• 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 »
Monday’s Massacre

Monday’s Massacre

Providers got hurt in Monday’s stock market massacre, but healthcare REITs across the board suffered. We all know that Monday’s massacre in the stock market affected almost all companies. In our sector, the focus has been on providers, since they take care of the highest-risk people as this coronavirus/Covid-19 epidemic spreads. The unprecedented 2,013-point drop in the Dow was bad enough, and providers plunged as well. But so did the healthcare REITs that own their properties. Most of the REITs in our universe dropped by double digits, compared with 7.8% with the Dow and 7.6% with the S&P 500. Diversified Healthcare Trust plunged the most, falling 17.7% on Monday. It was... Read More »
The Portopiccolo Group Makes Another Virginia Purchase

The Portopiccolo Group Makes Another Virginia Purchase

Many skilled nursing owners are exiting the business these days, but family-owned private equity firm The Portopiccolo Group has been actively buying in the last couple of years. Its latest acquisition was the third Virginia property to join its portfolio so far this year, after purchases in Roanoke (February) and Dunn Loring (August). Portopiccolo’s latest target was a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in the rural, southern Virigina town of Emporia. Built in 1971, this facility seems to have been a part of every major SNF deal between institutional investors over the years. Before Portopiccolo’s acquisition, it was acquired by Sabra Health Care REIT in 2017 in the REIT’s takeover of Care... Read More »
Cadence Living Expands in the Southeast

Cadence Living Expands in the Southeast

Cadence Living is certainly in growth mode. Earlier this year, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based operator announced a major expansion into its own state with the acquisition of land in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler to build a 191-unit, $46 million senior living development to join its three other brand-new or nearly-open communities in the area. Then, late last month, the operator announced that it teamed up with Sabra Health Care REIT to acquire an assisted living/memory care community in Poway, California (San Diego MSA). Now, Cadence Living was just selected as manager of seven assisted living/memory care communities and 402 total units across North Carolina, marking its entry in the... Read More »
Sabra Health Care REIT Grows Its Southern California Portfolio

Sabra Health Care REIT Grows Its Southern California Portfolio

Sabra Health Care REIT has teamed up with Scottsdale, Arizona-based owner/operator Cadence Living to grow its senior living portfolio with the purchase of an assisted living/memory care community in Poway, California (San Diego MSA). Located adjacent to a 149-bed skilled nursing facility and near the Palomar Hospital, the community is spread out on 32 acres with seven separate buildings. It is unique in that it offers a horticultural-therapy program that grows more than 20,000 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables on several fields and greenhouses located throughout the property. There are of course many benefits to this program, from the obvious farm-to-table meals to providing excess... Read More »
Sabra Health Care REIT Strengthens

Sabra Health Care REIT Strengthens

Sabra Health Care REIT continues to defy the naysayers, posting a decent third quarter overall, with its skilled nursing portfolio holding the line and its seniors housing portfolio growing revenues, cash net operating income and cash operating margin. Investors sent the shares to a new 52-week high, 56% above its 52-week low, and the forward yield of 7.3% is the lowest it has been in a while. Sabra’s skilled nursing triple-net leased occupancy remained stable at 82.4%, and the EBITDAR coverage remained at 1.24x from the second quarter to the third. While we like to see at least a 1.4x lease coverage, if not higher, the coverage appears to have bottomed out. The seniors housing leased... Read More »