Confluent Senior Living Sells, and Grows

Confluent Senior Living announced the sale of three of its senior living communities in Iowa, Oregon and New Mexico, hiring CBRE to close the deal. All three communities were, and will continue to be, operated by MorningStar Senior Living. The West Des Moines, Iowa property opened in March 2018 with 85 assisted living and memory […]

Confluent Opens Five Communities Across the Country

The general consensus (with several dissenters) is that senior living construction has (finally) slowed down, after a long period of overdevelopment in many markets. Considering the downstream effects of this, from a tighter, more expensive labor market to lower occupancy, the slowdown is a good thing, especially since most of those elusive baby boomers won’t […]

Walker & Dunlop Finances Arcapita-Owned Assisted Living Communities

Just over three years since buying three assisted living communities in Colorado, Middle East-based alternative investment fund manager Arcapita is refinancing them with the help of the team of Stuart Wernick, Jeff Ringwald and Bill Jackson of Walker & Dunlop. Operated by MorningStar Senior Living since opening in 2013 and 2014, the communities were nearly […]

Thorofare Capital Rises Again In Phoenix Area

Thorofare Capital is expanding its seniors housing bridge lending program and recently closed a $13 million loan on behalf of a 277-unit assisted/independent living community in North Phoenix, Arizona. The floating-rate loan, with a two-year term of interest only payments, provides an initial advance of $10 million to repay the construction loan and also funds […]

Rocky Mountain High

On the heels of paying more than $500,000 per unit for an 85-unit assisted living and memory care community in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors purchased another community from the same seller, Confluent Senior Living, this time in Fort Collins.   Given that this one opened its doors 30 months ago, we assume it […]

MorningStar Shines Brightly In Phoenix Market

MorningStar Senior Living is set to open its fourth senior living community in the Phoenix market, with the help of construction financing arranged by Aron Will of CBRE. Together with joint venture partners N-Shea Group and an institutional equity partner, MorningStar is developing a 144-unit independent living (38 units), assisted living (71) and memory care […]

What Are the Memory Care Investors Saying?

On March 9th, we hosted a webinar entitled “Building or Buying Memory Care,” with moderator Steve Monroe and panelists Clint Malin of LTC Properties, Mark Myers of Marcus & Millichap, Michael Stoller of LCB Senior Living and Matthew Turner of MorningStar Senior Living. The panelists covered a range of topics (you can listen to the discussion here) including the risks […]

Memory Care: Buy or Build?

Investors in seniors housing have been flocking to the memory care market, as the sector has experienced unprecedented growth since the Great Recession. They are attracted to its need-based demand, higher rents, private payors and apparent dearth in supply in a number of markets (though given the amount of construction in the last few years […]

Iron Will

We can’t go long without seeing another Aron Will (of CBRE) transaction, or two. The first of his latest deal duo took place in California when a joint venture between Auctus Capital Partners and Och-Ziff Capital Management acquired a 54-unit assisted living/memory care community in San Francisco. Located on an irreplaceable site, the building was […]

CBRE sells MorningStar trio

For over $400,000 per unit, a joint venture between MorningStar Senior Living and Arcapita, a Bahrain-based global investment manager, purchased (in two transactions) a portfolio of three newly built assisted living/memory care communities in Colorado. One of the properties, a community in Jordan with 55 AL units and 29 MC units, opened in July 2014 […]