• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
NHI Expands Relationship with Senior Living Communities

NHI Expands Relationship with Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities (SLC) secured financing from National Health Investors to purchase and renovate a 248-unit CCRC in Columbia, South Carolina, bringing the REIT’s relationship with SLC to 11 properties with either a long-term lease or a mortgage loan. The $35 million, or $141,100 per unit, purchase price was funded by a draw on NHI’s revolving credit facility with a $32.7 million loan. It came with a five-year term and two one-year extension options at an interest rate of 7.25%. Originally built in 2000 and continuously expanded through 2014, the entrance fee community has 76 independent living homes, 60 IL units, 40 assisted living units, eight memory care units and a 64-bed... Read More »
NHI Provides Construction Financing for Wisconsin Development

NHI Provides Construction Financing for Wisconsin Development

A new assisted living/memory care community is being built in Oshkosh, Wisconsin thanks to a construction loan provided by National Health Investors. Totaling 66 beds, this development will be managed by 41 Management upon completion in about a year. 41 Management has been growing steadily since its founding in 2011, with a portfolio now numbering 28 communities throughout the Midwest, not including two other properties currently in development. This is NHI’s first deal with the operator. The $10.8 million loan comes with a five-year term and annual interest rate of 8.5%, plus two one-year renewal options. Funding of the construction will also be provided by periodic draws on NHI’s... Read More »
NHI Acquires Discovery Senior Living Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

NHI Acquires Discovery Senior Living Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

National Health Investors, Inc. entered into a joint venture with Discovery Senior Living to acquire six senior living communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana from affiliates of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors. The venture, of which NHI is a 97.5% owner, spent close to $126.850 million, or about $212,800 per unit, on the portfolio that totaled 145 independent living, 356 assisted living and 95 memory care units. Discovery, the existing operator, leased the portfolio under a 10-year agreement, with a 6.5% initial annual cash yield, a CPI-based escalator with a 2% floor and 3% cap beginning in year-two, and two five-year extension options. In addition to the base purchase... Read More »
NHI Expands Comfort Care Partnership

NHI Expands Comfort Care Partnership

National Health Investors expanded its relationship with Comfort Care Senior Living, adding another Michigan assisted living community to its existing portfolio with the operator. The collaboration began in 2018 when NHI acquired two assisted living communities in Bridgeport and Saginaw, Michigan for $17.1 million, or $164,400 per unit. Those properties, both built within the last five years, were then leased to Comfort Care at an average yield of 8.1% with CPI-based escalators. Now, NHI is acquiring a brand-new, 73-unit assisted living/memory care community in the town of Brighton at a price of $13.5 million, or $184,900 per unit. Comfort Care is assuming operations under a 10-year lease... Read More »
NHI Adds Another Holiday Retirement Community to Master Lease

NHI Adds Another Holiday Retirement Community to Master Lease

In the middle of restructuring and extending its master lease with Holiday Retirement, National Health Investors also was able to acquire a senior living community in Vero Beach, Florida. Consisting of 157 independent living and 75 assisted living units, the community was leased back to Holiday for approximately $2.6 million in rent annually. It falls under the new lease terms, which come with annual lease escalators beginning November 1, 2020 and varying between 2% and 3% depending on the annual revenue growth of the 26-property Holiday portfolio. As part of the acquisition and lease restructuring, Holiday also paid NHI $17.1 million in cash and relinquished a $10.6 million cash security... Read More »