Discovery Senior Living Names First COO in Wake of Sizable Deals

Discovery Senior Living is adding to its executive leadership by naming its first COO, the latest move in a period of rapid growth for the Bonita Springs, Florida-based company. Discovery hired Bill Sciortino for the newly created role. He was most recently in the same role at Chicago-based luxury senior living developer, owner and operator […]

HCP Accelerates Strategic Plan for Senior Housing

After closely analyzing every one of its senior housing assets, real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE: HCP) has hit the accelerator to create a portfolio that will outperform the broader industry in the coming years.  “It’s hard to predict too far into the future in senior housing, just given the uncertainty about continued new supply […]

Transactions & Financings: HCP’s $284M Oakmont Acquisition; Thrive Center-Innovators Alliance Partnership

HCP acquires 5 Oakmont properties for $284M HCP (NYSE: HCP) announced in its second quarter 2019 earnings report on Wednesday it acquired a portfolio of five senior housing properties in California operated by Windsor, California-based Oakmont Senior Living. The purchase price was $284 million and is part of $528 million in total acquisitions the Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust […]

Activist Shareholder Nominates Former HCP CEO Flaherty to Brookdale’s Board

James F. “Jay” Flaherty III may be making a return to senior living, if Land & Buildings Investment Management has its way. The Stamford, Connecticut-based real estate investment firm will nominate Flaherty, along with L&B founder and Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Litt, to the board of directors of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) at the […]

Senior Living Heeds Lessons from a Decade of RIDEA

Publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts are entering into RIDEA structures with senior housing operators at a level not seen for at least three years. This reflects that REITs have a better understanding of how RIDEA works, after an initial flurry of activity a decade ago, and they are more selective with their […]

Former HCP President Hutchens Joins New Senior Board of Directors

New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) appointed Justin Hutchens to its board of directors, the New York City-based health care real estate investment trust announced Wednesday. His appointment is effective immediately, New Senior said in a statement. Hutchens is currently chief executive officer of HC-One, one of the largest care home operators in the United […]

Bridgewood Property Quietly Builds Regional Scale in Senior Living

Bridgewood Property Company has quietly become a regional force in senior living with a “steady as she goes” approach to development and operations. The Houston-based company has developed 34 communities since its founding, founder and president Jim Gray told Senior Housing News. Its current portfolio of 22 properties in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, totaling 2,600 […]

HCP Expects More Even Split Between Triple-Net, RIDEA in 2019

With its senior housing portfolio makeover largely in place, HCP (NYSE: HCP) is now turning its attention to triple-net leases that are coming up for renewal and adding to its RIDEA relationships. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust discussed its plans before an audience at the NAREIT 2019 Investor Conference in New […]

NHI, Discovery Entering $128M, 6-Property Joint Venture

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) is strengthening its relationship with Discovery Senior Living. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based health care real estate investment trust announced a $128.4 million joint venture with the Bonita Springs, Florida-based provider to acquire six properties in Indiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania. NHI is also committed to a $6 million senior mortgage for an […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s Downtown Denver Acquisition; HCP’s Credit Facility Increased

HCP Closes on Upsized $2.5B Credit Facility, New $250M Loan Facility Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE: HCP) closed an amended and restated credit agreement providing for a $2.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility and a new $250 million unsecured term loan facility.The amendment and restatement extended the maturity date of […]