• 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 »
Lancaster Pollard Arranges Two Western Financings

Lancaster Pollard Arranges Two Western Financings

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company arranged Fannie Mae financing for a couple of clients, totaling nearly $56 million. Ross Holland, Doug Harper and Casey Moore led the larger transaction, closed on behalf of The Ridge Senior Living to refinance two of its communities in Salt Lake City and Holladay, Utah. The $49.1 million in financing also provided cash out for The Ridge. Then, in Vacaville, California, Messrs. Harper and Moore were joined by Grant Goodman to arrange a $7.85 million loan for a brand-new, 50-unit memory care community owned by Vaca Valley Living. The transaction included an interest-only feature and recapitalized existing debt, in addition to providing equity out for the... Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Arranges Fannie Mae Financing

Lancaster Pollard Arranges Fannie Mae Financing

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company, a division of ORIX Real Estate Capital, worked on behalf of a long-time client of theirs to refinance two senior living properties in Michigan. The borrower, The Brook Retirement Communities, obtained a $16 million loan through Fannie Mae’s Seniors Housing program, which provided a 12-year term, a low fixed interest rate and cash-out proceeds. Both of the communities being refinanced feature 62 units of independent living and assisted living. Brad Competty, Brendan Healy and Doug Harper led the transactions for Lancaster Pollard. Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Secures Two Permanent Refinances

Lancaster Pollard Secures Two Permanent Refinances

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company closed two agency refinances of newly built senior care properties, retiring existing construction debt in both transactions. The first was arranged for a 106-bed skilled nursing facility in Warner Robins, Georgia that was built in 2015 and operated by Health Management, a middle-Georgia operating group. LP’s Conner Girdley arranged the $9.4 million loan through HUD. Then, in Cypress, Texas, Scott Blount, Doug Harper and Casey Moore led the way on a $14.6 million Fannie Mae refinance on behalf of a senior living community owned by Avanti Senior Living and Iron Point Partners. Also built in 2015 at a cost of $15 million, the property consists of 50... Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Keeps the HUD Closings Coming

Lancaster Pollard Keeps the HUD Closings Coming

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company just closed its 16th HUD financing since the government shutdown ended in January. They clearly did their leg work during the shutdown, as in the first three weeks following it, 16 of the 25 FHA 232 commitments issued by HUD went to Lancaster Pollard, for a total of $224 million in closings. The latest transaction featured a $17.3 million loan closed on behalf of Tryko Partners for its 171-bed skilled nursing facility in Brick, New Jersey. Over four years ago, Tryko had acquired the facility from Florida-based New Vision for $10 million, or under $60,000 per bed. At the time, it featured 148 skilled nursing beds and 23 assisted living units and operated... Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Shows Off Its Variety

Lancaster Pollard Shows Off Its Variety

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company is keeping busy, having announced two transactions for senior care assets in the Midwest. First, Brad Competty, Casey Moore and Doug Harper closed a $42 million Fannie Mae loan with a 12-year term and fixed interest rate for a CCRC client. Mr. Competty and Brendan Healy followed that up with a HUD refinance for two senior care properties in Detroit, Michigan. Owned by Riverview Health, the properties getting refinanced include a 176-bed skilled nursing facility and a 196-bed SNF. Riverview was also reimbursed for prior capital expenditures and replacement reserves. Finally, Lancaster Pollard arranged a bridge loan to fund the acquisition of a 125-bed... Read More »