Health Care REIT Acquires 10 Skilled Nursing Facilities in $174 Million Deal

Griffin-American Health Care REIT II (formerly known as Grubb & Ellis) announced this week it has acquired 10 skilled nursing facilities and an additional medical office building for a total of $174.3 million. The properties span five southern states and comprise a total of 1,364 beds added to the healthcare REIT’s portfolio.

The skilled nursing facilities range in size from 20,000 square feet to 77,000 square feet for a total of 454,000 square feet. The 10 facilities are master leased through 2027 by affiliates of Wellington Healthcare Services LP, the company reported.

“These properties are each an ideal fit for the clinical healthcare acquisition strategy of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II,” said Danny Prosky, president and chief operating officer. “We focus on institutional-grade healthcare facilities that are accretive to our bottom line, that support our investor distribution, and that are likely to add the highest value to our nationwide portfolio. These acquisitions meet each of those requirements.”


The properties are located in Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana and Alabama. The REIT financed the acquisition through the assumption of nine separate U.S. Housing and Urban Development loans totaling $70.5 million, the assumption of a $12.7 million loan with Capital Funding Group, $38.4 million in borrowings under its line of credit with Bank of America, N.A., $20.0 million in borrowings under its line of credit with KeyBank, as well as net cash proceeds received from its offering.

The 10 skilled nursing facilities are:

  • Bell Minor Facility: 2200 Old Hamilton Place NE, Gainesville, Ga. A single-story, 104-bed property totaling 39,000 square feet.
  • Buckhead Facility: 2920 Pharr Court South, Atlanta. A five-story, 220-bed property totaling 77,000 square feet.
  • Millington Facility: 5081 Easley St., Millington, Tenn. A single-story, 85-bed property totaling 33,000 square feet.
  • New London Facility: 2020 McGee Road, Snellville, Ga. A single-story, 144-bed property totaling 45,000 square feet.
  • Parkway Facility: 200 South Parkway West, Memphis, Tenn. A single-story, 120-bed property totaling 38,000 square feet.
  • Riverside Facility: 5100 West St., Covington, Ga. A single-story, 158-bed property totaling 42,000 square feet.
  • Rockdale Facility: 1510 Renaissance Drive, Conyers, Ga. A single-story, 102-bed property totaling 48,000 square feet.
  • Sea Breeze Facility: 550 Congress St., Mobile, Ala. A three-story, 120-bed property totaling 46,000 square feet.
  • Shreveport Facility: 1736 Irving Place, Shreveport, La. A four-story, 227-bed property totaling 66,000 square feet.
  • Westminster Facility: 560 St. Charles Ave. NE, Atlanta. A two-story, 84-bed property totaling 20,000 square feet.

Written by Elizabeth Ecker


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