ORIX Acquires Hunt Real Estate Capital

ORIX Acquires Hunt Real Estate Capital

ORIX Corporation USA is continuing to make waves in the senior care lending space. Two years after the firm acquired Lancaster Pollard, they have now agreed to acquire Hunt Real Estate Capital, a subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc. In addition to that deal, upon closing, Hunt Real Estate Capital’s President and Chief Investment Officer, James P. Flynn, will become the CEO of the combined entity. For the Hunt loan origination team, including Kathryn Burton Gray as Senior Managing Director, James Scribner, Jason Smeck and Brady Johnson, they should be reunited with their former RED Capital Group colleagues, after leaving the group in early 2018. The Lancaster Pollard, RED Capital Group and... Read More »
Live Oak Bank Comes Alive In Seniors Housing Lending

Live Oak Bank Comes Alive In Seniors Housing Lending

After launching its senior care lending division and hiring Adam Sherman (most recently of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors and before that of RED Capital Group) as the new division’s industry expert late last year, Live Oak Bank just provided its first loan to a seniors housing property. The bank (the second-largest SBA lender in the country) closed a $3.6 million SBA 7a construction loan for a private owner/operator to build a 24-unit memory care community in Springboro, Ohio (Cincinnati MSA). It came with a 24-month interest-only period and 26-year fully amortizing term. The bank is looking to grow this business in the seniors housing space, rather than the more-regulated... Read More »

A RED refinance

RED Capital Group worked with Kensington Senior Living to refinance its 75-unit assisted living/memory care in the high-barrier to entry market of Los Angeles County. The community opened in 2014 and leased up not long after that. RED originally arranged a balance sheet construction loan, which was paid off with the current $29 million Fannie Mae refinance. Read More »

RED hot HUD deal

ORIX USA Corporation just increased its ownership interest in RED Capital Group, the multifamily/affordable/seniors housing lender, from 88% to 100%. ORIX made its original investment in 2010, but RED has continued to operate as an independent entity based in Columbus, Ohio. And with that, RED Mortgage Capital, the mortgage banking arm of RED, closed a $21.2 million HUD loan with a 30-year term to refinance a 220-bed skilled nursing facility in Butler, Pennsylvania. Previously owned by Butler County, this facility was built in 1963, with an addition in 1982 and a $7 million renovation in 2009. Under county-ownership, operations suffered with a high Medicaid census, and despite being 96%... Read More »

Build in Broken Arrow

At the beginning of this year, we wrote about the rise of seniors housing construction in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, with four projects scheduled to open in the second half of 2015, representing a total investment of over $35 million. Indeed, according to NIC MAP data, the construction vs. inventory ratio for assisted living in the MSA is over 30%, one of the highest for any MSA in the country. Well, we have to add one more to the books, as Prevarian Senior Living just broke ground on a 105-unit assisted living/memory care community in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Prevarian, a private equity investor, is partnering with an affiliate of St. John Medical Center Hospital, on whose campus the... Read More »