LTC Properties Tenant Senior Care Centers Files for Chapter 11

A senior housing and long-term care operator that has managed properties for two sizable real estate investment trusts (REITs) is filing for bankruptcy. Senior Care Centers is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, the company announced Tuesday. The move will allow the Dallas-based company to tackle […]

NHI Reduces Rent for Holiday Retirement, Sabra Favors Different Approach

Some of the nation’s largest senior housing landlords are changing or reconsidering their leases with independent living giant Holiday Retirement. National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) has inked a new lease agreement with tenant Holiday in a move meant to position the operator for long-term success, the Mufreesboro, Tennessee-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Tuesday, […]

Tracking CEO Compensation at Public Senior Living Companies in 2017

The top executives behind some of the largest publicly traded senior living owners and operators in the U.S. took home a pretty penny last year. In 2017, leaders at real estate investment trusts Ventas (NYSE: VTR), Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), and HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) earned the most in total compensation, a catch-all term that includes base […]

Sabra Plans to Pounce Amid ‘Unrealistic’ Senior Housing Prices

Private equity firms are offering and sometimes paying unrealistic prices for senior housing properties—and that practice is creating opportunities for the senior housing buyers whose bids were originally too low. That’s according to Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) Chairman and CEO Rick Matros, who touched on the topic Thursday during a call with analysts and investors. […]

Sabra CEO: No Reason to Panic Over Senior Housing Downturn

Despite senior housing industry headwinds, don’t expect real estate investment trusts (REITs) to be taking aggressive steps to cut rents or lower escalators for operators as they have been for skilled nursing tenants. That’s according to Rick Matros, CEO of the Irvine, California-based Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). Some other REITs are more focused on […]

Tax Reform Could Strike Blow to Nonprofit CCRCs

Comprehensive tax reform took a big step forward with the passage of a Senate bill in the early hours of Saturday morning. As House and Senate lawmakers now work on hammering out a single version of the legislation, senior housing stakeholders are speaking out about their top concerns–including, notably, a provision that could deal a major blow […]

Sabra Pursues $1 Billion in Senior Housing Acquisitions

Sabra Health Care REIT is no stranger to acquisitions—and a number of senior housing acquisitions may be in its future. The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust’s (REIT) acquisition pipeline currently stands at $1 billion, and it’s primarily made up of senior housing properties, as opposed to skilled nursing facilities, CEO Rick Matros said during the […]

Sabra CEO Answers Skeptics with Enlivant Deal

On Tuesday, Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 49% equity interest in a joint venture that owns 183 senior housing communities managed by Chicago-based operator Enlivant. The move is a “proverbial strategic win-win-win” for Sabra, Enlivant and the operator’s private equity ownership firm TPG, Enlivant […]

Sabra to Acquire 49% Stake in $1.62 Billion Enlivant Portfolio

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA), which became the eighth-largest health care real estate investment trust (REIT) in the U.S. after a recent mega-merger, has plans to get even bigger. The Irvine, California-based REIT has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a 49% equity interest in a joint venture that owns 183 senior housing […]