Welltower Gains Middle-Market Senior Housing Platform with Clover Management

In striking a joint venture with Clover Management, real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has brought a quickly expanding middle-market independent living company into the fold. In a $343 million transaction announced in late July, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower acquired a portfolio of 32 Clover communities, including four under development. “Welltower is delighted to add […]

Private Equity Giant KKR Is Benchmark’s New Capital Partner

Global investment firm KKR (NYSE: KKR) is the new financial partner for Waltham, Massachusetts-based senior living provider Benchmark. At the end of July, real estate investment trust Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) announced that it had disposed of its ownership interest in Benchmark for a gross sale price of $1.8 billion. At that time, Welltower and […]

Transactions & Financings: Senior Housing Management Expands Operations; Ensign Acquires in California

JLL advises Welltower on $1.8B Benchmark portfolio sale JLL (NYSE: JLL) represented Welltower (NYSE: WELL) in the Toledo, Ohio-based REIT’s $1.8 billion disposition of 48 properties operated by Waltham, Massachusetts-based Benchmark Senior Living, to an unnamed buyer. The 4,137-unit portfolio consists of 48 assisted living properties located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island […]

Silverado CEO Shook: We Will Control Our Own Destiny Going Forward

Silverado kicked off August with a party. The occasion was the grand opening of Silverado’s latest memory care community, in the northern Milwaukee suburb of Glendale. But, viewed in a certain light, the event could be seen as more significant: the start of a new chapter for the 23-year-old company. At the beginning of July, […]

Discovery Senior Living Names First COO in Wake of Sizable Deals

Discovery Senior Living is adding to its executive leadership by naming its first COO, the latest move in a period of rapid growth for the Bonita Springs, Florida-based company. Discovery hired Bill Sciortino for the newly created role. He was most recently in the same role at Chicago-based luxury senior living developer, owner and operator […]

Welltower Posts Strong Senior Housing Numbers Amid Operator Reshuffles

Welltower’s (NYSE: WELL) senior housing portfolio performance continued to pace strong earnings in the second quarter of 2019 — a period marked by a flurry of transactions. Leadership of the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust put those deals in greater context during Wednesday’s earnings call. They were approached by a buyer who offered attractive […]

Senior Living Heeds Lessons from a Decade of RIDEA

Publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts are entering into RIDEA structures with senior housing operators at a level not seen for at least three years. This reflects that REITs have a better understanding of how RIDEA works, after an initial flurry of activity a decade ago, and they are more selective with their […]

Silverado Sells Its Home Care Business in California

Irvine, California-based memory care provider Silverado has reached an agreement to sell almost the entirety of its home care business, Silverado At Home. The transaction will be effective on or about July 8, according to a statement Silverado shared Friday with Senior Housing News. San Francisco-based Home Care Assistance (HCA) is acquiring the business. HCA […]