Senior Housing Finance Activity: Grandbridge, Lancaster Pollard, HJ Sims

Grandbridge Facilitates Debt Assumption for HCN Acquisition Grandbridge’s Seniors Housing and Healthcare Finance Team recently facilitated the acquisition and approximately $4.4 million loan assumption of Cascades at Grass Valley, formerly Highgate Grass Valley, in Grass Valley, Calif., on behalf of Health Care REIT. The purchase price was not disclosed. Cascade Senior Living will operate the […]

Omega Communities Plans $200M Mega-Church Model Pipeline

A relative newcomer to the senior housing space is making headway with nearly 10 projects in its mega church-model pipeline thanks to assembling a team of senior housing industry mainstays. Omega Communities, LLC was founded by Pat Trammell, Jr., the chairman and CEO, around three years ago. The concept for each senior living community project includes […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Red Capital, HJ Sims, Prudential Mortgage

Cambridge Arranges $9.6M Loan for Mich. ALF Cambridge Realty Capital Companies reports arranging a $9,631,00 loan to refinance the Crystal Creek Assisted Living community located in Canton, Mich. The fully-amortized 35-year loan was arranged for the owner using the HUD Section 232/Section 223(f) funding program and was underwritten by Cambridge Realty Capital Ltd. of Illinois, […]

Financial Times: Occupancy Woes Risky for Short-Term CCRC Financing

Frustrations with variable-rate demand structures have birthed a new, preferred fixed-rate borrowing structure for many continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), however, this short-term financing vehicle has its risks, reports a Financial Times article. Rather than competing over liquidity with banks that provider letters of credit (LOCs) that back variable-rate demand notes (VRDNs), investors in occupancy-dependent deals […]

Manpower a Key Component to Relaunching Stalled Luxury Brands Post-Downturn

Condominium units at Fox Hill, a luxury, Sunrise-managed senior living community in Bethesda, Md., are back on the market after a year-long marketing hiatus as multiple involved parties attempt to bring the community from the brink of foreclosure to stabilized occupancy. With the real estate market headed toward recovery, success in relaunching struggling luxury retirement communities […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Berkadia, Lancaster Pollard, Oak Grove, HJ Sims

Berkadia Originates $14.4 Million Acquisition Loan for Chevalier Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently originated a $14.4 million, three-year floating rate acquisition loan to finance Chevalier International Holdings Limited’s acquisition of an 18-property portfolio of assisted living communities operated by Meridian Senior Living. Christopher Fenton, vice president at Berkadia, arranged the loan through the firm’s proprietary […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Sunrise, HCN, GE Capital, Lancaster Pollard

Sunrise Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Health Care REIT, Completed Jan. 9 Sunrise stockholders voted at a special meeting on Monday to approve the company’s previously-announced merger with Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN). A majority (98.3%) of the votes case by Sunrise stockholders were in favor of this proposal, representing 69.4% of the shares of common […]