• Q2 Senior Care M&A Falls To Seven-Year Low

    Well, we can’t say we aren’t surprised. COVID-19 and the economic ramifications stemming from social distancing and quarantine measures took a toll on seniors housing and care M&A, leaving the sector with just 59 publicly announced transactions in the second quarter. Back in early April, we said the second quarter’s deal total would... Read More »
  • Senior Living Investment Brokerage Announces Four Closings

    The floodgates opened at Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Just as we entered July, the firm announced four closings for three skilled nursing facilities and a memory care community. Jason Punzel, Brad Goodsell and Vince Viverito first represented a local owner/operator in their sale of a 59-unit memory care community in Springfield, Oregon... Read More »
  • Blueprint Handles Large Pacific Northwest Disposition

    Amy Sitzman, Dan Mahoney and Blake Bozett of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors handled the sale of eight small assisted living communities divided evenly between Washington and Oregon. News of the deal came out in June with two separate acquisition financing announcements from JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital, the first for the Oregon... Read More »
  • Returning Home To Assisted Living

    After being pulled out of her assisted living community because of the pandemic, a mother asks to return “home.” In the June issue of The SeniorCare Investor we wrote about how an industry professional lost the argument with his younger sister about moving their mother out of her assisted living community and into the sister’s home.... Read More »
  • Fairstead Acquires Another Section 8 Senior Apartment Community

    It’s been less than a month since Fairstead, a fully-integrated real estate firm focused on the development, acquisition and operation of affordable and mixed-income housing, purchased a 123-unit affordable senior apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida. But, the firm is doubling down on its strategy and acquired another complex in South Florida. ... Read More »
National Health Investors Growing Yet Again

National Health Investors Growing Yet Again

Continuing its buying streak, National Health Investors added five new memory care communities and a new tenant relationship to its growing portfolio. The LaSalle Group developed these communities, located in Texas and Illinois with 223 total units, under the Autumn Leaves brand of stand-alone memory care communities. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that name, as Autumn Leaves seemed to open a new community every other week in 2014/2015, concentrating in the Texas and Illinois markets. The openings keep coming too. Just this month, the operator opened its first South Carolina community in Greenville. There are two more projects scheduled to open in that state in the next two years,... Read More »

Hunt and Healthcare

Entering the senior living/healthcare lending market, Hunt Mortgage Group closed its first transaction in that sector with an $8.85 million refinance loan for a 50-bed memory care community in Rockwall, Texas through its new balance sheet lending platform launched earlier this year. Jim Neil, Director of Healthcare Lending at Hunt, was the originator while Jenifer Williams led the underwriting team on the transaction. On the receiving end of this loan was The LaSalle Group, the developer of the prolific Autumn Leaves® brand of assisted living/memory care with 27 existing communities and 15 under construction. Its community in Rockwall opened in 2011 and stabilized by mid-2013. But when a... Read More »

It may be spring, but Autumn Leaves are burgeoning

One week before The LaSalle Group broke ground on its ninth memory-care community in suburban Chicago, the company celebrated the grand opening of its second memory care community in the Atlanta area. On May 1, Autumn Leaves of Towne Lake— a 28,000 square-foot, $9.8 million community located in Woodstock, Georgia, about 30 miles north of Atlanta—opened with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Towne Lake community will provide specialized services to 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or memory impairment. Then on May 7, Autumn Leaves of Arlington Heights, located 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, had its official groundbreaking ceremony. The Arlington... Read More »