• Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
  • Looking for Answers in the Lending Market: A Q&A with Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors

    To get a sense of what is going on in the capital markets in this immediate post-COVID-19 world, we turned to Alec Blanc of Monarch Advisors for his own thoughts.   How has the lending environment changed from the beginning of the second quarter to now?  Overall, there is less debt capital available than there was prior to the COVID-19 crisis. ... Read More »
National Health Investors Announces Acquisitions

National Health Investors Announces Acquisitions

National Health Investors wasted no time in making news this 2020. The REIT first announced that it was the buyer in Evans Senior Investments’ latest deal in Minnesota. Built in 2011 next to a lake about 20 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, the 48-unit assisted living/memory care community was previously owned by Coventry Senior Living and operated by Ebenezer. They left it in good shape, with occupancy around 90% and more than 80% of its census derived from private pay residents. In the trailing-12 months, it was also bringing in more than $660,000 in EBITDAR on more than $3.0 million of revenues, a healthy figure that also offers some room for improvement. NHI, with 41... Read More »
NHI Finances CCRC Expansion Project in Phoenix

NHI Finances CCRC Expansion Project in Phoenix

The Phoenix, Arizona market has been a hotbed of senior living construction activity thanks to its rapidly growing retiree population, and a large CCRC catering to high-income residents is looking to capture part of that growth with an independent living expansion. Sagewood already has 316 independent living units, 44 assisted living units, 28 memory care units and 78 skilled nursing beds. Demand for independent living was strong (with the IL units fully occupied in 2018), so ownership decided to build a Phase II, which included 101 more units. It was clearly the right decision, as 96% of the new IL units are already presold, with entrance fees projected to average $700,000. Recently, the... Read More »

Handing over the reins

The joint venture owner of a 283-unit entrance fee CCRC in Brentwood, Tennessee recently reshuffled its ownership, with a minority stakeholder acquiring the 70% share from partner and co-developer, Westminster Capital. Back in 2007, Westminster, Harpeth Green Properties (the current buyer) and LCS developed the community on nearly 50 acres. It featured 217 independent living units, a 66-bed skilled nursing facility and a stand-alone adult day care building. Plus, an additional phase of development is scheduled to start sometime in the next year, and will include 97 more IL units, a 350-seat auditorium and an 11,000-square foot health center. LCS’s affiliate, Life Care Services, operates... Read More »