• 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 »
Inland Private Capital Corporation Makes First Seniors Housing Acquisition

Inland Private Capital Corporation Makes First Seniors Housing Acquisition

As part of its larger disposition/restructuring strategy, Capital Senior Living Corporation announced in its third quarter earnings report that it sold two non-core independent living communities in Peoria, Illinois and Springfield, Missouri, generating some healthy proceeds in the process. The communities sold for a combined $64.75 million, or nearly $205,000 per unit, resulting in $14.8 million of net cash proceeds and $44.4 million of mortgage debt off its books. Tim Cobb and Sabel Kaminski of Berkadia represented CSL in the transaction. Both built in the late-1990s and totaling around 215 units, these communities were both over 90% occupied, but rent growth was sluggish. They were in... Read More »
Spectrum Retirement Communities Gets New Investment Partner

Spectrum Retirement Communities Gets New Investment Partner

We heard many at the NIC Conference earlier this month talking about the abundance of capital and new capital providers in the senior living market. Some were optimistic, while others were lamenting it. Well, another alternative investment management firm has entered the senior living market. Oak Brook, Illinois-based Inland Private Capital Corporation (IPC) announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC to acquire, own and manage senior living communities across the country. Phil Shapiro Senior Living, LLC serves as IPC’s senior living advisor and was key in initiating and cultivating the relationship between them and Spectrum. IPC, which... Read More »
Detroit Dealmaking

Detroit Dealmaking

Green Courte Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has been one active acquirer in the independent living market, when few other buyers have been investing in the sector. Even though the IL market has been a huge factor in pushing average seniors housing prices to record-highs average (peaking at an average of $248,300 per unit in the four quarters ended March 31, 2016), its share of M&A has been shrinking in the last couple of years. Nevertheless, Green Courte has acquired five IL properties in the last year. Its most recent transaction involved a portfolio of three IL communities located in the Detroit MSA, which it purchased for an undisclosed price. All totaling 371 units,... Read More »
Greystone goes to Freddie Mac

Greystone goes to Freddie Mac

Greystone provided more than $49.4 million in Freddie Mac loans to refinance two assisted living/memory care communities in Carmichael, California and Denver, Colorado. First, Oakmont Senior Living received a $25.15 million loan, with a 10-year fixed rate and 30-year amortization, for its newly constructed 71-unit AL/MC community in Carmichael. Then, Spectrum Retirement Communities obtained a $24.25 million loan to refinance its 97-unit AL/MC community in Denver. The Freddie Mac Capital Markets Execution loan carried a seven-year term and three years of interest-only. Scott Kavel and Cary Tremper led the way for Greystone on these transactions. Also from Greystone, Mike Garbers and Cody... Read More »

In Indiana

Life Care Services (LCS) recently announced it was breaking ground on the Clarendale of Schererville in Schererville, Indiana, the third “Clarendale” property for LCS and construction partner Ryan Companies. The community will feature 177 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care at a cost of $40 million, or $226,000 per unit, to build. The two other “Clarendale” properties are located in Illinois: a 186-unit community in Algonquin and a 156-unit community in Mokena. While the newest property will be ready to open in spring 2017, it will not be short on company. There has been plenty of building going on in the state of Indiana, particularly in the Gary and Indianapolis... Read More »