• Senior Care Leading Indicators

    There has not been a lot of good news, but given some leading indicators, the next development boom may be a bit further out than we had expected four months ago. Our focus for the past 12 months has been on the coronavirus pandemic and what it has done to seniors housing and care occupancy rates. We are also on record as stating that getting... Read More »
  • Walker & Dunlop Announces Georgia Portfolio Sale

    The Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales team including Joshua Jandris, Mark Myers, Brett Gardner and Jordyn Berger has closed the sale of an independent living portfolio in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. Not only that, but Russ Dey of Walker & Dunlop secured acquisition financing through Freddie Mac on three of the properties.   More... Read More »
  • CIBC Bank USA Refinances Two Tennessee SNFs

    Two skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee recently refinanced their debt with the help of CIBC Bank USA. Totaling 340 licensed beds with an effective age of 20 years, the facilities have been run by a local operator for a number of years. Under that management, effective occupancy has been in the 70% range, with EBITDAR margins in the... Read More »
  • Tryko Partners Developing Pittsburgh Seniors Housing

    Selected by The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to redevelop a former school in the city to serve the needs of both low-income and middle-income seniors, Tryko Partners just obtained a gap financing commitment from the Pittsburgh Housing Authority to help fund the project.   Formerly the Fairywood School in the city’s west... Read More »
  • LTC Properties Transitioning Senior Lifestyle Corp.

    LTC Properties reported fourth quarter and full year earnings late last week, and while there is some uncertainty, management appears to have a good handle on how they are dealing with it. This is especially true with the 23 communities leased to Senior Lifestyle Corporation (SLC), which we will get to below.   One... 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 »