Movers & Shakers: Watercrest, Heritage, Sweetbay

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Berkadia Bullish on Senior Housing After Its $1 Billion Day

One of the largest and priciest senior housing deals of the year has been Columbia Pacific Advisors’ acquisition of 79 Hawthorn Retirement Group properties, announced in June. That transaction also contributed to a banner day for Berkadia on Sept. 7, when the firm’s Seniors Housing and Healthcare Group closed more than $1 billion in financings. The […]

Movers & Shakers: Dominion Senior Living, Lifespace Communities

Dominion Senior Living Welcomes Five New Hires to Tennessee Community Knoxville, Tennessee-based Dominion Senior Living has welcomed five new members to its management team who will oversee the operations of its soon-to-be-opened Athens, Tennessee, community. Industry veteran Melissa Ingram brings 27 years of experience to her role as the community’s wellness director. She is adept […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Berkadia, Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $20 Million and $6.9 Million Loans for Senior Housing Projects in Florida, Wisconsin Bethesda, Maryland-based commercial real estate services and finance company Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) recently arranged a $6.9 million loan for William Booth Towers, a 15-story, 168-unit Section 8 apartment community in Orlando, Florida, that’s restricted to residents 62 years old […]

Senior Housing REITs to Ride Out the Storm of 2017

After a year marked by up-and-down transaction volume, senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be gearing up for a buying rebound in 2017—but don’t expect them to acquire Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). That’s one prediction for what the year ahead will hold for the big three health care REITs, Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), […]

3 Reasons For Optimism In Senior Housing Finance in 2017

Senior housing players have some reasons to be optimistic about financing looking toward the year ahead. The positive outlook stems from the Trump administration’s talk of deregulation, along with interest rate action and real estate investment trust (REIT) activity. Another outcome that may have an impact on senior housing finance, which will remain to be […]

Why a Senior Housing ‘Rough Patch’ Will Not Derail RIDEA

Challenges facing the senior housing sector likely will eat into communities’ net operating income, but this may not deter real estate investment trusts (REITs) from continuing to pursue RIDEA transactions. “…There has been an ongoing shift among health care REITs to acquire higher quality properties in operating ownership structures, which has had a profound impact […]

Chinese Firm to Buy Stake in Canadian Provider for Reported $744 Million

Chinese investors have played major roles in recent blockbuster senior housing deals in the United States, and now the action is spreading north of the border. Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group is poised to buy a majority stake in Vancouver-based Retirement Concepts for a reported $744 million. While confirming the deal is underway, Retirement Concepts has […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Grandbridge, Lancaster Pollard

Grandbridge Facilitates Funding of $125 Million Seniors Housing Portfolio Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Seniors Housing and Healthcare Finance Group recently facilitated the purchase of a $125 million seniors housing portfolio secured by four independent living seniors housing communities in four states. Funding for the assumption and supplemental loans was funded via Fannie Mae’s DUS® Seniors […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: HFF, Capital Funding Group

HFF secures $41.5 Million Financing for Seniors Housing Portfolio in Sacramento, CaliforniaHolliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) recently announced that it has secured financing worth $41.547 million for a three-property seniors housing portfolio in Sacramento, California. HFF worked on behalf of an affiliate of Harbert Management Corporation (HMC)—Harbert Seniors Housing Fund I, LP—to secure the seven-year, floating-rate […]