Senior Housing Finance Activity: Ventas, Cambridge, Lancaster Pollard, More

Ventas Sells $925 Million of Senior Notes

Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) subsidiaries Ventas Realty, Limited Partnership and Ventas Capital Corporation recently announced the issuance and sale of $700 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.00% senior notes due 2018 and $225 million principal amount of their 3.25% senior notes due 2022. View the 8-K

Cambridge Closes $10.8 Million Loan for Fla. Senior Care Community

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Cambridge Realty Capital Companies recently closed a $10.8 million loan to refinance Hawthorne Inn of Ocala, a 156-bed skilled nursing and assisted living facility in Ocala, Fla.

The fully-amortized, 30-year term loan was refinanced for the borrower using HUD’s Section 232/223(f) funding program and underwritten by Cambridge Realty Capital Ltd. of Illinois. 

Lancaster Pollard Obtains $14.3 Million Loan for Neb. Senior Care Facility

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Lancaster Pollard recently obtained a $14.3 million loan to refinance Hillcrest Health & Rehabilitation, a Bellevue, Neb. senior care facility built in the 1960s and owned by Hillcrest Health Systems.

Hillcrest used the FHA-insured HUD Section 232/223(f) program to complete the financing, which allows for a refinance with moderate repairs and improvements of up to 15% of appraised value. The loan has a 35-year term that allows Hillcrest to meet its goals of improving the facility. The owner was able to finance a $3.2 million renovation and expansion, and will also benefit from debt service savings of more than $275,000 per year. 

The renovation and expansion project includes a new outpatient rehabilitation area, additional private rooms, and other improvements. 

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Cain Brothers Arranges $9 Million Loan for Calif. ALF

Cain Brothers Funding recently arranged an $8,976,000 taxable loan insured under the FHA Section 232/223(f) LEAN program for Eskaton Village Placerville, a 64-unit assisted living facility in Northern California. 

The proceeds of the loan were used to retire existing bonds. The loan has an interest rate of 2.45% for 35 years. 

Cambridge Provides $12.9 Million Loan to Refinance Ill. Senior Care Center

Cambridge Realty Capital Companies has closed a $12.9 million FHA-approved HUD loan to refinance Renaissance Care Center, a 190-bed skilled nursing and pediatrics facility in Canton, Ill. 

The fully-amortized, 37.6-year term loan was used to refinance the borrower using the HUD Section 232/223(a)(7) funding program and was underwritten by Cambridge Realty Capital Ltd. of Illinois. 

Ziegler Closes $64 Million Financing for Nonprofit Senior Services Corporation

Ziegler recently closed a $64,160,000 fixed-rate, Series 2012 Bond issue for Episcopal Communities & Services for Seniors, a California not-for-profit corporation serving seniors in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Pasadena-headquartered corporation owns two continuing care retirement communities (which comprise the Obligated Group), The Canterbury in Rancho Palos Verdes, and The Covington, in Aliso Viejo. 

The Series 2012 Bonds are being issued to refund prior Series 2002 Bonds insured by Cal-Mortgage; fund a debt service reserve; and pay certain costs of issuance. This most recent financing is driven by a desire to create a corporate and capital structure that will facilitate future growth while minimizing current capital costs, as well as to generate annual cash flow savings. 

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