• 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 »
Blueprint’s Good Samaritan Sale

Blueprint’s Good Samaritan Sale

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a not-for-profit owner/operator, sold three of its skilled nursing campuses in northwest Illinois, near the Iowa border. Totaling 214 skilled nursing beds and 65 independent living/senior apartment units, the portfolio was well maintained and boasted good local reputations. The buyer will look to manage expenses and boost operational synergies to improve their performance. Plus, the new operator, Allure Healthcare Services, has plenty of experience with rural skilled nursing facilities in the area, which should certainly help. Amy Sitzman and Michael Segal of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the transaction on behalf of Good... Read More »
Blueprint Represents Good Samaritan In Arizona Sale

Blueprint Represents Good Samaritan In Arizona Sale

Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society exited two of its senior care facilities in the Phoenix area with the help of Amy Sitzman of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. If this deal looks familiar, it’s because The Ensign Group announced early in the May that it was the buyer of the two campuses. Built in various stages from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, the properties included a Peoria campus with 150 skilled nursing beds and 70 independent living units, and a Mesa campus with 58 SN beds, 88 IL units and 18 assisted living beds. Good Samaritan had recently invested several million dollars in renovations and maintained four- or five-star... Read More »
Blueprint Represents Good Samaritan In Arizona Sale

Blueprint Closes Two Large Skilled Nursing Deals

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors closed a couple of sales in the Old Northwest. First, Amy Sitzman and Michael Segal represented Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in the not-for-profit’s sale of three Wisconsin skilled nursing facilities. Considered to be non-core, these facilities feature 162 skilled nursing beds, 19 independent living units and 12 age-restricted apartments. They were originally built in 1960s but had maintained a good reputation. In addition, occupancy and quality mix were strong, but despite high per-resident-day revenues, expenses ran too high. Expense management will be the job of the new owner/operator, which is... Read More »
HJ Sims Helps Out New North Dakota Joint Venture

HJ Sims Helps Out New North Dakota Joint Venture

HJ Sims helped finance a couple of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior care and health care in the country in order to team up and combine their services in the Bismarck/Mandan area of North Dakota. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (ELGSS), which currently operates over 224 senior living and care communities, and Sanford Health, the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system with 45 hospitals and 289 other locations, each operate skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the Bismarck area. In addition, Sanford Health operates an acute care hospital in the city. So, the organizations decided to form a joint venture to operate the facilities in the... Read More »