• 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 »
CBRE Returns for Two More Financings

CBRE Returns for Two More Financings

The closings keep on coming for the team of Aron Will, Austin Sacco and Tim Root from CBRE National Senior Housing, which just announced two financings totaling nearly $50 million. The team first arranged $4 million in supplemental financing on behalf of Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) for its 160-unit senior living community in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two years ago, CBRE had originated the original $13.5 million in acquisition financing for the property. Featuring both independent living and assisted living services, the community has been operated by CPF’s subsidiary Grace Management since the deal. Provided through Fannie Mae, the non-recourse loan came with a seven-year, fixed-rate term and... Read More »
CIT Helps Refinance Florida Assisted Living Portfolio

CIT Helps Refinance Florida Assisted Living Portfolio

CIT Group, through its Healthcare Finance business, served as sole lead arranger for a $64 million loan used to refinance three assisted living communities in Florida owned by the borrower, Virtus Real Estate Capital. Totaling more than 350 AL and memory care units, the properties are located in Clermont, Stuart and Tavares, Florida. That comes out to over $180,000 per unit in financing. Not bad for these central Florida locations. Read More »
Chicago Assisted Living Community In Lease-Up Sells To Joint Venture

Chicago Assisted Living Community In Lease-Up Sells To Joint Venture

A newly-opened and quickly-stabilizing assisted living community in the affluent Chicago suburb of Prospect Heights, Illinois sold with the help of Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner and Timothy Hosmer of Cushman & Wakefield. Developed in May 2017 by a joint venture between Oz Real Estate, Grandbrier Senior Living and Pathway to Living (the operator), the community features 69 assisted living and 32 memory care units. Three of the MC units featured a shared shower space between two residents, with each resident having their own bathroom and vanity. Lease-up was strong (averaging over five net move-ins per month), and by the time of the sale it was just under 70% occupied. With the current... Read More »

Constructing in Chicagoland

Aron Will of CBRE National Senior Housing arranged a pair of construction loans on behalf of a joint venture between Pathway Senior Living and Virtus Real Estate Capital to build two senior living communities. First, the joint venture will build a $34.4 million community in Westmont, Illinois with 75 assisted living units and 34 memory care units to be financed with a $24.075 million loan. And second is a $26.2 million project with 120 assisted living units in Lake Zurich, Illinois funded by $18.313 million in construction financing. Both floating rate loans feature four-year terms with 36 months of interest only and were placed with a regional bank. Pathway will manage the two properties... Read More »