• 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 »
Capital Health Group and AEW Capital Management Sell Florida Communities

Capital Health Group and AEW Capital Management Sell Florida Communities

We just learned of the sellers in Sino-Ocean Capital and Meridian Senior Living’s acquisition of two seniors housing communities in Florida. After funding the land acquisition and development of the two communities, Capital Health Group and AEW Capital Management are selling the properties for an undisclosed amount. The deal involved a 106-unit community in Fort Lauderdale built in 2016 and a 132-unit community in Boca Raton just opened last year, both operating under the “Symphony” brand. They were both well occupied. The buyers engaged Capital One to serve as administrative agent for a large multi-purpose financing package. The $108.9 million loan will be used to... Read More »
Sino-Ocean Capital and Meridian Senior Living Acquire Two More Properties

Sino-Ocean Capital and Meridian Senior Living Acquire Two More Properties

A joint venture between Sino-Ocean Capital and Meridian Senior Living engaged Capital One to serve as administrative agent for a large multi-purpose financing package. The $108.9 million loan will be used to both finance the purchase of two seniors housing communities in Florida and refinance a previous Capital One loan that the JV used to acquire three communities in California. All five assets are cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted (which helps provide for competitive pricing and terms), plus the transaction was structured to allow other assets to be added to the existing portfolio in the future. The Florida acquisition involved a 106-unit community in Fort Lauderdale and a... Read More »
Meridian-Operated California Community Gets a New Owner

Meridian-Operated California Community Gets a New Owner

Three years after acquiring a struggling assisted living/memory care community in Rancho Cucamonga, California, a Chicago-based private equity group is exiting the asset, and leaving the community in better shape. Originally built in 2002, the 86-unit community features 62 assisted living and 24 memory care units across four free-standing buildings. Occupancy was a solid 86%, but it was being mismanaged by an inexperienced operator prior to the PE takeover, which came at a price of $13.6 million, or $158,100 per unit. For the community’s vintage and location, that was certainly a low price. Meridian Senior Living took over the operations, and clearly did a good job turning the property... Read More »
Meridian Moves into Central California Communities

Meridian Moves into Central California Communities

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV found a new operator in Meridian Senior Living for three of its northern California communities. Acquired as part of a five-property portfolio acquisition in June 2017 from Nazareth Healthcare, these communities were then leased to Colonial Oaks under a 15-year absolute net lease with annual rent escalators of 6.5% after the first year and 2.5% thereafter. They were 100% occupied at the time and featured a mix of assisted living and memory care services in Menlo Park (45 MC beds), Sacramento (160 AL and MC beds) and Fairfield (102 MC beds). Originally, there was a second tranche of facilities supposed to be acquired in the 2017 deal, but Griffin-American... Read More »
Another Missouri Purchase For Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV

Another Missouri Purchase For Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV returned to Missouri yet again to acquire an assisted living community in the St. Louis suburb of Warrenton. The single-asset transaction follows two portfolio deals for the REIT in the Show Me State, which included eight skilled nursing facilities bought for $88.2 million and two skilled nursing facilities that were a part of a 24-property (the rest located in Illinois) acquisition for a combined $78.5 million. G-A IV acquired the Warrenton property in a RIDEA structure with the incoming operator, Meridian Senior Living, and will own 98% of the JV. Built in 2000, the 53-unit community was 91% occupied, with a 100% private pay census, and in the past... Read More »