• 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 »
Lancaster Pollard Continues Its HUD Lean Activity

Lancaster Pollard Continues Its HUD Lean Activity

Fresh off a frankly unbelievable year in the HUD LEAN program, with over $903 million in closings across 78 transactions, Lancaster Pollard wasted no time in arranging a refinance for a pair of Oregon senior care facilities. Jason Dopoulos led the way on the transaction on behalf of the borrower, Sapphire Health Services. The $15.2 million loan is taking out debt that was originally used to acquire the facilities, both of which treat patients with specialized brain injuries across 67 total units. In addition to refinancing all outstanding debt, the loan will also allow Sapphire to invest in some facility repairs. Read More »
Lancaster Pollard Closes HUD LEAN Loans

Lancaster Pollard Closes HUD LEAN Loans

The transactions keep on coming from Lancaster Pollard. After being revealed last month as the top HUD LEAN lender once again (with 79 transactions and nearly $770 million in volume during HUD’s fiscal year 2017), the firm has closed another two transactions on behalf of California-based borrowers. First, for Summit Healthcare REIT, Jason Dopoulos of LP refinanced four senior care facilities for a total loan amount of $55.1 million. The portfolio features a 181-bed skilled nursing facility in Millsboro, Delaware, a 151-bed SNF in Smyrna, DE, a 69-unit independent living community in Salem, Oregon, and a 66-unit IL/assisted living/skilled nursing facility in Portland, OR. The latter two... Read More »