Transactions & Financings: Bridge Adds 4 Communities; Watermark Awarded $75M Credit Facility

BMO Harris provides $75M credit facility to Watermark, 2 Developers BMO Harris Bank’s Healthcare Real Estate Finance group closed on a syndicated $75 million senior facility to Largo Land Development and Watermark Retirement Communities to finance the construction of a 219-bed independent living, assisted living and memory care community and 64-unit 55-plus active adult community […]

Welltower, Jefferson Health JV Would Integrate Health System with Senior Housing

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is making further strides on health system partnerships, with senior housing playing a key part in the strategy. The Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate trust on Monday announced a memorandum of understanding with Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health to create a joint venture that may eventually include partnering on […]

Retail Giant Muji Joins Prefab Senior Housing Trend

Muji is joining the ranks of companies, including IKEA, looking to meet the demand for affordable senior housing through prefabrication. Based in Japan, Muji has grown from a retailer of home goods to an internationally recognized brand with more than 500 stores in urban centers such as New York City, where it also offers products […]

Senior Housing Occupancy Inches Up, Assisted Living Turns a Corner

Average senior housing occupancy inched forward in Q4 2019 to 88.1%, up 10 basis points from the previous quarter’s 88% rate, according to new data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  But a deeper dive into the data paints a richer picture, including a possible inflection point for assisted living, […]

Memory Care Pioneer Arden Courts Modernizes as Part of ProMedica, Welltower JV

When former President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in November 1994, clinical studies geared toward finding a cure for the disease were in their infancy, and long-term care facilities were mostly focused on treating residents in the early throes of cognitive decline. It was in this environment in which HCR ManorCare opened its […]

Transactions & Financings: ORIX-Hunt Real Estate Capital Merger; Diversified’s $103M Portfolio Sale

ORIX USA acquires Hunt Real Estate Capital ORIX Corporation USA completed its acquisition of Hunt Real Estate Capital, creating a commercial real estate finance platform with annual loan production in excess of $9 billion and a servicing portfolio of more than $40 billion. ORIX will combine Hunt into its existing brands, Lancaster Pollard and RED […]

Acts Names New President, CFO in Executive Team Shuffle

Acts Retirement-Life Communities has shuffled its executive team. The Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit senior living provider appointed Karen Christiansen president. Christiansen, who has been with Acts since 1996 and was most recently the operator’s CFO, succeeds Gerald Grant, who will remain as CEO. Succeeding Christiansen as CFO is Richard Winter, who has been with Acts […]

New Developer Journey Capital Brings Hospitality Expertise to Senior Housing

A new developer and owner is joining the growing ranks of hospitality veterans seeking similar success in senior living through a combination of prudent ground-up development, targeted acquisitions and partnerships with growing operators. Dallas-based Journey Capital owns two communities, has another two in development, and is expected to break ground on four more in 2020, […]

New Tech Helps Revera, Asbury, Carlton Meet Workforce Challenges

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology but still struggles to keep up with the pace of new advancements, as well as the costs involved with implementing technology. Still, forward-thinking providers are making significant technology investments that are bearing fruit. When asked to name the single tech implementation that has made the biggest positive […]

Transactions & Financings: Five Star Restructuring Complete; HJ Sims Arranges $219M Construction Financing

Cindat, Omega partner on $232M UK portfolio deal Chinese investment firm Cindat Capital Management entered into a joint venture with health care real estate investment trust, Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI), on a 49% stake in a 67-property senior housing portfolio in the United Kingdom from Irvine, California-based health care REIT, Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK). […]