CareTrust REIT Closes Three SNF Deals

CareTrust REIT clearly didn’t get that “Labor Day” is supposed to be a day of relaxation, not of, well, labor. Until the start of September, CareTrust had only announced four transactions, compared with the 13 announced in all of 2016. But the REIT ended summer with a bang, announcing three acquisitions comprising 13 total skilled nursing facilities and 1,232 total beds. CareTrust made its biggest splash in the Pacific Northwest and doubled its investment in two deals with its operating partner Cascadia Healthcare, LLC. The first transaction involved seven skilled nursing facilities and 571 beds located throughout Idaho, although the deal has only partially closed so far. It is supposed to... Read More »

Priority portfolio

CareTrust REIT picked up a portfolio of skilled nursing facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, adding a new tenant relationship in the process. Priority Management Group will take over operations, under a master lease agreement with CareTrust, at four recently built (or recently renovated) skilled nursing facilities that total 540 skilled nursing beds and 28 assisted living units. The portfolio is expected to generate first-year annual cash rent of $8.6 million, resulting in an initial cash yield of 8.9% on the $95.9 million, or $168,838 per bed, purchase price. We should note that the average price per bed for skilled nursing facilities in the four quarters ended September 30, 2016 is... Read More »