• 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 »
  • Looking for Answers in the Lending Market: A Q&A with Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors

    To get a sense of what is going on in the capital markets in this immediate post-COVID-19 world, we turned to Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors for his own thoughts.   How has the lending environment changed from the beginning of the second quarter to now?  Overall, there is less debt capital available than there was prior to the COVID-19 crisis. ... Read More »
Newmark Closes Out 2019 With A Bang

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. In the largest transaction, Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender sold a portfolio of three Discovery Senior Living-operated assets on behalf of Kayne Anderson. The three communities with 483 units are located in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware and average about 45% independent living, 34% assisted living and 21% memory care units. Overall occupancy is a solid 94%. The buyer was Partners Group, an international... Read More »
CBRE’s “Triple-A” Acquisition Financing

CBRE’s “Triple-A” Acquisition Financing

Aron Will, Austin Sacco and Adam Mincberg of CBRE helped arrange acquisition financing on behalf of Angelo Gordon & Co. and Auctus Capital Partners to purchase an assisted living/memory care community in Oakland, California. Located in the affluent submarket of Rockridge, this 148-unit community was originally built in 1981 but recently underwent two multimillion-dollar renovations which have made it a top competitor in the area. The first renovation in 2013 converted 30 assisted living units into a dedicated memory care wing, and the second renovation in 2016 (at $4.8 million) saw updates made to the interior and exterior common areas, amenities, units and landscaping. On top of that,... Read More »
The Gold Standard A Bit Tarnished

The Gold Standard A Bit Tarnished

A scathing article from The Washington Post discloses quality problems at HCR ManorCare before its sale to Welltower and ProMedica Health System. For those of you who missed the Thanksgiving weekend article from the Washington Post about poor care at HCR ManorCare’s nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, well, why ruin a great weekend? All kidding aside, it did not portray HCR ManorCare in a very good light, citing numerous cases of poor care and lack of staffing. But I am not sure if they were attacking HCR ManorCare itself, or The Carlyle Group, which owned the company at the time and did the $6 billion sale/leaseback which financially strangled them. Granted, most of the events cited in... Read More »
CBRE Completes Kennewick Recap

CBRE Completes Kennewick Recap

Switching around lending partners, a joint venture between Bourne Financial Group and Cascadia Senior Living recapitalized and refinanced their 138-unit assisted living/memory care property in Kennewick, Washington, with the help of CBRE’s Aron Will. The memory care portion was completed in 2015, with the assisted living finished in 2016, and since then, both acuities have quickly stabilized. The property is considered to be very high quality for the area and includes amenities like restaurant-style dining, cafes, putting greens, yoga and fitness studios, Wii bowling and movie theaters. To recapitalize the property, Mr. Will secured a $26.35 million loan, with a seven-year, fixed-rate term... Read More »
Quality Care Properties and HCR ManorCare One Step Closer

Quality Care Properties and HCR ManorCare One Step Closer

While the financial deterioration of HCR ManorCare continues, at least there was some good news in the past few weeks that may result in an agreement between it and its landlord, Quality Care Properties. Apparently, the DOJ has filed a notice to dismiss its case against HCRMC which was filed in April 2015 relating to alleged false claims for Medicare reimbursement. The consensus had been that HCRMC should just settle because the legal costs were high and it is often very hard to win against the government. But the ManorCare half of the company was well known back in the early 2000s for rarely settling liability claims from the drive-by trial attorneys, especially in Florida, so many of... Read More »