• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Capital Senior Ventures Acquires Final Kindred Skilled Nursing Facility

Capital Senior Ventures Acquires Final Kindred Skilled Nursing Facility

Capital Senior Ventures made a bet on the Las Vegas skilled nursing market, acquiring a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility in the city for an undisclosed price. Built in 2015, the facility is the last SNF owned by Kindred Healthcare. It consists of 160 beds, including 118 private and 21 semiprivate rooms. In addition to there being private showers in all patient bathrooms, there were some units with bariatric lifts as well. Other amenities include multiple dining areas, a movie theater, four therapy gyms, outdoor courtyards and a transitional home therapy suite. Sounds like a Marriott we would want to move into. Plus, the facility is ideally located next to Spring Valley Medical... Read More »
Senior Care Stocks Swoon….Again

Senior Care Stocks Swoon….Again

The 2017 Trump rally has left senior care and healthcare REIT stocks behind. It looks like the so-called Trump stock market rally is continuing into 2018. Weirdly, several senior care stocks shot up in the first day of trading yesterday. Where were investors last year? Unfortunately, 2017 was about as bad as it gets for our sector. Only one company posted an increase in price, and that was Kindred Healthcare, which is actually exiting our sector with its last sales of its SNFs. So, everyone else declined, and almost all of them by double digits, in a year when the rest of the market posted extraordinary returns. The NASDAQ Composite was up 28.2%, the Dow was up 25.1% and the S&P 500... Read More »
Senior Care Stocks Swoon….Again

Kindred Healthcare Sold and Dismembered

The Carlyle Group, TPG and Humana are buying Kindred Healthcare and splitting the company apart. I know I am supposed to be full of holiday cheer this time of year, but yesterday’s official announcement that Kindred Healthcare will be sold to Humana, TPG and The Carlyle Group, and dismembered for just $9 per share, well, that has just made me a little down. Why? Because I was an early believer in Kindred’s goal to be the post-acute provider of choice, with its home health and hospice, skilled nursing, LTAC and rehab businesses, all in about 17 concentrated locations. There was no other company quite like it, anywhere, and they were way ahead of the curve. Perhaps too far ahead, and that... Read More »

CareTrust REIT Keeps It Up

CareTrust REIT is heading closer and closer to the 200-facility mark, currently sitting at 181 properties in 23 states, as it continues to purchase senior care facilities across the country. Just last month, the REIT bought 13 skilled nursing facilities in Washington, Texas and Idaho, all formerly operated by affiliates of Kindred Healthcare. Now, CareTrust has added three more Kindred facilities in Washington State to its growing portfolio. Located in Arden, Lakewood and Vancouver, the facilities total 268 beds. CareTrust added them to its existing master lease with affiliates of Five Oaks Healthcare, which has a remaining initial term of about 13 years, two five-year renewal options and... Read More »

KeyBank, Kindred and BlueMountain

BlueMountain Capital Management has been steadily working to close its large acquisition of 96 skilled nursing facilities from Kindred Healthcare (a deal valued at approximately $700 million). For its latest tranche of closings, the firm received $128 million in acquisition financing originated by Grant Saunders and Peter Trazzera of KeyBank Real Estate Capital’s Healthcare Mortgage Group. The term loan funded the purchase of 13 facilities including nine in California, three in Massachusetts (that are nearing approval) and one in Nashua, New Hampshire. Of the California facilities, five are located in San Francisco, plus one each in Salinas, Stockton, Walnut Creek and Livermore. This marks... Read More »