Blueprint Handles Two More REIT Sales

Blueprint Handles Two More REIT Sales

The closings keep coming from Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, as the firm has announced a series of acquisitions in the last couple weeks of the year, mainly for publicly-traded REIT clients. Ben Firestone, Michael Segal, Alex Florea and Scott Frazier first teamed up to sell an assisted living/memory care community in Escondido, California (an affluent suburb of San Diego). Previously owned by an LLC affiliated with Ventas, the community was originally built in 1986 and expanded with a new independent living building in 2006. Initially, the community offered a full spectrum of care from independent living to skilled nursing. However, the new IL building was converted to... Read More »
Of Ventas, Welltower and NIC

Of Ventas, Welltower and NIC

I know as one gets older, confusion can become more common. And today, I am a little confused about the state of the senior living industry. -Sponsored by The Senior Care Acquisition Reports   NIC MAP has reported that maybe we have hit bottom in the third quarter, and that new construction starts are starting to decline, even though new openings remain high. Assisted living occupancy, while posting a small sequential increase, still remains far too low to get excited, but bottoming out would be welcome news. Then, Ventas reported its third quarter earnings, painting a not-so-pretty picture. Their RIDEA operating portfolio has not been performing well, posting a 5.0% decline in... Read More »
Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values

Dissecting the Jump in Average Assisted Living Values

It’s amazing the difference that one deal can make. We are talking about Welltower’s $1.76 billion sale of its entire Benchmark Senior Living portfolio to KKR and its impact on the average private per assisted living unit sold in the most recent four quarters. That sale, which came in at $425,400 per unit across the 48 properties, pushed the sector’s weighted average up to $252,900 per unit, a 23% increase from the most recent four-quarter period ($205,900 per unit) and 36% from calendar year 2018 ($186,400 per unit), according to The Seniors Housing Acquisition & Investment Report. We should note that this average is likely to change as more deals from 2019 float to the surface, and... Read More »
Ventas Reports Third Quarter Results

Ventas Reports Third Quarter Results

Ventas’ third quarter results are in and were less than optimal for its seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP). Comparing the third quarter of 2019 with the same quarter in 2018, same-store cash NOI for its SHOP fell by 5.0%. Occupancy figures were not pretty either, with the quarter ending approximately 115 basis points lower than the end of the third quarter of 2018. The average third quarter occupancy compared with the average of Q3:18 was a less drastic 70-basis point drop. The company acknowledged that overbuilding in some markets led to price competition and pressure on revenues (a refreshingly honest admission when compared with other public companies), which contributed to the... Read More »
Oxford Living Acquires Another Ontario Portfolio

Oxford Living Acquires Another Ontario Portfolio

Institutional investment and development firm Oxford Capital Group, together with its joint venture partner, has made a large investment in the Canadian seniors housing sector, acquiring a portfolio of six private pay communities located throughout Ontario. These communities provide both independent living and supportive living services throughout the 645 total units. They are located in Toronto, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Kitchener and Guelph, and join Oxford’s nine other communities in Ontario (all acquired in just the last nine months). Oxford made the acquisition through its affiliate Oxford Living in a joint venture with New York-based insurance and investment firm, Starr Insurance... Read More »