Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: Care Trust REIT, LTC

CareTrust REIT Acquires Minn. Memory Care Facility for $7.2 Million  CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTRE) acquired Prelude at Woodbury, an upscale memory care facility in Woodbury, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb, for $7.2 million. The transaction was a sale-leaseback with Prelude Homes & Services, LLC, which developed the 30-bed facility in 2011 and has operated it since […]

Tapestry Brings Wireless Remote Monitoring to $100 Million Portfolio

Tapestry Senior Housing Management, LLC announced it is making an investment to install wireless remote monitoring technologies in a $100 million portfolio of senior living communities. Based in Minneapolis, the company manages a portfolio of more than $100 million in private pay senior living assets. Tapestry said it has chosen Healthsense to be its provider […]

[Update] Ventas to Acquire ARC Healthcare REIT in $2.6 Billion Deal

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced on Monday it’s acquiring American Realty Capital Healthcare REIT for $2.6 billion in stock and cash—making it the 6th largest real estate investment trust in the country. As part of the transaction, ARC Healthcare shares will be generally covered into a fixed number of Ventas shares, based upon a negotiated Ventas stock […]

Sunrise CEO Out After Only 5 Months, Winkle to Take Over

After only five months as chief executive officer of Sunrise Senior Living, Penny McIntyre is being replaced according to a statement from the operator. Announced the same day as the closing of the recapitalization of Sunrise by Revera Inc. and Health Care REIT, the board has chosen Chris Winkle to lead the company as chief […]

NY Times: Faith Based Senior Living Makes Comeback

After getting rocked by the downturn in the economy over the last few years, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are making a comeback, reports the New York Times.  While still a small portion of the overall market for senior living, CCRCs are seeing an increase in occupancy and development says Ziegler, an investment bank based in […]

Bloomberg TV: Bringing Innovation Back to Skilled Nursing

Bloomberg took a look at the future of skilled nursing and spoke with Zeke Turner, CEO of Mainstreet Property Group. The company has been successful creating higher end skilled nursing communities that have a similar feel to hotels. “We threw away the [traditional skilled nursing] designs and said, let’s start over and design something that […]

LCS Buys Encore Senior Living to Expand Beyond CCRC Business

LCS announced an agreement to acquire Encore Senior Living, a management company based in Portland, Ore. that operates nine communities across the country. Under the deal, Peter Muhlbach, Encore’s principal and several other key employees will join LCS and continue to manage the communities under the Encore brand. The acquisition becomes effective February 1, 2014, […]