• 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 »
Cushman & Wakefield Recapitalizes New England Seniors Housing Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield Recapitalizes New England Seniors Housing Portfolio

Cushman & Wakefield served as the exclusive advisor to a joint venture between LCB Senior Living and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in their recapitalization of four New England seniors housing communities. LCB had already been operating three of the properties in Massachusetts (Ipswich) and Connecticut (South Windsor and Avon) since their construction in 2014 and 2015. But the fourth property (in Lincoln, Rhode Island) was built in 2009 and acquired by LCB and Prudential Real Estate Investors in 2013 for $11 million, or $183,300 per unit. The communities market to independent living residents and allow for transitions to higher care levels including assisted living and memory... Read More »
LCB Senior Living Leaves New England For First Time

LCB Senior Living Leaves New England For First Time

LCB Senior Living is venturing outside of New England for the first time with the help of a construction loan arranged by Cushman & Wakefield. The property in question, located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia/Wilmington MSA), will have 84 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care services, and will be the Massachusetts-based operator’s 15th seniors housing development and the first south of Connecticut. LCB, and its institutional joint venture partner, expects to complete the project in the second quarter of 2019. To finance the project, Rick Swartz, Jay Wagner, Aaron Rosenzweig, Jim Dooley and Caryn Donahue of Cushman & Wakefield arranged a $20.5... Read More »

Maplewood Grows Its Fairfield County Portfolio

A few weeks ago, we wrote of LCB Senior Living’s latest investments in the high-income Fairfield County, Connecticut, with developments going up in Stamford and Darien. We have wondered whether the demand is there for those projects, and others that have finished in recent years. We know that some of them are operating very well, with full occupancy at $10,000+ per month rents. But now Maplewood Senior Living, headquartered in nearby Westport and already established in the area with five communities in the county, just closed on a 27-acre site in Southport where it plans to build a 98-unit assisted living/memory care community. Construction is expected to begin this summer and will include... Read More »

LCB Senior Living Brings Its Luxury Brand to Fairfield County

LCB Senior Living has already established itself as a luxury provider of assisted living/memory care services in New England, with 11 communities in Massachusetts, three in Vermont, two each in Connecticut and New Hampshire, and one in Rhode Island. The developer also has two construction projects in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire. But now, LCB is taking its luxury brand to the high-income and high-cost Fairfield County for the first time, with two developments in Stamford and Darien, Connecticut (both about 45 miles from New York City). In June 2016, LCB purchased a one-acre parcel near downtown Stamford and is currently building a seven-story, 104-unit assisted living/memory care... Read More »
What Are the Memory Care Investors Saying?

What Are the Memory Care Investors Saying?

On March 9th, we hosted a webinar entitled “Building or Buying Memory Care,” with moderator Steve Monroe and panelists Clint Malin of LTC Properties, Mark Myers of Marcus & Millichap, Michael Stoller of LCB Senior Living and Matthew Turner of MorningStar Senior Living. The panelists covered a range of topics (you can listen to the discussion here) including the risks of overbuilding, effectiveness of memory care conversions and fill-up risk, among others. But our audience also chimed in, answering three poll questions throughout the webinar. First, when asked if they would build stand-alone MC, assisted living with MC or stand-alone AL, 60% preferred the mix, 32% would build... Read More »