Ventas Doubles Down on Canadian Seniors Housing Market

Ventas Doubles Down on Canadian Seniors Housing Market

The Big-3 REITs are back as buyers, with Ventas making the biggest splash of them all by acquiring 31 senior living communities in Quebec for approximately C$2.4 billion, or US$1.8 billion. Made in an 85/15% partnership with the in-place operator, Le Groupe Maurice, the acquisition is expected to generate compound annual NOI growth of 4% over the next five years. The stabilized portfolio, consisting of 28 communities located in core urban markets, has 7,885 units, an occupancy of 97%, an average age of seven years and more than C$2,600 in monthly revenue per-occupied unit. It certainly helps that the penetration rate for seniors housing in Quebec is twice that of the rest of Canada at 18%.... Read More »