• Southern California CCRC Refinances and Expands with Truist Financing

    To support the refinance and expansion of a not-for-profit CCRC in southern California, Truist Financial Corporation announced that it served as the sole lender of a $42.4 million loan. Originally developed in 1947, the community has grown on its 50-acre campus in La Verne, California to include 226 independent living units, 48 assisted living... Read More »
  • Blueprint Sells Oregon Community

    A memory care community in Coos Bay, Oregon may have closed a couple of years ago, but a new owner recently took over the building thanks to Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. Built in 1998, this 55-unit memory care community is located in Coos Bay on the central Oregon coast. Its previous owner originally... Read More »
  • New Jersey SNF Gets HUD Refinance

    Cambridge Realty Capital Companies secured a HUD refinance for a 102-bed skilled nursing facility in Madison, New Jersey. Previously owned by Extended Care Clinical, the facility last sold in 2016 for $8.3 million, or $81,400 per bed, to a family owner/operator.   Built in 1947 with 102 beds in two stories, the facility provides both short- and... Read More »
  • Home Health Care & Hospice Sees Busy M&A Week

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms.  Jet... Read More »
  • Many Impacts of COVID, But “Stupidity” Factor May Grow

    The views on where we are in this pandemic are bifurcating, just like in the acquisition market, but we are also dealing with the “stupidity” factor. Just like in the acquisition market, where values and cap rates have been bifurcating between the top “A” properties and the rest of the market, so are opinions as to the current state... Read More »
NHI Finances CCRC Expansion Project in Phoenix

NHI Finances CCRC Expansion Project in Phoenix

The Phoenix, Arizona market has been a hotbed of senior living construction activity thanks to its rapidly growing retiree population, and a large CCRC catering to high-income residents is looking to capture part of that growth with an independent living expansion. Sagewood already has 316 independent living units, 44 assisted living units, 28 memory care units and 78 skilled nursing beds. Demand for independent living was strong (with the IL units fully occupied in 2018), so ownership decided to build a Phase II, which included 101 more units. It was clearly the right decision, as 96% of the new IL units are already presold, with entrance fees projected to average $700,000. Recently, the... Read More »
Big Rock Partners’ Next Big Project

Big Rock Partners’ Next Big Project

No stranger to big senior living projects, Big Rock Partners (BRP) announced it will be building its second senior living community in Palm Beach County, Florida, at an estimated cost of $150 million, or over $530,000 per unit. BRP kicked it off with the $9 million acquisition of a 15-acre site in Delray Beach, where it will build 185 independent living, 50 assisted living and 44 memory care units. LCS will operate the community upon completion in 2021. Trez Forman Capital financed the land acquisition, and Al Rex of Walker & Dunlop is the project’s financing advisor. Last year, BRP opened a 320-unit community in Lake Worth at a cost of $106 million, which means the company’s total... Read More »
BMO Secures Two Acquisition Financings

BMO Secures Two Acquisition Financings

As joint venture partners TH Real Estate (an affiliate of Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA) and LCS continue their acquisition activity, BMO Harris Bank’s Healthcare Real Estate Finance group got in on the action and arranged acquisition financing for two of the deals. First, the firm acted as sole lender for a $14.4 million term facility for a CCRC in Palm City, Florida with 225 independent living units, 20 assisted living units and 36 skilled nursing beds. They again acted as sold lender for another $12.3 million term facility arranged for a CCRC in Essex, Connecticut with 189 independent living units (including 13 cottages) and 45 skilled nursing beds. Read More »
CBRE Adds Another Bridge Lending Option

CBRE Adds Another Bridge Lending Option

Bridge loans are the hottest lending product for seniors housing and care right now (we’re actually hosting a webinar on that very subject next month), and CBRE Capital Markets is expanding its presence in that market with a large new vehicle aimed at providing more flexible short-term loans to seniors housing and multifamily borrowers. The program is called MF1 Capital, LLC and was structured as a mortgage REIT focused on providing equity to multifamily (about 75% of its business) and seniors housing (the remaining 25%) owners. CBRE’s strategic partners on the vehicle include multifamily real estate investment management firms Limekiln Real Estate and Berkshire Group. What sets this... Read More »
CBRE’s Late-Summer Surge

CBRE’s Late-Summer Surge

CBRE’s Aron Will has been on a roll lately, having just closed his fifth transaction in under a month. The latest helped fund the acquisition of four seniors housing communities in the Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana MSAs. They actually represent the stabilized properties within a seven-property portfolio acquisition (totaling 688 units) that CBRE also provided financing for. Totaling 360 units, of which 278 are dedicated to assisted living and the remainder to memory care, the stabilized portfolio has been third-party managed by LCS since 2015 and will continue to be. The buyer, a joint venture between LCS and TH Real Estate, the real estate private equity affiliate of... Read More »