Ventas Doubles Down on Canadian Seniors Housing Market

The Big-3 REITs are back as buyers, with Ventas making the biggest splash of them all by acquiring 31 senior living communities in Quebec for approximately C$2.4 billion, or US$1.8 billion. Made in an 85/15% partnership with the in-place operator, Le Groupe Maurice, the acquisition is expected to generate compound annual NOI growth of 4% […]

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Elmcroft Senior Living Portfolio Completes Transition

Ventas has officially transitioned management of its Elmcroft portfolio to newly-formed Eclipse Senior Living. It is now official. The operations of the Elmcroft Senior Living portfolio of 76 properties, with the real estate owned by Ventas, has officially been transferred to Kai Hsiao’s new company, Eclipse Senior Living. Ventas has acquitted a 34% interest in Eclipse, with the […]

Legacy Tenant Capital Structures Create REIT Turmoil

It all started when HCP, Inc. completed a series of rent negotiations with HCR ManorCare, but to no avail. It just wasn’t enough for a long-term solution, and they ended up spinning the HCRMC portfolio into a new entity (Quality Care Properties) that was supposed to be a REIT but may end up not being […]

Good News from Brookdale and Capital Senior Living

Finally, we have had some good news from the two largest publicly traded senior living companies, Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living. Let’s just say, it has been a long time coming. Capital Senior Living reported a sequential increase in occupancy of 30 basis points in the third quarter, an increase that was continuing […]

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REITs Having Trouble With Seniors Housing

We have heard more about REITs and their skilled nursing troubles, but LTC Properties‘ announcement a month ago has been followed by a much larger seniors housing problem at Ventas. At first, everyone thought it was the skilled nursing sector that was going to give the healthcare REITs heartburn. After all, that was the sector […]

Kindred Healthcare Sells SNF Division To BlueMountain

Kindred Healthcare announced an agreement to sell 89 skilled nursing facilities with 11,308 beds and seven assisted living communities with 380 licensed beds for $700 million, or $59,890 per bed. In today’s world, that can be considered cheap, since it is nearly 40% below the average price paid per bed in 2016, but there is […]

What Do The REITs Know?

When the Big Three healthcare REITs (Ventas, HCP and Welltower) largely divested their skilled nursing portfolios in the past few years, it prompted questions about the industry’s health. The exodus was kicked off in August 2015 by Ventas, which spun out most its skilled nursing/post-acute care portfolio into a separate REIT, Care Capital Properties (which […]

Koelsch Communities Expands Relationship with Ventas

Since its start in 1958, Olympia, Washington-based Koelsch Communities has grown its portfolio to 22 communities located in seven states. The company is also ratcheting up its expansion efforts in the next couple of years, with eight new seniors housing communities slated for completion in four states by 2018. Fueling this growth has been Koelsch’s […]