Senior Housing Finance Activity: Ziegler, Arbor, Cushman & Wakefield, Greystone

Ziegler Secures $145 Million for Emerald Communities’ Heron’s Key Ziegler, a specialty investment bank and one of the nation’s leading underwriters for not-for-profit senior living provider financing, secured $145 million in financing for Heron’s Key in Gig Harbor, Washington. Heron’s Key is “life care retirement community” that will hold 194 independent living units and 45 […]

HUD Makes Big Push For LGBT Seniors Housing Initiative

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups are joining forces with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create a new campaign to address the housing needs of LGBT seniors nationwide. The initiative includes plans to maximize housing opportunities, improve policy and cultural awareness and strengthen anti-discrimination protection for older LGBT people. Additional details […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for September, Part III

Mainstreet Names 5 New Staff Members to Join Growing Team Carmel, Indiana-based Mainstreet, the nation’s largest developer of post-acute health care properties, has announced five new members will join its team. Michael Klingl has joined Mainstreet as a development director. Klingl most recently worked for GreenbergFarrow in Chicago, where he served as a senior development manager for more […]

Senior Living Faces Danger in Lack of Resident Background Checks

Senior living operators are behind the curve on several important standard procedures that have long been deemed the norm in the housing industry, experts say. The growing senior housing space, which many say is still in its infancy relative to other property types, has a lot left to learn from other housing players, including the […]

New HUD 232 Handbook Makes Senior Housing Loans Easier

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new handbook covering the Section 232 Healthcare Mortgage Insurance Program, which features the LEAN processing system. The handbook, issued May 22, is intended to be a one-stop-shop guide to the Section 232 program, covering all aspects of production and asset management. The new guide […]

Most Popular News of the Week: Redefining Senior Living Dining

In case you missed it… here are the top five headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week. Dished: Grind Dining Redefines Menus in Memory Care—In SHN’s very own Dished series, we covered what one food-focused duo is doing to improve menus—and the overall dining experience—in memory care. Meet Grind Dining. Senior Living Developers Find Big […]

Uptick in Nonprofit Senior Housing Sales to For-Profit Buyers

A HUD lender is seeing a post-recession uptick in not-for-profit senior housing sales to for-profit buyers as organizations turn their focus to core assets that most strongly align with their missions. For nonprofits left in a more precarious financial situation by the Great Recession, selling non-core assets is a strategy for maximizing capital that can […]

Senior Housing Loans Racing Through HUD With Queue at Zero

The infamous queue of applications for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s senior housing and healthcare finance programs has been dissolved, and timelines for new applications are zipping through up to 10 times faster than before.  Two to three years ago, it could take a year—or longer—to have a HUD Section 232 application picked […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Berkadia, RED Capital, HHC Finance

Berkadia Secures $44 Million for N.Y. Skilled Nursing Facilities Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently arranged $43.9 million of financing for two skilled nursing facilities located in Nassau County and Dutchess County, N.Y. Vice President Jay Healy of Berkadia’s Seniors Housing and Healthcare group worked with the owner of both properties to secure the fixed-rate financing. […]