Senior Housing Value-Add Opportunities May Total $5B, Could Grow

One year ago, senior housing mergers and acquisitions activity came to a screeching halt as a result of Covid-19. But there are signs that the M&A landscape will experience a strong rebound in 2021, and the rebound will be spearheaded by a wide range of buyers seeking value-add opportunities as well as stabilized assets. Mergers […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower Closes $750M Note Offering; Boston Financial’s $173M LIHTC Fund

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is improving its liquidity debt maturities situations. The Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust closed a $750 million offering of 2.8% senior unsecured notes, due in June 2031. Welltower will use the net proceeds to redeem $340 million of outstanding 3.75% senior notes due March 2023, and $335 million of […]

Transactions & Financings: Focus’ $165M Portfolio Acquisition; Sabra’s $29M Transaction

Focus Healthcare Partners is adding more independent living to its senior housing portfolio. The Chicago-based health care real estate investor acquired four independent living communities in the metro Atlanta market, totaling 559 units, for $164.5 million. The communities are operated by Edmond, Oklahoma-based owner and provider, Mansions Senior Living. Focus purchased the portfolio through its […]

Transactions & Financings: Brookdale Turns Over Operations of 4 Communities; JLL Completes $19M Sale

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is making progress on its ongoing portfolio optimization initiative. The largest senior housing provider in the U.S. recently exited management arrangements on four communities in California. Dallas-based Pegasus Senior Living assumed management of two communities in suburban Sacramento, which were rebranded as Elk Grove Park, in Elk Grove; and Sterling […]

Senior Living Core Deals See Momentum, Value-Add to Follow

Senior living capital markets are stabilizing, six months after the coronavirus pandemic forced lenders to the sidelines and created an environment of “peak volatility.” Lenders returning to the space are chasing core deals, while value-add deals are harder to complete. But a historically low interest rate environment, coupled with stabilizing expenses, may help facilitate value-add […]

5 Top Concerns for Senior Living This Fall

One thing is certain as the coronavirus pandemic enters its sixth month in the U.S.: Covid-19 is not going away. “We are going to have to live with Covid-19 in the world,” Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) CEO Cindy Baier told Senior Housing News. And, in many regards, the senior living industry is in fact […]

Transactions & Financings: Covid-19 Market Instability Halts About $325M in Acquisitions

Columbia Pacific-Singapore Press Holdings Canadian portfolio deal Columbia Pacific Advisors and Singapore Press Holdings mutually agreed to terminate a previously announced sale of a six-property, 717-unit Canadian senior housing portfolio due to global market instability stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. The acquisition price was about $175 million, Deal Street Asia reported Wednesday. Singapore Press Holdings […]

Transactions & Financings: Asbury Communities’ $96M Bond Refinancing; LTC’s AL Acquisitions

HJ Sims closes $96M financing package for Asbury Communities HJ Sims closed on a $96.12 million bond refinancing for Asbury Communities’ senior housing communities in Pennsylvania: Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg; and Springhill in Erie. Sims assisted Asbury the communities’ outstanding Series 2010 Bonds on their first optional redemption date of January 1. Sims successfully priced […]

Transactions & Financings: Dominium’s $52M Loan; OneDay Closes Funding Round

Dominium secures $52M for Arizona community Plymouth, Minnesota-based affordable housing developer Dominium secured a $51.7 million construction and permanent financing package for Solstice of Mesa, a 237-unit 55-and-over affordable senior community in Mesa, Arizona. KeyBank provided the loan using its Private Placement Program. Dominium will manage the property when it is completed in summer 2021. […]

Middle-Market Plays to Reshape Senior Living Acquisition Activity, Prices

Robust senior housing acquisition activity is likely to continue into 2020, driven by the continued low interest rate environment as well as the increased focus on middle-market products and the creation of multi-brand portfolios. That middle-market focus is also driving more interest from big players in secondary and tertiary markets, which are friendlier to this […]