• 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 »
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

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 »