• 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 »
Meridian Capital Group’s Active Spring

Meridian Capital Group’s Active Spring

Meridian Capital Group has hit a rich vein of activity, closing more than $300 million in transaction volume in the last month. The deals were arranged for 26 skilled nursing and assisted living properties across six states, bringing the seniors housing and healthcare team’s year-to-date total to more than $1 billion in financing.  There were a couple of acquisition loans, starting with $44 million arranged for the purchase of two skilled nursing facilities and 272 beds in Maryland. For the same borrower, Meridian also closed a $31 million loan and an $8.25 million A/R line to acquire three additional skilled nursing facilities and 266 beds. One finance company provided both loans, and the... Read More »
Harborview Capital Partners Announced Several Financings

Harborview Capital Partners Announced Several Financings

Harborview Capital Partners announced a series of recent closings for several clients across the country. First, the firm worked with a national lending partner to arrange an $81 million loan to refinance a portfolio of four skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living community in Maryland. The loan featured aggressive LIBOR-based fixed interest rate and a four-year term with limited recourse. It resulted in a cash-out in excess of $20 million for the New Jersey-based owner. Ephraim Kutner, Jonathan Kutner and Eli Kutner originated the transaction.  Then, Harborview arranged for the refinance of two senior care properties in Queens, New York. The 200-bed skilled nursing facility... Read More »
Meridian Capital Group Closes Several Financings and a Sale

Meridian Capital Group Closes Several Financings and a Sale

The team at Meridian Capital Group has been hard at work closing a number of transactions in the last few weeks. They have clearly gained some experience on how to get deals done in this COVID-19 environment, which we recently highlighted in a Q&A with Ari Adlerstein, Ari Dobkin and Josh Simpson.  For a total of 13 skilled nursing facilities in four states, the team closed $165 million in transaction volume since the end of March. The largest financing was a $39 million non-recourse loan, with a 10-year term and aggressive pricing from a commercial bank, to refinance two skilled nursing facilities and 240 total beds in Maryland. The Meridian trio also refinanced five skilled nursing... Read More »
Navigating Today’s Lending and M&A Markets: A Q&A with Meridian Capital Group

Navigating Today’s Lending and M&A Markets: A Q&A with Meridian Capital Group

Seniors housing and care M&A has slowed down considerably, which will not surprise anyone, and an abundance of caution on the buyers’ part has had a lot to do with that. But perhaps more so has been the reaction of the lenders, many of whom have taken a wait-and-see approach before lending millions to support acquisitions, new developments and even refinances.   However, deals are still getting done, with even a mini M&A boom at the end of March into early April, so a number of lenders had to have signed off on those deals fully aware of the economic and practical realities of the current crisis. So how have these lenders adapted to the current environment?... Read More »
Meridian Capital Group’s Impressive March Activity

Meridian Capital Group’s Impressive March Activity

Meridian Capital Group has had a productive start to the year, including an especially busy last few weeks. We imagine they gained some knowledge from closing deals during that period, which could not have been straightforward. So far in 2020, the group has arranged $563 million in financing for skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care communities, and in the last three weeks they closed $301 million in financings across seven states.   Working through a commercial bank, the team of Ari Adlerstein, Ari Dobkin and Josh Simpson first arranged a $34 million refinance of four memory care communities totaling 264 units in Florida, New York, Ohio and Arizona. Also, in Florida, they... Read More »