volume Hits an All-Time High

HUD Lean Volume Hits an All-Time High

The HUD LEAN program had quite a fiscal year 2019, topping $3.7 billion in transaction volume across 288 transactions. The transaction number may be 1% down from the 292 closings in FY2018, but the dollar volume is up 3.6% to reach a record high for the program. HUD used to be the “lender of last resort,” but given the attractiveness of the debt (where else can you get a sub-3% rate for a 30+ year term?), it’s no wonder the program is growing like gangbusters. ORIX Real Estate Capital/Lancaster Pollard put their combined resources to work this year, closing an impressive $903.8 million in HUD closings, with 78 total transactions. That kind of dollar volume hasn’t been seen before, even... Read More »
There’s a New Investor in the Skilled Nursing Market

There’s a New Investor in the Skilled Nursing Market

Northwind Group, a Manhattan-based real estate owner/operator, entered the skilled nursing market in a major way, announcing its $182.5 million acquisition of eight skilled nursing and assisted living properties from a large institutional seller. All of the facilities, which include seven skilled nursing facilities (with 1,037 beds) and one 110-unit assisted living community in Ohio and northern Kentucky, are operated by Ohio-based Carespring Health Care under a new long-term triple-net lease. Occupancy averaged 92% across the portfolio, and revenues topped $100 million. To help fund the deal, KeyBank underwrote and closed a $132.7 million loan, in a transaction led by Henry Alonso and... Read More »
Another Missouri Purchase For Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV

Another Missouri Purchase For Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV returned to Missouri yet again to acquire an assisted living community in the St. Louis suburb of Warrenton. The single-asset transaction follows two portfolio deals for the REIT in the Show Me State, which included eight skilled nursing facilities bought for $88.2 million and two skilled nursing facilities that were a part of a 24-property (the rest located in Illinois) acquisition for a combined $78.5 million. G-A IV acquired the Warrenton property in a RIDEA structure with the incoming operator, Meridian Senior Living, and will own 98% of the JV. Built in 2000, the 53-unit community was 91% occupied, with a 100% private pay census, and in the past... Read More »

2017 HUD LEAN Rankings Are In

Total HUD LEAN loan volume hasn’t yet reached the heights of its FY2014, when the program closed over $4.2 billion in loans in 484 transactions, but it is getting there. In its FY2017, lenders closed just over $3.4 billion in 310 deals, up 20% from FY2016’s $2.84 billion volume (in 287 deals) and up 26% from FY2015’s $2.7 billion (in 291 deals). A total of 33 lenders closed at least one transaction, with Lancaster Pollard topping the list with 79 transactions. KeyBank came in second, with 33 loans, and Capital Funding was not far behind, closing 28 transactions. Housing & Healthcare Finance and First American Capital Group tied for fourth, each with 18 loans closed. Lancaster Pollard... Read More »

High price for the Upper West Side

Seniors housing deals valued above $500,000 per unit are rare. In fact, in our M&A database dating back to 1993, only nine have been announced in the U.S. (all since 2015). And up until this month, we only had one domestic deal above $600,000 per unit, which was Health Care REIT’s acquisition of three senior living communities in the Boston area for $150 million, or $652,174 unit. Now, a single 239-unit independent living building in New York City’s Upper West Side is selling for approximately $150 million, and surpassing $625,000 per unit. The Esplanade had been owned by the Scharf family, an owner/operator of senior living communities in the New York City MSA, since they bought it... Read More »