• 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 »
The Market of Lafayette

The Market of Lafayette

In the heart of Cajun country, Cushman & Wakefield’s Robert Black and Sean McNee facilitated the sale of two seniors housing communities on behalf of the local owner and operator. Both located less than a mile apart in Lafayette, Louisiana, the all-private pay properties included a 70-unit independent/assisted living community that was built in 1997 and a just-opened 37-unit memory care community. The buyer, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV will bring on Colonial Oaks Senior Living to operate the communities under a 15-year absolute net lease with two 10-year renewal options and annual rent escalators of 6.3% after year one and 2.5% thereafter. Griffin-American financed the... Read More »

2016 HUD Rankings

We reported a few weeks ago that Lancaster Pollard was the most active HUD 232 LEAN lender with 60 transactions with a total value of $554.4 million, but KeyBank was close behind at 54 loans worth $521.8 million. In third place was Housing & Healthcare Finance with 28 deals and $355.9 million. HHC also closed the largest loan of the fiscal year, an $80.7 million loan on a 520-bed skilled nursing facility in New York. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage came next with 26 deals worth $180.5 million and Capital Funding followed them with 21 financings worth $261.0 million, including the second-largest closing of the year: a $43.4 million loan for a 314-bed skilled nursing facility in New York.... Read More »

KeyBank does double-duty

John Randolph and Charlie Shoop of KeyBank’s Healthcare Mortgage Group recently arranged $47.7 million of permanent financing, which included a $28.5 million HUD loan and a $9.2 million Fannie Mae loan, to refinance a portfolio of six assisted living communities. The HUD loan featured a low fixed rate for 35 years, while the Fannie Mae loan was originated and closed within 50 days. The portfolio includes 319 units and is entirely located in North Carolina. With the funds, the borrower, Ridge Care Inc., improves its cash flow flexibility and will be able to both make capital improvements and grow its portfolio. Back in March 2015, Ridge Care also received a $59.8 million credit facility... Read More »

Upper East Side SNF sells big

It’s not often you see a skilled nursing facility sell for north of $200,000 per bed. But not all facilities are located in the heart of the highly desirable, high-income Upper East Side in New York. Well, a group of private investors, known as 79th Street Acquisition Group LLC on city records, and Cassena Care, which operates seven SNFs in New York City and Connecticut, purchased a 499-bed SNF for $105.5 million, or $211,400 per bed. The 170,000-square foot facility sold for approximately $621 per square foot, and with its tremendous location, is seen as a potential development site. Built in 1967, the facility had been operated by Marilyn Lichtman since its opening, including when she... Read More »

KeyBank provides $635 million Fannie Mae credit facility

KeyBank provoked some conversation at the recent NIC Conference after announcing that it would provide a $635.6 million Fannie Mae credit facility to subsidiaries of Senior Housing Realty Trust, a Maryland-based REIT owned by an affiliate of Senior Resource Group and its institutional partners. The facility came with a 10-year term (with 10 years of interest only) and a fixed rate, plus the option for releases, additions, substitutions and the capacity to expand with additional fixed or floating debt. KeyBank will also be able to provide flexible financing solutions ranging from balance sheet to permanent mortgage loans. The 12 properties that are being refinanced with this facility are... Read More »