Welltower Posts Strong Senior Housing Revenue, Sells $290 Million StoryPoint Portfolio

Welltower’s (NYSE: WELL) senior housing portfolio performance drove strong earnings in the first quarter of 2019, which also included notable transactions such as the $290 million disposition of a triple-net leased portfolio operated by StoryPoint Senior Living.   The Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) on Tuesday reported total revenue of 1.27 […]

Ventas ‘Delighted’ by Senior Housing Trends, Anticipates ‘Pivot to Growth’

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) hit the ground running in the first quarter 2019 as it entered what CEO Debra Cafaro called a “pivot to growth,” which she anticipates will be fueled by increasingly favorable senior housing supply-demand dynamics. However, in the meantime, Ventas’ senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) performance continues to be affected by elevated supply […]

Transactions & Financings: Ventas’ $1 Billion Paper Note Program, Welltower’s $400 Million MOB Acquisition

Ventas Announces $1 Billion Commercial Paper Note Program Ventas (NYSE: VTR) established an unsecured paper note program in the U.S. Unsecured notes are loans that are not backed by an issuer’s assets. Instead, they are supported only by the borrower’s creditworthiness, and have a higher rate of return. The program allows the Chicago-based health care […]

Ventas Names Chief Information Officer, VP of Investor Relations

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) has two new members on its senior management team. The Chicago-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) announced on Friday it hired Bhavana Devulapally as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president. Juan Sanabria also joins the firm as vice president, investor relations. The pair will report to Ventas Executive […]

Senior Housing Headwinds Temper Ventas’ Q3 Earnings

Ventas’ (NYSE: VTR) senior housing operating portfolio was the outlier in an otherwise rosy Q3 earnings report. The Chicago-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) reported normalized funds from operations (FFO) of $0.99/share, two cents better than analysts’ forecasts. Ventas posted $936.5 million in revenues in Q3, a 4% increase over last year’s totals. “We continue to […]

Eclipse Launches New Independent Living Brand in 15-Community Deal

Eclipse Senior Living is beefing up its independent living side in a management deal with Apollo Global Management that includes 15 properties and the launch of a new senior living brand. The Lake Oswego, Oregon-based company said Monday it had taken on the management of 15 Apollo communities formerly operated by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and scattered […]

Ventas to Acquire Brookdale Property in New York City for $194 Million

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) has struck a deal to buy some prime real estate from the nation’s largest senior living provider. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) on Monday revealed it plans to buy from Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) a senior housing community located in New York City’s Battery Park neighborhood for approximately $194 million. The […]