• 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 »
The Brookdale CCRC Selling Spree Continues

The Brookdale CCRC Selling Spree Continues

Brookdale Senior Living keeps shedding its CCRC holdings. Just a month after the provider agreed to sell its 51% interest in 13 CCRCs owned jointly with HCP, Inc. (now HealthPeak Properties) for $541 million, or $84,800 per unit, Brookdale is selling three more to a joint venture between Frontline Management and Onelife Investments. Mike Garbers of JLL Capital Markets represented Brookdale in the transaction. Previously owned by Emeritus, the properties total 592 units. The Easley, South Carolina community was built in 1984 and consists of 75 independent living, 86 assisted living and 60 skilled nursing units. Built in 1966, the Phoenix, Arizona property has 119 IL, 28 AL, 16 memory care... Read More »
Walker & Dunlop’s All-Agency Transaction Trifecta

Walker & Dunlop’s All-Agency Transaction Trifecta

The Walker & Dunlop team of Kevin Giusti, Michael Davis and Jeff Ringwald ran the agency gamut this month, closing one Freddie Mac, one Fannie Mae and one HUD loan, all totaling $42.6 million. W&D started with a $13.5 million refinance closed through Freddie Mac for a brand-new, 52-unit memory care community in Springfield, Oregon. The borrower, Onelife Investments was able to recapitalize 100% of its equity and obtained a 15-year loan with a fixed rate. Next, another recently-built senior living community refinanced with Fannie Mae, thanks to the Walker & Dunlop team. Operated by Avista Senior Living, the 108-unit assisted living community opened in 2017 within a larger active... Read More »