• Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Expensive Debt, Ventas Makes Cuts

    Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Debt Diversified Healthcare Trust tapped the debt markets with a $1.0 billion, five-year senior note offering with a yield of 9.75%. That puts the spread over the 5-year Treasury at about 940 basis points. That has to be the widest spread by a healthcare REIT we have seen in years, if not a decade or two.... Read More »
  • 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 »
Kentucky Community Receives Fannie Mae Refinance

Kentucky Community Receives Fannie Mae Refinance

MidCap Financial, through its correspondent relationship with Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital was able to close a Fannie Mae refinance of a 167-unit senior living community in Lexington, Kentucky. The deal closed in mid-March before huge swaths of the country had been shut down but still a difficult time to get transactions across the finish line.  At the end of 2018, the borrower, Atlas Senior Living, had acquired the community as part of a purchase option from DMK Development. Before that, Atlas had leased and operated the $26 million development, which was nearly stabilized at the time of the sale. Opened in August 2017, it features 114 independent living, 38 assisted living... Read More »
People’s United Bank Grows Its Presence

People’s United Bank Grows Its Presence

People’s United Bank has been on a roll lately. After closing around $445 million in loans across 48 separate transactions in 2019, including eight loans and $132.5 million in volume in the fourth quarter, the bank kept the activity going with a late January refinance closed on behalf of its client, a joint venture between Benchmark Senior Living, the operator’s equity partner, Kuwait Finance House, and Broadshore Capital. Located in Bedford, New Hampshire and featuring 54 memory care units, with 85 beds, the community received a $23.7 million senior mortgage, with a five-year term and 30 years of amortization. This was People’s first transaction with Benchmark since Matt Huber and Ginger... Read More »
Cushman & Wakefield Arrange Financing for Stabilizing Property

Cushman & Wakefield Arrange Financing for Stabilizing Property

A 195-unit senior living community still in lease-up just refinanced its construction debt with the help of its advisors: Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner and Jim Dooley of the Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets team. A partnership between Pike Senior Housing Partners and operator Solvere Senior Living developed the community in Hamilton, New Jersey, about 11 miles from Princeton, at a cost of $59.1 million, or just over $300,000 per unit. They opened the independent living units first, in November 2017, and followed that up with the licensed assisted living and memory care units in April 2018. Rents begin at $2,800 for IL, $3,950 for AL and $5,600 for MC. Occupancy is... Read More »
Avalon Senior Living Grows

Avalon Senior Living Grows

Avalon Senior Living has partnered again with Eastridge Pacific Holdings, LLC (EPH), this time buying three senior living communities in California from HCP, Inc. that had been leased to Brookdale Senior Living. The 205 units (210 beds) offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The purchase price was $15.7 million, or $76,585 per unit, and came with an approximate cap rate of 8.0%. Mike Garbers, formerly of Greystone and now with JLL, represented the seller, and MidCap Financial provided the mortgage financing. Eastridge Pacific entered the senior living industry in 2016 as an equity partner in Kalakaua Gardens, a 17-story community in Honolulu with 216 beds. It... Read More »