Middle-Market Plays to Reshape Senior Living Acquisition Activity, Prices

Robust senior housing acquisition activity is likely to continue into 2020, driven by the continued low interest rate environment as well as the increased focus on middle-market products and the creation of multi-brand portfolios. That middle-market focus is also driving more interest from big players in secondary and tertiary markets, which are friendlier to this […]

Carillon Assisted Living Exits 7 More Communities, Cadence Assumes Operations

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Cadence Living has taken over operations for a seven-property, 402-unit senior living portfolio in North Carolina owned by Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III. The assisted living and memory care portfolio was previously operated by Raleigh, North Carolina-based Carillon Assisted Living. Carillon also recently exited a nine-property portfolio owned by Chicago-based real estate investment trust […]

29 Former Atrium Communities Sold Out of Receivership

In September 2018, 33 properties operated by Little Falls, New Jersey-based Atrium Health and Senior Living went into receivership. Following recent transactions, those properties have now all been either closed or sold. North Shore Health Care — based in the Milwaukee suburb of Glendale, Wisconsin — has acquired 22 of the communities. Of these, 16 […]

Transactions & Financings: CBRE’s $615M November; Watermark Grows with Acquisition

Berkadia completes $159M in recent senior housing deals Berkadia’s Senior Housing & Healthcare Group closed on the following senior housing transactions, totaling $158.9 million in transaction value: — Senior Directors Ed Williams and Rafael Nobo arranged a $107.6 million Fannie Mae master credit facility for eight independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in […]

Eclipse Takes Over Operations of 9-Property, Ventas-Owned Portfolio

One of the largest senior living operators in the United States has gained further scale by taking over the management of a nine-property assisted living and memory care portfolio. Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Eclipse Senior Living assumed management of the communities effective Dec. 1. All the properties are located in North Carolina and will be under […]

New Owner/Operator Cedar Communities Ramps Up Dealmaking, Aims to Double Size in 2020

Cedar Communities, a recently formed senior living private equity firm and operating company, has been busy. Since July, Cedar has acquired five communities, providing momentum for further growth in 2020. Cedar was founded a little over two years ago and is building a portfolio of “boutique-sized” facilities in the U.S. Southeast, co-founder and Managing Director […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s $850M JV; Acts Acquires New Corporate HQ

Welltower, Invesco Announce $850M Joint Venture Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and global real estate manger Invesco Real Estate (“Invesco”) announced an $850 million joint venture partnership comprising a portfolio of 35 medical office buildings spanning 2.6 million square feet. The portfolio was previously wholly owned by Welltower. The properties are 100% affiliated with health systems […]

Invesque Expedites Operator Transitions, Issues Positive 2021 Senior Housing Forecast

After a whirlwind of acquisition activity in 2019, Invesque (TSX: IVQ U) is winding down the year with an eye on maximizing the value of its expanded senior housing portfolio in 2020 through improved operations, selective paring of assets, and holding options to consolidate most of its portfolio into master leases. The Toronto-based real estate […]

Risk Aversion Holding Back Nonprofit Senior Living, Despite Affiliation Trends

Nonprofit senior living providers have shown an increased appetite for growth through affiliation and expanding existing campuses in recent years. Yet an aversion to risk born out of the post-2008 economic downturn has the sector trailing its for-profit peers. These trends are on display in the 16th annual LZ 200 list of top nonprofit providers […]

CareTrust Prunes Portfolio in Q3, With Eye Toward 2020 Growth

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) has spent most of 2019 doing some “spring cleaning” of its portfolio of long-term care facilities — including its senior housing assets — and focused on restructuring its portfolio and transitioning operators in the third quarter with an eye toward future growth in 2020 and beyond. “After five years, a lot […]