• Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
  • Looking for Answers in the Lending Market: A Q&A with Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors

    To get a sense of what is going on in the capital markets in this immediate post-COVID-19 world, we turned to Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors for his own thoughts.   How has the lending environment changed from the beginning of the second quarter to now?  Overall, there is less debt capital available than there was prior to the COVID-19 crisis. ... Read More »
Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values

Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values

It’s amazing the difference that one deal can make. We are talking about Welltower’s $1.76 billion sale of its entire Benchmark Senior Living portfolio to KKR and its impact on the average private per assisted living unit sold in the most recent four quarters. That sale, which came in at $425,400 per unit across the 48 properties, pushed the sector’s weighted average up to $252,900 per unit, a 23% increase from the most recent four-quarter period ($205,900 per unit) and 36% from calendar year 2018 ($186,400 per unit), according to The Seniors Housing Acquisition & Investment Report. We should note that this average is likely to change as more deals from 2019 float to the surface, and... Read More »
Deals Down So Far in 2017

Deals Down So Far in 2017

Long-term care has experienced a dip in M&A, but after nearly three straight years of 80+ transactions per quarter (starting in Q3:2014 with 83), with a couple exceptions, it is about time the M&A juggernaut slows down a bit. The first quarter’s volume fell to 76 deals, down from 93 in the previous quarter and from 84 in the year-ago quarter. And as of May 23, 2017, deal volume has so far not kept pace compared with the same period in 2016 with just 118 long-term care transactions recorded compared with 145 in 2016, a 19% difference. However, spending has nearly doubled (to $7.52 billion so far in 2017 from $4.37 billion in 2016), thanks to a few large deals that were announced in... Read More »

Sentio Healthcare Properties Agrees To Sell

In breaking news, Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement to buy Sentio Healthcare Properties, which is partly owned by KKR (NYSE: KKR), in a transaction valued at $825 million.  Kayne is paying $14.37 per Sentio share in cash about 11.5 million shares) with some upward adjustments that will most likely take the price to $14.65, with the deal expected to close in the third quarter. Sentio is a public, non-traded REIT that owns a mix of seniors housing properties and MOBs. Citigroup Global Markets and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (nice month they are having) were the financial advisors to Kayne, and Robert A. Stanger & Co. and UBS... Read More »

Decker joins Board of Directors

Brookdale Senior Living announced that its Board of Directors appointed Daniel Decker as a Class I director and as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective October 1. Mr. Decker previously served on the boards of several REITs and other seniors housing companies, including Omega Healthcare Investors, Sentio Healthcare Properties, Health Care REIT (now Welltower) and Forum Group. Recently, he joined with KKR and Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company to acquire the operations of Sunrise Senior Living in 2013. Mr. Decker will succeed Jeffrey Leeds in his position as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Read More »