Transactions & Financings: Senior Housing Management Expands Operations; Ensign Acquires in California

JLL advises Welltower on $1.8B Benchmark portfolio sale JLL (NYSE: JLL) represented Welltower (NYSE: WELL) in the Toledo, Ohio-based REIT’s $1.8 billion disposition of 48 properties operated by Waltham, Massachusetts-based Benchmark Senior Living, to an unnamed buyer. The 4,137-unit portfolio consists of 48 assisted living properties located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island […]

Chicago Pacific, Grace Management Add 5 Communities to Growing Portfolio

Private investment firm Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF), along with its subsidiary senior living management companies CPF Living Communities and Grace Management Inc., have added five communities to their portfolio in a recent flurry of acquisitions. The additions are part of an ongoing expansion that could see another 12 to 15 communities added within the next […]

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 […]

Grace Management Rolls Out Resort-Style, All-Inclusive Dining

Grace Management has started to revamp its dining operations, introducing all-inclusive pricing and creating multiple venues throughout its 53-property portfolio. Minneapolis-based Grace is the operating company affiliated with CPF Living, the senior housing arm of private equity firm Chicago Pacific Founders. The Grace portfolio has been built up through a series of acquisitions, so one […]

Why Senior Living Providers Start Medicare Advantage Plans Despite Low Margins

Some senior living providers that have succeeded on a private-pay model with robust margins are now starting their own Medicare Advantage insurance plans — diversifying into a complicated business with much thinner profits. There is no simple explanation for why organizations such as McLean, Virginia-based Sunrise Senior Living and Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper Communities are […]

New Developer, Operator Prime Targets Middle-Market Independent Living

As the affordable housing crisis continues to impact senior living, an upstart developer is looking to fill in the gaps in service for middle-class seniors making the transition to the space. Prime Senior Living Group is developing a construction pipeline of independent living communities across the mid-South, targeting the middle market. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based […]

Chicago Pacific Sees Upside in Owning Both Senior Housing, Medicare Advantage Companies

Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) has begun acquiring Medicare Advantage companies, and leaders with the private investment fund are seeing synergies with the senior housing communities in their portfolio — with much greater integration likely in the future. “The plan is for it to grow exponentially,” CPF Founding Operating Partner John Rijos [pictured above] told Senior […]

How Senior Living Providers Can Profit as Medicare Advantage Gains Momentum

There is likely significant financial upside for senior living providers who embrace care coordination and Medicare Advantage (MA) — and a potential big risk for those that don’t. That was the central argument posed in a panel discussion at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) spring conference in San Diego. Under […]

Transactions & Financings: HFF, BMO Harris, Marcus & Millichap

HFF Announces Construction Financing for Denver Community Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) has announced new construction financing for Solera at Cherry Creek, a planned senior housing project in Denver, Colorado. HFF’s team members worked to arrange the construction loan through a national bank on behalf of the developer, a joint venture between affiliates of Banner […]