Diversicare Healthcare Services Trending Dangerously Low

Shareholders of Diversicare Healthcare Services have been pummeled recently, with the share price down about 65% in the past 12 months, and down 40% since July 1. Not what shareholders want to see, especially with the markets as strong as they have been (with the frequent hiccups, of course). The company is the smallest of […]

Earnings Announcements Feature Major M&A Moves

The mid-summer M&A doldrums abruptly ended this year with the earnings announcements from the publicly traded REITs. They started with Welltower, which announced its $1.8 billion Benchmark Senior Living portfolio sale (for 48 properties) and several major portfolio acquisitions with existing partners Sunrise Senior Living and Discovery Senior Living and new partners Balfour Senior Living […]

Omega Healthcare Investors Snags Small REIT

Omega agrees to buy MedEquities Realty Trust in a cash and stock deal worth $632 million plus assumed debt. I hope everyone had a good break these past few days. Everyone, that is, except the folks at Omega Healthcare Investors and MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT). Omega announced today that it is buying MedEquities in a […]

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REITs Having Trouble With Seniors Housing

We have heard more about REITs and their skilled nursing troubles, but LTC Properties‘ announcement a month ago has been followed by a much larger seniors housing problem at Ventas. At first, everyone thought it was the skilled nursing sector that was going to give the healthcare REITs heartburn. After all, that was the sector […]

REITs Remained Active In May

A couple of REITs announced transactions at the end of May: a small one in North Dakota and one large deal abroad. First, North Dakota-based Edgewood Real Estate Investment Trust announced it plans to acquire a financially distressed senior living community in the town of Dickinson (western North Dakota). The seller was First International Bank […]

Two Assisted Living Sales Close in Florida

Brad Clousing of Senior Living Investment Brokerage is starting strong this year, selling three assisted living communities in two transactions for a combined $23 million. Partnering with Patrick Burke, Mr. Clousing first sold a 37-unit assisted living community in Martinsville, Virginia, a transaction that was a long time coming. In July 2015, the same selling […]

Closing in Cordele

The sole assisted living community in Cordele, Georgia, sold to Omega Healthcare Investors when its Florida-based partnership owner decided to exit the Georgia market. Built in 1987 and 1996, the community features 38 personal care and eight independent living units, and has historically been well occupied, currently standing at 93%. Its 20% operating margin on approximately […]

Welltower in NYC?

Welltower, in partnership with real estate investment firm (and newbie to seniors housing), Hines, has acquired a site to develop an assisted living/memory care community in Midtown Manhattan. The original owners of the two adjacent properties that make up the one site brought in Eastern Consolidated to represent them in the sale, for which the […]