Grandbridge Provides Permanent Refinancing

Grandbridge Provides Permanent Refinancing

Speaking of backyards, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital arranged $35 million in Freddie Mac financing for a one-year old assisted living and memory care community in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 10-year, fixed-rate loan has a 30-year amortization. The community is located a mile from our main office. The property was developed by The Shelter Group and its affiliate, Brightview Senior Living, is the manager. We know it well because we had a tour when it opened and attended the first open house. It was built on a very tight piece of land, but they were able to take advantage of the topography for some unique outdoor areas. We assume it is at or close to stabilization otherwise Freddie Mac would... Read More »
New Owner For New Pond Village

New Owner For New Pond Village

Benchmark Senior Living, the largest seniors housing provider in the Northeast, just added its fourth CCRC, and 54th overall location, to its impressive portfolio. In a partnership with investment firm Farallon Capital Management, Benchmark acquired New Pond Village, a 199-unit entrance-fee CCRC in Walpole, Massachusetts (Boston MSA), for an undisclosed price. Built in 1992, it currently features 167 independent living and 32 assisted living units. The 90-bed skilled nursing facility was split off from the community in the mid-1990s, but residents at the CCRC have a priority admissions agreement with the SNF. This transaction comes 13 years after the seller, The Shelter Group, originally... Read More »
Connecticut CCRC Changes Hands

Connecticut CCRC Changes Hands

A large for-profit CCRC in North Branford, Connecticut recently sold. Purchased in 2006 by a joint venture between The Shelter Group and Herbert J. Sims & Company for $72 million, 10 years later it sold for approximately $69.5 million. National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) was the buyer, and its all-in acquisition cost was about $74 million, which included closing costs, various escrows/deposits, and other fees. The CCRC, which has 227 independent living units, 22 assisted living units and 50 skilled nursing beds, was originally developed in the early-1990s in two phases on 88 acres. Occupancy had been on an upward trend and was just over 88% in 2015. NHI will be leasing the community... Read More »