Transactions & Financings: Asbury Communities’ $96M Bond Refinancing; LTC’s AL Acquisitions

HJ Sims closes $96M financing package for Asbury Communities HJ Sims closed on a $96.12 million bond refinancing for Asbury Communities’ senior housing communities in Pennsylvania: Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg; and Springhill in Erie. Sims assisted Asbury the communities’ outstanding Series 2010 Bonds on their first optional redemption date of January 1. Sims successfully priced […]

Entrepreneurs Bring Google, Med Tech Experience to New Active Adult Model

Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are working to bring a new model of active adult senior living to the market, featuring a pocket neighborhood design and tech-enabled operations. They developed their concept with advice from senior living veterans, including Sunrise Senior Living Co-Founder Paul Klaasen, and have now secured their first site. The startup, called Cantina […]

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 CEO Touts Expanding Health System Initiatives, Teases ‘Welltower Living’ Brand

Welltower is moving forward on all cylinders with its strategy of closely aligning senior housing with health systems. In addition to a recently announced relationship with Jefferson Health, the real estate investment trust (REIT) is in the process of working closely with Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania, CEO Thomas DeRosa said Wednesday at the J.P. Morgan […]

Brandywine CEO: ‘Full-Risk Environment’ Demands New Capital Structures, Innovative Operations

Senior living operators are in a “full-risk environment” due to oversupply, labor and other headwinds, and this is leading to necessary disruption in how capital structures are designed, Brandywine Living Founder and CEO Brenda Bacon believes. Specifically, her own experience in leading Brandywine has led her to reverse her position on RIDEA. As an entrepreneur, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]