Movers & Shakers: Front Porch Starts CEO Search; Sonida Appoints New CFO

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Transactions & Financings: Ventas Prices $500M Senior Notes Offering; HJ Sims’ $44M Refinancing for Aldersgate

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) is raising more money to shore up its financial position in the wake of its acquisition of New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR). The Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced a public offering of $500 million in senior notes at 2.5% interest, due in 2031. The notes are being issued by […]

Front Porch and Covia to Affiliate, Creating 54-Community Organization

Two California-based senior housing nonprofits, Front Porch and Covia, have agreed to affiliate with one another. The two organizations’ boards of directors voted to affiliate on June 1. The affiliation would create a combined organization with 54 senior housing communities. Front Porch was ranked no. 22 in total unit count in the latest LeadingAge Ziegler […]

S&P: Senior Living Nonprofits Stable, But Proof Will Be in Occupancy

Despite mixed financial results, the not-for-profit senior living sector remains stable as it juggles expense pressures to boost occupancy, a Standard & Poor’s (S&P) report finds. Median ratios for the sector were mixed in 2013, with weaker operating and excess margins offset by balance sheet improvements, particularly liquidity. “Organizations’ cash balances are the strongest they’ve […]

Senior Living Provider Turns Communities into Memory Tech Labs

A nonprofit California senior living organization is testing new technologies geared toward caring for those with cognitive impairments by piloting new programs in its memory care communities. The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing is part of a family of companies that includes Front Porch Communities and Services, which has 10 retirement communities and two […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Capital One Bank; Cambridge; Newcastle

Capital One Bank Announces $115 Million in Financial Transactions Capital One Bank recently announced it acted as a joint bookrunner for an $85 million, seven-year senior secured term loan to subsidiaries of Parkwood Properties, Inc. and a $30 million revolver loan to Palm Garden Healthcare Holdings, LLC. Parkwood Properties will use the term loan to refinance […]