Justin Hutchens Moves to Ventas

Justin Hutchens Moves to Ventas

After several years of living across the pond, Justin Hutchens has decided to return home. Following a successful stint as CEO of HC-One, the UK’s largest senior care provider with more than 300 facilities, Hutchens will be moving to Chicago to be EVP, Senior Housing, North America at Ventas. We have known Justin for almost his entire career in senior living, and not only like him, but have a lot of respect for what he has accomplished. However (isn’t there always a however?), this will be the second CEO position he has left (National Health Investors was the other), and our gut tells us there must be something else because he will be one of four EVPs at Ventas.  Yes,... Read More »
Lending in Leominster

Lending in Leominster

KeyBank Real Estate Capital arranged a first mortgage through Fannie Mae on behalf of a Sunrise Senior Living property in Leominster, Massachusetts. Originally built in 1996 with 48 assisted living units, the property added 23 memory care units in 1999 and converted 10 existing AL units into nine MC units in 2013. In that most recent project, the owner also added a common room and dining room to the community. Now, to refinance existing debt, Carolyn Nazdin of KeyBank arranged a non-recourse $12.2 million loan, with a 10-year interest-only term. Read More »
What 10 Years Can Do

What 10 Years Can Do

With everyone so fixated on the future (the upcoming flu season, the 2026 Boomer Boom, etc…), and rightfully so, we also think it’s important to peak back in the past to gain some perspective. A #flashbackfriday, if you will. November 2008 doesn’t conjure many fond memories for most industries, but particularly for the capital markets. By that month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped below 8,000 (on its way to 6,443 in March 2009). Liquidity had dried up, and investors, more often than not, were looking to sell, not buy (even if some of those buys would have paid off many times over in hindsight). And when those selling shareholders had a target in mind, they went for blood, selling... Read More »
Slowest Q4 For Senior Care M&A Since 2014

Slowest Q4 For Senior Care M&A Since 2014

Despite a strong December, when we recorded 30 long-term care transactions, the fourth quarter of 2017 was slow by all recent standards. These are preliminary numbers and may be revised upward in the coming weeks, but with just 69 announced acquisitions, Q4:17 was the least active quarter in terms of number of transactions since Q2:14, when we recorded just 63 deal announcements. Compared to the previous years’ fourth quarters, 2017 fell short significantly, down from the 93 deals recorded in Q4:16 and from the 108 deals recorded in Q4:15 (the all-time high for a quarter). There were few high-priced deals, as well, with the largest of the quarter (Mainstreet’s $425 million acquisition of... Read More »
Home Health Care vs. Seniors Housing

Home Health Care vs. Seniors Housing

We are faced with a question that affects, and will affect, a senior’s choice in care. When is care at home both appropriate and cost effective, and at what point is it time to move into seniors housing? On January 19th, we hosted a webinar called “Home Health vs. Seniors Housing,” where a panel including moderator Steve Monroe of The SeniorCare Investor, Rita Altman of Sunrise Senior Living, William Dombi of The National Association of Home Care & Hospice and Debbie Reilly of Belmont Village Senior Living discussed the competing and complementary roles these two levels of care provide in the health care continuum. If you are interested in hearing the conversation, here’s the 90-minute... Read More »