Ensign Group Names New CEO, Other Leadership Changes

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) is shaking up its executive team — including naming a new CEO —  two weeks after the Mission Viejo, California-based company reported record earnings. Ensign is making the following appointments, effective after the company’s annual shareholder meeting on May 30: Christopher Christensen will step down from his current position as […]

Senior Living Helps Drive Record Earnings for Ensign Group

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) reported its highest-ever adjusted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2018 on strong skilled nursing segment growth — but the results were also boosted by promising signs in the company’s expanding senior living portfolio. The Mission Viejo, California-based company reported earnings per share of 48 cents for the […]

Transactions & Financings: Ziegler Closes $76M Financing, Cadence Living Acquires 3 Communities

Ziegler Closes $76M Series 2018 Financing Ziegler closed a $75,555,000 Series 2018 financing package on behalf of Broadmead, a nonprofit Maryland corporation. The Series 2018 tax-exempt bonds were issued through the Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority. The Series 2018 Bonds are rated “BBB+” with a stable outlook from Fitch. Broadmead is situated on 94 […]

Transactions & Financings: New Senior’s $720M Refinancing, American House Enters Ohio

New Senior Closes $720 Million Refinancing New Senior Investment Group completed the refinancing of a $720 million secured loan from with Freddie Mac arranged through KeyBank Real Estate Capital. The loan has a seven-year term and bears interest at LIBOR plus 232 basis points, an improvement of approximately 170 basis points, or $12 million annually, versus […]

Transactions & Financings: $1 Billion REIT IPO, LTC Sells Portfolio to NHI

Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust’s IPO Declared Effective by the SEC Maryland-based Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust, Inc., a public non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC, announced that its registration statement pertaining to an initial public offering of about $1.1 billion in shares of common stock was […]

Transactions & Financings: Ensign Buys Two Communities in Texas

The Ensign Group Acquires Two Texas Assisted Living Facilities The Ensign Group, Inc., parent company of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health care, hospice care and assisted living companies, has announced that its assisted and independent living portfolio company acquired the real estate and operations of two 37-unit AL facilities […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Fortis Files for Receivership

Fortis Management Group Files for Receivership Fortis Management Group filed for receivership in an agreement with its landlords, the company revealed on July 12. The Milwaukee-based management company operates 60 skilled nursing facilities and five independent and assisted living communities throughout Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Read the full story on Skilled Nursing […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV

Griffin-American Acquires Five-Building Portfolio Near St. Louis American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Company, the co-sponsors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, acquired the five-building SW Illinois Senior Housing Portfolio in the St. Louis metro area. The property was purchased from A&M Property Holding, an unaffiliated third party represented by Jeff Binder and Patrick Byrne of Senior Living Investment […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Benchmark Senior Living

Benchmark Senior Living Buys CCRC Near Boston A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) near Boston has a new owner. Benchmark Senior Living, which is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, acquired New Pond Village, a 199-unit senior living community in Walpole, Massachusetts. National real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the sale. New Pond Village is an 199-unit entrance-fee CCRC that […]