New Year, New Name for Senior Housing Properties Trust

While we were all up celebrating the New Year this past Wednesday, Senior Housing Properties Trust was kissing goodbye to its name, officially changing it to Diversified Healthcare Trust effective January 1, 2020. The company is still listed for trading on the NASDAQ but under the new ticker symbol of “DHC.” According to Jennifer Francis, […]

Newmark Closes Out 2019 With A Bang

We told you that the folks at Newmark Knight Frank were going to have a big year end, and in the days just before Christmas they closed four transactions worth about $550 million in total. Not a bad way to end the year, and we hope they are all off on vacation until January 5. […]

Brookdale Expands Dialysis Services at Four Texas CCRCs

Brookdale Senior Living announced that the company would be partnering with Dialyze Direct to provide on-site dialysis at four of its CCRC campuses in Texas. Two of the locations began offering the service earlier this year, but one campus in Houston will open a Dialyze Direct suite with eight chairs this week, and the other […]

Senior Housing Properties Trust Divests More Five Star SNFs

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) continued its Five Star Senior Living (FVE) portfolio restructuring with the sale of 15 skilled nursing facilities in the Midwest. Mike Segal, Ben Firestone and Steve Thomes of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the transaction for SNH, which made a strategic decision to sell the entire portfolio in one […]

Earnings Announcements Feature Major M&A Moves

The mid-summer M&A doldrums abruptly ended this year with the earnings announcements from the publicly traded REITs. They started with Welltower, which announced its $1.8 billion Benchmark Senior Living portfolio sale (for 48 properties) and several major portfolio acquisitions with existing partners Sunrise Senior Living and Discovery Senior Living and new partners Balfour Senior Living […]

How Have the REIT Stocks Performed in 2019?

Last week, we discussed the stock performance of the seniors housing and healthcare providers. Now, it’s the healthcare REITs’ turn. Overall, it was a good first half of the year, with all of them posting price increases, with the exception of Senior Housing Properties Trust, reflecting its Five Star problems. Its share price tumbled by […]

Senior Housing Properties Trust Still Falling

It has been more than a week since Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) and Five Star Senior Living made their announcement about a complete restructuring of the relationship. Five Star’s shares have not recovered, nor were they expected to. But for Senior Housing Properties Trust it has been down, down and down. SNH’s shares have […]

Five Star Finally Restructures With Landlord

Five Star Senior Living and Seniors Housing Properties Trust announce a dramatic restructuring of their relationship, and all shareholders seem to lose, at least for now. Five months after Five Star Senior Living issued its “going concern” announcement, the financially troubled company finally came to an agreement with its landlord, Senior Housing Properties Trust, to […]

Five Star Not Shining

Hindsight is usually 20-20, and in the case of Five Star Senior Living, looking back two years, the company should have accepted the offer from Gemini Properties and the Thomas brothers of Senior Star, who offered to pay $325 million for 33 owned Five Star communities. They had already accumulated more than 6% of the […]