Merrill Gardens Buys Big

Merrill Gardens, known more developing seniors housing communities than acquiring them, has acquired Blue Harbor, a Portland, Oregon-based company that currently manages 21 communities in 13 states. The seller was Fortress Investment Group. For Merrill Gardens, it is somewhat of a two-fer, as Blue Harbor’s CEO, Tana Gall, is joining Merrill Gardens as its CEO, […]

Seattle Seniors Housing Operator Develops Again

Merrill Gardens is growing yet again, through the development of two more assisted living/memory care communities in Washington and Georgia. This comes just months after Seattle-based Merrill and an unidentified partner bought out the majority stake owned by an affiliate of Heitman in a small portfolio of four senior living communities either developed or acquired […]

Majority rules

Merrill Gardens found a new majority partner for a small portfolio of four senior living communities on the West Coast it had either developed or acquired in the last couple of years. Previously a minority owner with an affiliate of Heitman (a real estate investment management company based in Chicago), the Seattle-based operator had developed […]