Enormous Health Care REIT Consolidation Wave is Yet to Come

Health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been the most active investors in senior housing properties of late, dishing out hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire massive portfolios. But the full force of their blockbuster potential may still be yet to come. Currently, health care REITs own about 12% of all the institutional […]

The Biggest Senior Housing Deals of 2014

The year in review for the senior housing mergers and acquisition market could be characterized by several traits, primarily the insatiable appetite among investors nurtured by billion-dollar blockbuster transactions. Both publicly- and non-traded REITs, private equity firms, as well as other operators were the players, acquiring senior housing and health care real estate and an […]

NorthStar Realty, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Close $4 Billion Merger

On Wednesday, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II completed its previously announced merger with New York-based real estate investment trust (REIT) NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF), a transaction valued at $4 billion. The announcement was made by Griffin Capital Corporation and American Healthcare Investors, both co-sponsors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, which first announced in August […]

WSJ: State Regulators Reining in Nontraded REITs

Fundraising by nontraded real estate investment trusts (REITs) has tripled since 2009 — rapid growth that has led regulators in several states to push for restrictions on the industry, The Wall Street Journal reports. Previous reports indicated that nontraded REITs would play an integral role in shaping the senior housing merger and acquisition landscape this […]

Most Popular News of the Week: Ventas Announces $3.5 Billion in Deals

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attentions this week: Ventas to Acquire ARC Healthcare REIT in $2.6 Billion Deal In acquisition news, Ventas announced it is acquiring American Realty Capital Healthcare REIT, a deal that makes it the sixth largest real estate investment trust in the country.  Holiday Retirement […]

Reuters: American Realty Healthcare Frontrunner for $3.7 Billion Griffin-American Bid

Following a rumored bidding war over healthcare real estate investment trust Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust has emerged as a frontrunner, Reuters reported this weekend. Citing people familiar with the matter, the report indicates Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II is still valued at around $3.7 billion by its potential acquirer.  ARC healthcare […]

Most Popular News of the Week: Immigration Program Funds Senior Living Projects

In case you missed it…here are the top five headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week: EB-5 Funding Booms for Senior Living Development—The Immigrant Investor Program is gaining steam as a growing source of funding for senior living developers, some of which include Omega Communities and RockBridge Senior Living. Brookdale to Change Community Names Under […]