Restructuring on Pace, Five Star Expects Earnings to Turn Positive in 2020

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) showed continued progress repositioning its senior housing portfolio in the third quarter of 2019, even if the raw numbers were not all pretty. The Newton, Massachusetts-based provider posted a net loss of $7.1 million for the three-month period ending on September 30. However, that marks an improvement over the […]

Transactions & Financings: Sabra Closes $350M Debt Offering; SHN’s $58M Portfolio Sale

Sabra completes $350M debt offering Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) completed an underwritten public offering of $350 million worth of 3.9% senior notes due in 2029. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 7, announcing the closing. Proceeds will be […]

Transactions & Financings: CareTrust’s Memory Care Expansion; SNH-Five Star Restructuring

CareTrust expands memory care portfolio with $12.5M California acquisition CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) added to its portfolio of memory care communities with the $12.5 million acquisition of Vista del Lago, a 42-unit/96-bed community in San Diego. The seller was Torrey Pines Development Group. The Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets team of Vice Chairman […]

After Restructuring, Five Star Posts First Quarterly Profit Since 2013

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) has regained financial stability and is driving forward with operational initiatives. After posting a $33.2 million net loss in the first quarter of 2019, the Newton, Massachusetts-based senior living provider on Wednesday reported $4.2 million of net income in the second quarter, spurred by the completion of several transactions […]

Five Star Names Real Estate Veteran Wigglesworth as COO

After eight months, Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) has a new COO. The Newton, Massachusetts-based senior living owner and operator hired Margaret Wigglesworth for the role. She will assume her duties effective August 12, according to a release announcing the hire. Five Star has been without a COO since Scott Herzig left the company […]

Transactions & Financings: Ventas’ $490M Colony Capital Refinancing; BPM Senior Living Portfolio Sold

Ventas invests $490M in Colony Capital refinancing, announces $800M research development pipeline Ventas (NYSE: VTR) announced four new developments, totaling $800 million in its university-based research and innovation business, all in partnership with Wexford Science & Technology (“Wexford”), the leading developer of university-focused real estate solutions. These investments are part of $1.5 billion research and […]

Five Star C-Suite Shakeup Continues with New CFO

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) is shaking up its executive ranks again, two days before releasing its Q1 2019 earnings report. The Newton, Massachusetts-based senior living owner and operator announced the appointment of Jeffrey C. Leer as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Leer will assume his duties June 1. He succeeds […]

Five Star, Senior Housing Properties Trust Strike Major Lease Restructuring

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) struck a comprehensive lease restructuring and ownership agreement with Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH), in a move aimed at immediately easing Five Star’s financial woes and restoring the provider to full health in the longer term. The deal will shift ownership of Newton, Massachusetts-based Five Star substantially to […]

Five Star Defers February Rent to SNH as Struggles Continue

Five Star Senior Living’s (Nasdaq: FVE) financial woes continue to pile up. The Newton, Massachusetts-based senior living operator and Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) agreed to defer the minimum aggregate February rent Five Star owes SNH for properties it operates under a master lease between the two companies. The deal was unveiled in a […]

Five Star’s Future Still Shaky After Q4 Earnings

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) acknowledged its continued financial challenges pose a threat to the company’s viability, even as the organization works to implement operational strategies to effect a turnaround. Five Star is also in discussions with its major real estate investment trust landlord, Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH), to potentially restructure. The […]