• 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 »
Omega Healthcare Investors Snags Small REIT

Omega Healthcare Investors Snags Small REIT

Omega agrees to buy MedEquities Realty Trust in a cash and stock deal worth $632 million plus assumed debt. I hope everyone had a good break these past few days. Everyone, that is, except the folks at Omega Healthcare Investors and MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT). Omega announced today that it is buying MedEquities in a stock and cash transaction valued at about $633 million plus $265 million of net debt. Shareholders are receiving a very healthy 50% premium. MRT owns 34 facilities in seven states with 2,755 beds run by 10 different operators. About 75% of the beds are skilled nursing with some assisted living, and the remainder is a smattering of LTACs, IRFs, behavioral health and an MOB.... Read More »
Senior Care Stocks Swoon….Again

Senior Care Stocks Swoon….Again

The 2017 Trump rally has left senior care and healthcare REIT stocks behind. It looks like the so-called Trump stock market rally is continuing into 2018. Weirdly, several senior care stocks shot up in the first day of trading yesterday. Where were investors last year? Unfortunately, 2017 was about as bad as it gets for our sector. Only one company posted an increase in price, and that was Kindred Healthcare, which is actually exiting our sector with its last sales of its SNFs. So, everyone else declined, and almost all of them by double digits, in a year when the rest of the market posted extraordinary returns. The NASDAQ Composite was up 28.2%, the Dow was up 25.1% and the S&P 500... Read More »
And the vote is in…

And the vote is in…

On October 13, our editor Steve Monroe moderated a webinar called “Skilled Nursing: Buying, Selling & Valuing,” with panelists Ben Atkins, Chairman of Traditions Senior Management, Charles Bissell, Executive Director of Integra Realty Resources, Ben Firestone, Senior Managing Director & Founding Partner of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, and Stephen Graham, SVP/Director of Post-Acute Acquisition & Development of MedEquities Realty Trust. During the 90 minutes, we posed two poll questions to our listeners and got some interesting results. First, in response to “Should high acuity, subacute SNFs sell with a higher or lower cap rate than more traditional SNFs?,” 55% of... Read More »

A new public REIT

We have a new publicly traded healthcare REIT. MedEquities Realty Trust priced its 19.9 million share IPO at $12.00 per share, which was at the low end of the potential range of $12.00 to $14.00 per share. It opened at a slight discount of $11.50 per share yesterday in a day that the overall market tanked. The company invests in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, LTACs and other healthcare real estate properties. It may be small now, but we are sure it will be out there scouting new acquisitions. The new shareholders are counting on it. FBR, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Raymond James and RBC Capital Markets served as joint book-running managers Read More »