• Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Expensive Debt, Ventas Makes Cuts

    Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Debt Diversified Healthcare Trust tapped the debt markets with a $1.0 billion, five-year senior note offering with a yield of 9.75%. That puts the spread over the 5-year Treasury at about 940 basis points. That has to be the widest spread by a healthcare REIT we have seen in years, if not a decade or two.... Read More »
  • Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
Capitol Seniors Housing’s Premium Sale

Capitol Seniors Housing’s Premium Sale

Only three years after buying a senior living community in Park Ridge, Illinois (Chicago MSA), Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH) is selling at a premium. Originally built as a hotel in 1962 but converted to senior living in 1986, this property includes 154 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care. CSH had purchased it in September 2015 from a local family for a price of $32 million, or about $220,700 per unit, at a cap rate of 7.2%. Occupancy was in the mid-90s at the time, and the community operated at a 25% margin on $9.2 million of revenues. CSH planned to invest up to $5.5 million in renovations and complete a memory care conversion previously started by the seller.... Read More »
Grandbridge Goes Green, Again

Grandbridge Goes Green, Again

Utilizing Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards financing product, Richard Thomas and Meredith Davis of Grandbridge Seniors Housing and Healthcare Finance Group arranged a $25.5 million acquisition loan to fund the purchase of a 93-unit assisted living/memory care community in Alpharetta, Georgia. Focus Healthcare Partners’ dedicated senior housing fund was the borrower and will retain The Arbor Company as the community’s operator. This type of transaction seems to have become a recent specialty of Grandbridge’s, as the firm so far in 2018 has closed nearly $300 million in financings through Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards program, across 13 properties, which is the most among Fannie Mae DUS lenders... Read More »
Capitol Seniors Housing Constructs

Capitol Seniors Housing Constructs

Capitol Seniors Housing has made it clear that it sees a great opportunity in the 55+ active adult space, but assisted living still has a place in its investment strategy, of course. The private equity firm just broke ground on a brand-new 86-unit assisted living/memory care community in Fulton, Maryland (about halfway between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore). At a cost of $27.5 million, or about $320,000 per unit (high for the area-average of $233,000 per unit, according to our in-house database), the community will be operated by The Arbor Company upon completion, which is expected in late-2018. Read More »
Arbor Acquisition

Arbor Acquisition

Aron Will is at it again. Through a national bank, Mr. Will of CBRE secured a $38.9 million five-year bridge loan, with three years of interest only and a sub-200 basis point spread over 30-day LIBOR, for an institutional client. The financing went towards funding the acquisition of The Arbor Terrace Portfolio, which includes two 101-unit assisted living/memory care communities (each with 71 AL and 30 MC units) in the Atlanta, Georgia market. Both communities opened in the fourth quarter of 2015 and are leasing well. The Arbor Company manages the portfolio. Read More »

Another $200,000+ transaction

We have written recently about a drop in the average price (on a price per unit basis) for seniors housing transactions from its all-time high in 2014. However, in the midst of some very low transaction prices (one as low as $11,200 per unit/bed), there have been seven deals since the beginning of August with a price above $200,000 per unit. One of them was the acquisition of a 145-unit assisted living community in Park Ridge, Illinois by Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH) for approximately $32 million, or $220,700 per unit. Originally built as a hotel and then converted to senior living, the new owners plan to convert 14 AL units into 20 memory care units in a separate wing. The buyer also... Read More »