Most Popular Posts of the Week: Brookdale Kicks Off iPad Study

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: Brookdale iPad Pilot Tests Tablet Use in Senior Living — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) is partnering with a research team at one of its newly acquired California-based Emeritus communities to study iPad use among a group of […]

HealthLease REIT Makes $102M of Senior Housing Acquisitions

Toronto-based HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:HLP.UN) recently acquired seven senior housing properties for more than $102 million. The Mainstreet-affiliated REIT purchased a four-property portfolio for $49.4 million at a 8.3% cap rate consisting of two skilled nursing facilities and two assisted living communities located in North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The portfolio includes […]

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: Mainstreet, LCS, BMA Management

BMA Management Tapped to Operate 2 New Ill. Communities BMA Management has been picked to operate two senior living communities currently being developed in Illinois. Both will serve low-income seniors through the state’s Supportive Living Facility program. Goldblatts Senior Living Community is being developed in the historic Goldblatts Department Store building in Chicago’s Back of […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: HealthLease, Newcastle, Skilled Healthcare Group

HealthLease Commits to Co-Investment Relationship with Mainstreet HealthLease Properties Trust has invested $20 million in Mainstreet Development Fund II, L.P., which will be used to develop between 12 to 16 seniors housing and care facilities in the United States over the next year. HealthLease’s investment will consist of $15 million of mezzanine financing, which is […]

Senior Housing Acquisitions: CNL Lifestyle Properties, Capital Senior Living, & More

CNL Lifestyle Properties Acquires Colo. Senior Housing Community Senior living real estate investment trust CNL Lifestyle Properties has acquired MorningStar at Dayton Place in Aurora, Colo., for approximately $29.9 million.  The senior housing community will continue to be managed by its current operator, MorningStar Senior Living, which currently has 21 properties under management or development […]

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions (9/25/13)

LTC Properties to Buy Skilled Nursing Property for $14.4 Million LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE:LTC) recently announced an agreement to purchase a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Trinity, Fla. for $14.4 million. The property was built in 2008 and will be added to a master lease at an incremental initial cash yield of 8.75%. The operator […]

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions (8/13/13)

American Realty Capital Buys 2 ALFs for $27.6 Million American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust recently acquired two assisted living communities from  Principal Senior Living Group for $27,550,000. The two-property assisted living and memory care portfolio consists of 147 beds in 123 units. Benton House, located in Covington, Ga., has 59 units with 72 beds and […]

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions (7/16/13)

NHI Acquires Assisted Living Community for $15.3 Million National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) announced on Monday the $15.3 million acquisition of an assisted living community in Marysville, Ohio that will be leased to Emeritus Senior Living (NYSE:ESC). The Inn at Halcyon Village is a 76-unit assisted living and memory care community built in 2009. The lease […]

Healthcare REITs Chasing Growth Opportunities Across Borders

As high-quality portfolio investment opportunities for senior housing-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs) dwindle, the large-cap U.S. REITs are expected to chase growth opportunities abroad. “I would not be surprised at all to see more growth coming outside of the U.S.,” says Jeff Theiler, a research analyst with Green Street Advisors. “As the pool of large, […]

REIT Involvement in New Senior Housing Projects Varies by Philosophy

The availability of real estate investment trust (REIT) financing for new senior housing projects is highly dependent on not just the REIT’s relationship—future or existing—with the developer, but also both parties’ goals and objectives, builders and capital sources say. Most healthcare REITs have some level of involvement in senior housing construction financing, but it’s rare to see […]