Public Companies Trade Assisted Living Portfolio

National Health Investors purchased from LTC Properties a portfolio of four assisted living communities and an AL/memory care community in Pennsylvania and Ohio for $67.5 million, or $210,900 per unit. Known as the Sunrise Portfolio, these communities will now be operated by Bickford Senior Living at an initial rate of 6.85% with annual fixed escalators […]

LTC Properties, Affinity Living Group & Sunwest Management

The story of Sunwest Management keeps creeping up in the news, although not in a bad way this time, as a former Sunwest assisted living/memory care community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, just sold to a joint venture between LTC Properties and Affinity Living Group. Originally built by the former Manorhouse Retirement Communities in 1999, the […]

Legacy Tenant Capital Structures Create REIT Turmoil

It all started when HCP, Inc. completed a series of rent negotiations with HCR ManorCare, but to no avail. It just wasn’t enough for a long-term solution, and they ended up spinning the HCRMC portfolio into a new entity (Quality Care Properties) that was supposed to be a REIT but may end up not being […]

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REITs Having Trouble With Seniors Housing

We have heard more about REITs and their skilled nursing troubles, but LTC Properties‘ announcement a month ago has been followed by a much larger seniors housing problem at Ventas. At first, everyone thought it was the skilled nursing sector that was going to give the healthcare REITs heartburn. After all, that was the sector […]

LTC Properties Deals With A Problem

By now, most everyone has heard of the problems LTC Properties has had with one of its tenants, Anthem Memory Care. The REIT has a master lease covering 11 Anthem memory care properties located in California, Illinois, Colorado and Kansas. Stand-alone memory care communities, at least those developed recently, have come under some fire as […]

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 […]

Memory Care: Buy or Build?

Investors in seniors housing have been flocking to the memory care market, as the sector has experienced unprecedented growth since the Great Recession. They are attracted to its need-based demand, higher rents, private payors and apparent dearth in supply in a number of markets (though given the amount of construction in the last few years […]

LTC Expands with Thrive

LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) expanded its relationship with Thrive Senior Living, acquiring and then leasing another property to the Atlanta-based operator for $14.3 million, or $204,286 per unit. Receiving its Certificate of Occupancy in May 2016, the community in Athens, Georgia was actually developed by a joint venture between Thrive, Paragon Real Estate and Summit […]

Changes at the top

There has been a lot of mobility in the seniors housing C-suite lately (Kai Hsiao stepping down as CEO of Holiday Retirement earlier this year, Doug Korey heading over to LTC Properties, the recent Brookdale Senior Living shuffle, etc…), and yet another job change was announced at the end of March. HCP’s Chief Financial Officer, […]

Big bucks back for SNFs

After a month during which we saw no publicly announced skilled nursing acquisition valued higher than $63,000 per bed (well below the average price of $79,900 per bed in the 12 months ending September 30, 2015), here comes two announced in quick succession early this month valued over $100,000 per bed. First, California-based REIT, LTC […]