• 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 »

Two Senior Care Centers Facilities Sell in Texas

Two Texas skilled nursing facilities formerly operated by the now-bankrupt Senior Care Centers (SCC) found a new owner with the help of Matthew Alley of Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Both built in 2008, these two SNFs each have 128 licensed beds, 51,000 square feet, and are located in growing central Texas submarkets. They were the only two SCC-operated facilities owned by a local real estate owner. One facility, in New Braunfels, was 75% occupied, while the Round Rock SNF was just 64% occupied. Not surprisingly, the operating margin was far below SNF standards, at 3.5%. Overleverage and expensive leases contributed to Senior Care Centers’ bankruptcy filing in December 2018... Read More »
Helios Gets New Tenants for Two Former Senior Care Centers Facilities

Helios Gets New Tenants for Two Former Senior Care Centers Facilities

Two skilled nursing facilities in Texas previously operated by the now-bankrupt Senior Care Centers found new tenants, courtesy of Helios Healthcare Advisors. Each featuring 120 beds, the Lubbock and Houston facilities are owned by a Texas-based developer that wanted to find new, more financially stable operators. Good call. Helios sourced two Texas-based regional operators to fill those roles, coming in with market lease rates and pre-negotiated purchase options. In addition, they received a short-term line of credit for CHOW coverage. With Helios’ help, they were able to smoothly take over operations. Read More »
Blueprint and BlueMountain

Blueprint and BlueMountain

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors announced that it was involved in the Sabra Health Care REIT sale of 28 skilled nursing facilities in Texas and Louisiana to a joint venture of BlueMountain Capital Management, BM Eagle Holdings and Capital Funding Group for $282.5 million. Engaged by the joint venture buyer for their expertise on the Texas and Louisiana markets, Ben Firestone, Chris Hyldahl and Gideon Orion of Blueprint helped find local operating partners and tenants for the portfolio, which was previously operated by the now-bankrupt Senior Care Centers. Despite the bad news surrounding SCC’s financial troubles, these facilities were still operating decently well, particularly... Read More »
HFF Posts Another Texas Post-Acute Facility Sale

HFF Posts Another Texas Post-Acute Facility Sale

Having just handled the sale of a 140-bed post-acute care facility in the Austin, Texas area, HFF’s David Fasano, Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender represented a different owner in the sale of its 144-bed skilled nursing facility near San Antonio’s Medical Center district. Built in 2008, the facility was owned by Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors and leased to Senior Care Centers. There are more than 4,300 licensed hospital beds within a three-mile radius of the facility, making it a prime target. HFF procured an affiliate of O&M Investments, LLC as the buyer, which was coming off of a strong 2017 when it announced three skilled nursing acquisitions in Ohio (2) and Tennessee after... Read More »