• 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 »
BMO Harris Bank Closes Credit Facilities

BMO Harris Bank Closes Credit Facilities

BMO Harris Bank’s Healthcare Real Estate Finance group has been busy lately closing credit facilities for senior living clients. The first transaction saw the bank close a $59.4 million facility for LCS’ acquisition of The Clare CCRC in downtown Chicago, Illinois. We profiled the sale in this month’s edition of The SeniorCare Investor, and subscribers can read the story here. Then, BMO provided a syndicated $75 million senior credit facility for Largo Land Development, LLC and Watermark Retirement Communities to develop a 219-bed independent living/assisted living/memory care community and a 64-unit active adult community in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Washington, D.C. MSA). BMO partnered... Read More »
CCRCs Are Not Dead, and Happy New Year

CCRCs Are Not Dead, and Happy New Year

Two recent CCRC sales prove the point that this market can thrive. You know one of my favorite refrains by now. CCRCs are not dead. And two recent transactions prove my point. At the end of December, David Reis and his Senior Care Development, together with their equity partner Fundamental Advisors, closed on the sale of The Clare in downtown Chicago. This 338 unit/bed CCRC opened during the Great Recession and was forced to sell for 20 cents on the dollar with occupancy at 34%. Today, occupancy is at 98%, average entrance fees are back to $740,000, and they just sold it to LCS for about $320,000 per unit/bed. Talk about a great return on investment. LCS had been a minority investor and... Read More »
CCRCs Are Not Dead, and Happy New Year

The IL and CCRC Markets Rule

After suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Independent Living and CCRC property values and occupancy levels have outperformed the rest of the market. Come and learn why and what may happen in the next recession. Sponsored by The Senior Care Acquisition Reports   We are 10 years into the recovery from the Great Recession, which had an outsized impact on the independent living and CCRC market because they are not need driven. Today, occupancy levels are higher than for assisted living and much higher than skilled nursing. Yet many investors, lenders and developers still shy away from these property types. Are they missing something? Next Thursday, November 14, we will be... Read More »
HCP, or Healthpeak Properties, Continues Brookdale Restructure

HCP, or Healthpeak Properties, Continues Brookdale Restructure

As if a new name wasn’t enough news. First, along with its third quarter earnings results, HCP, Inc. announced that it is changing its name to Healthpeak Properties, Inc. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the new name and ticker symbol “PEAK” on November 5. But then, the REIT announced a couple of large transactions, including the sale of a 46.5% interest in a portfolio of 19 Brookdale Senior Living-operated properties, an amended acquisition of 13 CCRCs from Brookdale and the divestment of the remaining interest in its United Kingdom holdings. Exits from the U.K. are all the rage these days. Starting with the Brookdale sale, HCP, sorry, Healthpeak agreed to form a new... Read More »
Blue Moon/LCS Refinances Texas Development

Blue Moon/LCS Refinances Texas Development

Three and a half years after entering into a joint venture to develop a 207-unit senior living community in Katy, Texas, Blue Moon Capital Partners and LCS have turned to CBRE to refinance the property. Situated on 10.35 acres, the community was developed using the Blue Moon Senior Housing I LP Fund, a $250 million fund for which Blue Moon secured a $175 million capital commitment from Hawkeye Partners, LP in December 2014. Now, the fund is fully invested in 12 assets totaling 1,824 units in nine states. Featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care units, the project also represented the first between Blue Moon and LCS, which took over as manager of the property under its... Read More »