• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Twin Light Capital Acquires in Florida

Twin Light Capital Acquires in Florida

After completing its first acquisition in Minnesota, a 13-property assisted living portfolio, Twin Light Capital headed south and recently closed on a smaller community in Florida. But as they say, it is all about location. Twin Light, a private equity investment management firm that focuses on seniors housing and care, purchased Hudson Manor Assisted Living in the Davis Islands neighborhood of Tampa, Florida.   The island (it used to be two islands that some landfill turned into one) has a population of just 6,000, but Hudson Manor gets about 50% of its residents from the island and 50% from south Tampa. It is a relatively posh area (Tom Brady just bought a house there as he joins the... Read More »
Twin Light Capital Makes Debut Investment

Twin Light Capital Makes Debut Investment

Newly formed Twin Light Capital completed the acquisition of 11 seniors housing communities and two development sites in Minnesota. The existing properties have 291 units with 398 licensed beds, and the two development sites have a total of 22.7 acres in Duluth and Fergus Falls. The acquired portfolio includes the Keystone Bluffs assisted living community in Duluth plus 10 Diamond Willow assisted living and memory care communities located throughout the state. The markets these communities are located in have a higher percentage of the elderly than the state as a whole. Full Circle Senior Living will continue to operate the portfolio for Twin Light. Sam Dendrinos and Kloie McCann of CIBC... Read More »