• Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
  • Looking for Answers in the Lending Market: A Q&A with Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors

    To get a sense of what is going on in the capital markets in this immediate post-COVID-19 world, we turned to Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors for his own thoughts.   How has the lending environment changed from the beginning of the second quarter to now?  Overall, there is less debt capital available than there was prior to the COVID-19 crisis. ... Read More »
A Popular transaction

A Popular transaction

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP), provided financing to assist Centers Health Care in acquiring a formerly struggling 405-bed skilled nursing facility in Bronx, New York. Centers had been operating the facility under receivership since 2013, when it was losing money under not-for-profit ownership. Now the facility is profitable, and Centers added a new 70-bed New York State Assisted Living Program unit, which is eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. To fund the acquisition, Andrew Boland of Popular closed a $46.6 million acquisition mortgage and a $5 million leasehold improvement line of credit. Read More »

Three more Popular closings

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP), was busy this month, closing a couple of term loans along with five separate credit facilities. Ken Mitchell, who leads the National Healthcare Financing Division of Popular, closed both an $18 million loan and a $13 million loan for Grand Healthcare System to exercise purchase options on a 179-bed skilled nursing facility in Queens, New York and a 122-bed skilled nursing facility in the Hudson Valley area of New York. Grand had been operating the facilities since 2014, both of which occupancy above 95% and strong quality mixes. Plus, the Queens facility recently opened a 14-bed unit to serve stroke patients. As for the... Read More »
A Popular deal

A Popular deal

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc., closed a three-for-one financing for a Staten Island skilled nursing facility. The 372-bed facility includes a fully occupied 72-bed neuro-behavioral unit that is one of two in downstate New York. The operator, Centers Healthcare, acquired the then-300-bed facility in 2012 for $34 million, or $113,333 per bed, from St. Vincent Medical Center when the hospital was going through financial difficulties. Centers plans to add another 72 beds to its neuro-behavioral unit, for which Popular secured a $9 million leasehold improvement line of credit. In addition, the bank provided a $32 million mortgage to replace the facility’s existing... Read More »