• Federal Oversight Coming To Assisted Living?

    Congressional report on assisted living and COVID-19 looks more like a hatchet job than really trying to help. Senators Warren and Markey’s report is in, and try counting how many times the word “federal” was used, as in there are no “federal” reporting requirements, data should be regularly reported to the “federal” government, assisted living... Read More »
  • Capital Funding Group Reports Impressive First Half of 2020

    We’re not sure how, but Capital Funding Group announced a record-setting first half of 2020 with more than $600 million in financings closed for skilled nursing and assisted living clients. We’re sure that not only made those at Capital Funding Group happy, but also their clients, who were able to access capital during the liquidity crunch at the... Read More »
  • Joint Venture Acquires Two Development Sites

    With an eye to the future, ZOM Senior Living and Watermark Retirement Communities bought two parcels of land in southeast Florida to develop a couple of seniors housing communities. Development has certainly slowed for a variety of reasons, like state and local orders, lack of financing or an abundance of caution from... Read More »
  • Watercrest Breaks Ground On South Carolina Senior Living Community

    Watercrest Senior Living Group broke ground on another senior living community just a couple of months after starting work on a 98-unit senior living community in Macon, Georgia. This most recent project is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and also comprises 76 units of assisted living and 22 units of memory care. There will be amenities... Read More »
  • Cambridge Realty Capital Closes HUD Deal

    The HUD pipeline is still flowing these days, and Cambridge Realty Capital Companies announced a loan closing for a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in northeast Texas in the city of Longview. Built in the 1980s but well maintained, this facility has so far been spared from COVID-19. The New York-based owner decided to refinance and, with the... Read More »
Evans Senior Investments Shows Variety In Latest Closings

Evans Senior Investments Shows Variety In Latest Closings

Evans Senior Investments displayed some variety in its two latest transactions. First, the firm closed the sale of a 30-unit/60-bed memory care community located about five miles southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Built in 2010, the community was formerly owned and operated by Genesis Healthcare, and although it had 100% private pay residents, occupancy was just 61% at the time of listing. A private equity firm with a local footprint around Sin City saw the opportunity to add value ended up buying the community for $2.1 million, or $70,000 per unit, bringing in Pacifica Senior Living to operate. Switching gears slightly, Evans Senior Investments then worked to procure a new tenant for an... Read More »

Here’s hoping for smooth sailing

A 50-unit memory care community in Costa Mesa, California is hoping for a more stable, and successful, future following its recent sale to Pacifica Senior Living. Built in 1992, the community underwent a substantial $1.72 million renovation to its common areas and units in 2011. However, in the past five years, a number of operational changes damaged the facility’s brand name as each operator had different visions of how to run the property. Occupancy ultimately suffered, falling to 70% early this summer, and the community was losing money. But for Pacifica, there is plenty of upside. Rents are currently below market rates at nearby competitors, and with nearly all semi-private units... Read More »