Senior Living Deals Face ‘Real Issue with Debt,’ Longer Timelines, Stiffer Requirements

Senior housing capital markets remain unstable, four months after the coronavirus pandemic. But they are no longer in a state of “peak volatility.” Debt and equity lenders are returning to the space, but debt lenders in particular are slower to announce their presence, quick to retreat back to the sidelines, and are extremely cautious with […]

Transactions & Financings: ‘Big 3’ REITs in Fed’s Bond Buying Program; Ziegler’s $278M Deal Volume

Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program includes Welltower, Ventas, Healthpeak Welltower (NYSE: WELL), Ventas (NYSE: VTR) and Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK) are among the real estate investment trusts receiving funding as part of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), The Real Deal reported. The program, established as part of the […]

Sabra, TPG Sell 8-Property Enlivant Portfolio in Pacific Northwest

A joint venture of Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) and private equity firm TPG completed a sale of eight senior housing communities totaling 321 units in Oregon and Washington state to an Arizona-based private investor making its first senior housing acquisition. These communities were operated by Enlivant and were underperforming, Sabra CEO Rick Matros […]

Transactions & Financings: Healthpeak’s $600M Senior Note Offering; Resort Lifestyle Communities $36M Construction Loan

Healthpeak Prices $600M in Unsecured Senior Notes Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK) announced a public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% senior unsecured notes due 2031. The price to investors was 99.125% of the principal amount of the notes. Healthpeak plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the redemption […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower, Healthpeak Reportedly Sell South Florida Communities at Steep Discounts

Welltower sells Florida assisted living facility for $56M Welltower (NYSE: WELL) sold Aston Gardens Assisted Living in Parkland, Florida for $55.7 million, The Real Deal Miami reports. The buyer was Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. the property is operated by Discovery Senior Living. The property sold for $78 million in 2015. The latest sale marks a […]

Transactions & Financings: LTC Completes $78M Preferred Care Sale; Juniper Communities’ $12.3M Refinancing

Bellwether Enterprise provides $36.3M financing for Kentucky Development Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital Executive Vice President John Powell originated a $36.3 million permanent loan through Fannie Mae’s seniors housing program for the refinancing of Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm, a senior housing community in Lexington, Kentucky featuring 144 independent living, 33 assisted living and 15 […]

Transactions & Financings: Covid-19 Market Instability Halts About $325M in Acquisitions

Columbia Pacific-Singapore Press Holdings Canadian portfolio deal Columbia Pacific Advisors and Singapore Press Holdings mutually agreed to terminate a previously announced sale of a six-property, 717-unit Canadian senior housing portfolio due to global market instability stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. The acquisition price was about $175 million, Deal Street Asia reported Wednesday. Singapore Press Holdings […]

Transactions & Financings: JLL’s $2B HFF Acquisition Approved; Presbyterian-Westminster Merger Called Off

JLL completes $2B HFF acquisition Stockholders at Dallas-based capital services provider HFF (NYSE: HFF) last week approved a proposal by commercial real estate services firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) to buy HFF in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $2 billion. News of the deal was first announced in March. Both firms are active in the senior […]

Transactions & Financings: Ensign Group’s Campus Acquisition; LTC Transitions Thrive Communities

The Ensign Group acquires Texas post-acute care campus The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) completed the acquisition of Golden Palms Rehabilitation and Retirement, a post-acute care campus in Harlingen, Texas. The campus includes 38 assisted living beds, 92 independent living units and a 60-bed skilled nursing facility. Ensign Group acquired the real estate and operations. LTC […]