BMO Capital Markets: Senior Housing Faces ‘Elongated Recovery’ Through 2025

Senior housing’s post-coronavirus recovery may take longer than some expect, with cash flows and occupancy not returning to pre-pandemic levels until 2025. That is according to a new report on the sector from BMO Capital Markets (NYSE: BMO). The Toronto-based investment bank and financial services firm, using proprietary modeling, studied historic market net absorption trends […]

Lenders, REITs See Ongoing Transformation and Uncertainty in Senior Housing

Occupancy and expense pressures related to Covid-19 will continue to adversely affect senior housing investment in the coming year, and are even tempering refinancing opportunities. And the pandemic will force more smaller owners and operators to exit the sector, frustrated by the operational intensiveness of the product type, compressed net operating income (NOI) and tighter […]

Transactions & Financings: Capital Senior Living Sells Ohio Community; NHI’s $22M Development Loan

Sales and operator transitions Capital Senior Living completes $18M sale of Ohio community Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) completed the sale of a senior living community in Canton, Ohio. The sale price was $18 million, and provided $6.4 million in net cash proceeds to the operator. Additionally, Capital Senior Living was retained by the new […]

REIT Leaders Say Senior Living Must Start To Evolve Faster

The details of what a post-coronavirus senior living landscape resembles remain cloudy, but the pandemic laid bare the need for the space to evolve faster than it has been. This is according to executives from real estate investment trusts National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), Ventas (NYSE: VTR), and ReNew REIT, who shared their industry prognoses […]

NHI Weighs Rent Relief, Notes Value of Triple-Net Leases in Accessing PPP

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) was not immune to the Covid-related pressures that other health care real estate investment trusts (REIT) have grappled with since mid-March. Occupancy rates decreased significantly in April, leads are in decline, tours are at a standstill and move-ins have slowed across its roster of senior housing operators. And while rent […]

Brookdale Acquires 8 Properties from NHI for $39 Million

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) dealmaking tendencies in late 2019 have carried over into 2020. The Brentwood, Tennessee-based senior housing owner and operator exercised its option to acquire eight assisted living communities in three states from National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) for $39.26 million. The acquisition is the latest in a steady stream of deals […]

Transactions & Financings: ORIX-Hunt Real Estate Capital Merger; Diversified’s $103M Portfolio Sale

ORIX USA acquires Hunt Real Estate Capital ORIX Corporation USA completed its acquisition of Hunt Real Estate Capital, creating a commercial real estate finance platform with annual loan production in excess of $9 billion and a servicing portfolio of more than $40 billion. ORIX will combine Hunt into its existing brands, Lancaster Pollard and RED […]

LCS, NHI Team Up to Buy Washington CCRC for $133 Million

LCS and National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) have joined forces to buy a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Washington. The Des Moines, Iowa-based senior living company and the Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based real estate investment trust (REIT) on Tuesday agreed to form a new joint venture to own and operate Timber Ridge at Talus, a “Type A,” […]