• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Nice Sale In Bluewater Bay, Florida

Nice Sale In Bluewater Bay, Florida

American House Senior Living Communities continued its growth in Florida with the acquisition of a 94-unit independent living community, its seventh senior living property in the Sunshine State. There are plenty of things going for this property. It is located in the mixed-use residential/resort community of Bluewater Bay, adjacent to Elgin Airforce Base. So, in addition to enjoying the local amenities, the property also draws some of its census from affluent retired military officers. There is also a large fifth floor bar and lounge, a movie theater, heated pool, full-service concierge and valet parking. It was developed in 2015 by a partnership between Bluewater Commercial Developers,... Read More »
Buyers See Potential In Wildwood Independent Living Community

Buyers See Potential In Wildwood Independent Living Community

Joint venture partners Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, REDICO and American House Senior Living Communities clearly eyed potential at a newly built independent living community in Wildwood, Florida (near The Villages). Built in 2013, the community features 173 units ranging in size from 500 to 1,090 square feet. Based on a 30% operating margin on approximately $5.3 million of in-place revenues, and occupancy of 90% at the time of sale, we have estimated the cap rate to be about 5.2%.  Both occupancy and margins could be improved, with a good amount of hard work, of course. Since assuming management, American House has added private duty personal care services through Allegiance Home... Read More »
After Assuming Operations, American House Acquires Too

After Assuming Operations, American House Acquires Too

Michigan-based real estate developer REDICO, through its senior living affiliate American House, acquired its first 100% independent living community in the state of Florida when it purchased a 173-unit community in Wildwood. American House had assumed management of the property in March 2017, and has added personal care services through Allegiance Home Care Services, Inc. Unit sizes range from 500-square foot studios to 1,090-SF two-bedroom suites, and amenities include an outdoor heated exercise pool/spa, putting green, shuffleboard court, card/billiard rooms and a full-service bar and restaurant, among others. The acquisition brings American House’s presence in The Sunshine State to six... Read More »

People on the move, November 2015

Clearly in the holiday spirit, several companies have recently announced new hires or promotions. First, REDICO, a real estate development and investment company, promoted Samantha Eckhout to VP of Development and Tim McCafferty to VP of Construction. Both have backgrounds as project managers for REDICO, which is working on building its development pipeline. Next up, HFF hired Peter Rotchford as director of its New York office. Coming from Avison Young, Mr. Rotchford will be focused on fixed- and floating-rate debt and equity placement transactions. Finally, Lancaster Pollard promoted both Robert Baxter and Ryan Miles to senior vice president. Mr. Baxter has been with the firm since 2005,... Read More »