Transactions & Financings: Welltower, Healthpeak Reportedly Sell South Florida Communities at Steep Discounts

Welltower sells Florida assisted living facility for $56M Welltower (NYSE: WELL) sold Aston Gardens Assisted Living in Parkland, Florida for $55.7 million, The Real Deal Miami reports. The buyer was Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. the property is operated by Discovery Senior Living. The property sold for $78 million in 2015. The latest sale marks a […]

About 50% of Healthpeak Senior Housing Communities Not Taking Move-Ins

Healthpeak Properties’ (NYSE: PEAK) announced in February that its senior housing portfolio was in “recovery” after two years of restructuring assets and operators. Then the coronavirus pandemic swept across the U.S., and Healthpeak CEO Tom Herzog did not mince words about its effect on the Irvine, California-based health care real estate trust. “Of all of […]

Seeking A Roadmap: What To Expect In A Senior Living Earnings Season Like None Other

Publicly traded senior housing owners and operators begin reporting their Q1 2020 earnings next week, but these financial results will be essentially irrelevant due to Covid-19. Analysts, investors and senior living professionals hope that the earnings reports and comments from executive teams will provide a clearer sense of Covid-19’s effects on the industry and what […]

Senior Housing REITs At Risk Of ‘Sharp, Prolonged’ Credit Metric Deterioration

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) with significant exposure to senior housing could be facing a “sharp, prolonged deterioration in credit metrics,” rating agency Moody’s stated in a report issued Wednesday. In particular, these REITs run the risk of rent deferrals and other types of restructurings if shelter in place restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic […]

Independent Living Faces Covid-19 Vulnerabilities As Less Needs-Based Product

Compared to assisted living and memory care, independent living and active adult communities can be harder to secure during the coronavirus pandemic. The better health, mobility and independent nature of their census can make social distancing a bigger ask, and the leaner staffing necessary to operate these communities means residents have less support in the […]

Capital Senior Living Gets Rent Forbearance, Lease Terminations from Ventas, Welltower

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) took another step toward stabilizing its balance sheet. Capital reached rent forbearance agreements with two of its real estate investment trust (REIT) landlords — Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and Chicago-based Ventas (NYSE: VTR), the Dallas-based operator announced in an SEC Form 8-K filing on Monday. Additionally, Capital agreed to […]