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The Dealmakers Forum - Past Issues

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2015

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 13, 2015 - Busy year for ROC Seniors

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 6, 2015 - Not your average assisted living community

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 29, 2015 - Capitol Seniors Housing in charge of fill-up

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 22, 2015 - Not-for-profit New York SNF goes private

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 15, 2015 - Another Holiday portfolio sells to a REIT

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 8, 2015 - The Hollinger Group exits the seniors housing market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 1, 2015 - The end of a saga

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 25, 2015 - Higher Medicaid rates boost price for SNF portfolio

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 18, 2015 - Two turnaround SNFs bought in Texas

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 11, 2015 - Florida skilled nursing provider expanding into Ohio

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 4, 2015 - High-priced, small-property AL portfolio sells for $29.5 million

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 25, 2015 - Joint venture buys five seniors housing communities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 18, 2015 - A Miami SNF built in 1926 sells for $164,000 per bed

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 11, 2015 - Impressive turnaround at Washington senior living community

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 4, 2015 - Ensign acquires two properties in bankruptcy sales

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 28, 2015 - Seller gets great price for its five-SNF portfolio

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 21, 2015 - Florida operator pays high price for turnaround SNF

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 14, 2015 - Another high-priced SNF deal in Brooklyn

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 7, 2015 - Profitable county-owned SNF sold to private company

2014

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, December 17, 2014 - Best-in-class CCRC deserves top price

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, December 10, 2014 - Brinton Woods buys turnaround property in D.C. market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, December 3, 2014 - Joint venture buys two Louisiana AL/MC communities with room to expand

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 26, 2014 - Record senior living price in Utah

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 19, 2014 - Aviv REIT purchases portfolio of 28 senior living communities for $305 million

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 12, 2014 - Extendicare exits U.S. market with sale of 176-community portfolio

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 5, 2014 - CareTrust REIT announces its first acquisition since Ensign spin-off

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 29, 2014 - In frothy market, acquisition with upside

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 22, 2014 - Struggling county-owned skilled nursing facility sold for over $100,000 a bed

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 15, 2014 - Los Angeles start-up CCRC receives financing at less than 4%

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 8, 2014 - Midwest operator purchases 19 skilled nursing facilities from Ide Management Group

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 1, 2014 - Sabra acquires 21 independent living communities from affiliates of Holiday Retirement

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 24, 2014 - Opportunistic repositioning of low occupancy IL community

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 17, 2014 - Freddie Mac Funds Acquisition of a CCRC

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 10, 2014 - American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust I and II Close Deals

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 3, 2014 - Grace Management and Chicago Pacific Founders Ink Deal

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 27, 2014 - Assisted Living Community in Carmel, California Sold

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 20, 2014 - MBK Senior Living Expands in Arizona

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 13, 2014 - Kandu Capital Acquires Senior Living Community

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 30, 2014 - Marcus & Millichap Sells Another County SNF, The Amsterdam at Harborside CCRC in New York Restructures Its Bonds, Average Price Per Unit For Stabilized Assisted Living Communities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 16, 2014 - Juniper Communities Buys 272-Unit Retirement Community, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Arranges $156 Million In Financing For Capital Senior Living, Kindred Healthcare Increases Bid For Gentiva

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 9, 2014 - Center Management Group Buys Seven Senior Care Properties From The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, CBRE Senior Housing Services Group Places $38 Million Fannie Mae Mortgage

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 2, 2014 - Capital Senior Living Purchases Three Communities, Deutsche Bank Funds $940 million CMBS refinancing for 167 Skilled Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Population Drops 20% in 10 Years

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 25, 2014 - ALFA Re-brands, Focus Healthcare Partners' Largest Acquisition to Date, Interview with Josh Jandris of Marcus & Millichap

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 18, 2014 - Newcastle's New REIT, Rick Grimes of ALFA Announces Retirement

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 11, 2014 - Health Care REIT Competition, Senior Living Valuation Services' Survey

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 4, 2014 - Ventas buys ARC Healthcare Trust, EBITDA Averages

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 28, 2014 - MidCap Financial Closes on $14.45 Million Financing, Aging 2.0 Founders

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 21, 2014 - REITs, Who Will be the Winning Bidder for Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 14, 2014 - LCB Senior Living continues to expand in the Northeast, Cap Rates

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 7, 2014 - Property Transactions, Sarasota, Florida Will Be Getting a New Assisted Living Community

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 30, 2014 - Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Closed on Financing for a Portfolio for Senior Housing Properties in Different States, Acquisition Market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 23, 2014 - Senior Housing Properties Trust Went to Market With a 12 Million Share, ALFA/ASHA Merger Update

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 16, 2014 - Meridian Realty Advisors Built a 52-unit Memory Care Facility in the Austin, Texas Metro Market, Portfolios in the Acquisition Market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 9, 2014 - American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Purchased a Relatively New Community, Lancaster Pollard Helped Not-For-Profit Provider Eskaton Refinance a Portfolio, Average Price Paid Per Bed in Nursing Facilty

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 2, 2014 - Franklin Development Properties and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital Obtained $40 million in financing for a New Community in San Antonio, Texas, Average Price Per Unit For Assisted Living Communities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 26, 2014 - Skilled Nursing Facility in Pennsylvania Worth, Is the Florida Market Coming Back, Size Makes a Big Difference in Value for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 19, 2014 - Average Price Per Bed Sales, Campus in Portland, Oregon's Current Performance was Good Enough to Take it to Market for Refinancing

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 12, 2014 - Concerned About Pace of New Developments,Memory Care in the Assisted Living Community, High-End Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 5, 2014 - So Who's The Next Acquisition Target, A While for CNL Healthcare Properties to Close its Acquisition

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 26, 2014 - REIT Investment Concentration, Brookdale Senior Living’s Acquisition of Emeritus

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 19, 2014 - American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Purchased Four Assisted Living Communities in Central Illinois, MidCap Financial, LLC Provided $30 Million in Financing to Continuing Healthcare Solutions, Inc

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 12, 2014 - Fourth Quarter Earnings Arrive, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) has Agreed to Sell its 80% Stake in Sunrise Senior Living, Time to Find a Financial Partner

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 5, 2014 - Seniors Housing Dominance,The Carlyle Group Recently Purchased an Assisted Living Community in San Diego, California, Greystone Closed a Bridge Loan for the Acquisition of a Skilled Nursing Facility

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 29, 2014 - Another Successful ASHA Meeting, Capital Health Group has Made a Big Move to the West, Seniors Housing and Care M&A Market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 22, 2014 - Strong January M&A Starts 2014, Chicago-based The Cahill Group has Purchased a Portfolio of 14 Skilled Nursing Facilities, Looks Like the Florida CCRC Market is Back

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 8, 2014 - American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust has Just Purchased a Retirement Community in Katy, Texas, Surge in Seniors Housing and Care M&A Activity in the Fourth Quarter

2013

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, December 18, 2013 - Recommendations On A Seniors Housing Bubble, REIT, Market and Senior Housing and Care Stocks Down, Merger and Acquisition Transactions

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, December 11, 2013 - The Looming Seniors Housing Bubble, CNL Healthcare Properties Upcoming Purchase of 21 Senior Living Properties, The Westminster Funds has Been in its Joint Venture with Life Care Services

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, December 4, 2013 - ObamaCare: What Else, The Marriage of HUD and Not-For-Profit Providers Continues, Average Skilled Nurses Stats

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 20, 2013 - Some County-Owned SNFs Just Need To Be Sold, Average Price Per Bed Paid for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 13, 2013 - Third Quarter Earnings Wrap-Up, Capitol Senior Housing (CSH) Recently Purchased a Property in Herndon, Virginia

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, November 6, 2013 - Third Quarter Earnings Off To Bad Start, Tryko Partners, LLC Recently Acquired a Skilled Nursing Facility in Danvers, Massachusetts

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 30, 2013 - Another October without the Market Spooked, Balance Sheet Lending

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 23, 2013 - Shutdowns, ObamaCare and Senior Care, LCB Senior Living Recently Closed on the Acquisition of an Alzheimer’s Facility Located in Rhode Island, Cap Rates

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 16, 2013 - A Frothy Seniors Housing Market, Cassidy Turley Recently Closed on the Last Two Communities in the Southeast, Level of Cash Flow in Valuation

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 9, 2013 - Surprise Management Shake-Up At HCP, Inc., Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors Closed on the Acquisition of the Aston Gardens Senior Housing Portfolio, Cap Rates in Senior Housing Acquisitions

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, October 2, 2013 - Government Shutdown Means Tighter Future Budgets, MBK Senior Living Has Expanded Again, Publicly Traded Skilled Nursing Companies are Outperforming the Private-Pay Seniors Housing Companies

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 25, 2013 - One Condo Retirement Community Is Making A Comeback, Interest Rates, Three Former Marcus & Millichap Brokers Have Formed a New Advisory Company Based in Chicago

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 18, 2013 - Health Care REITs Making A Comeback, Omega Healthcare Investors Reached an Agreement to Purchase Nursing Facilities From Ark Holding Company, Individual Skilled Nursing Facility Cap Rates

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 11, 2013 - New State Ranking For Skilled Nursing Facilities, Sims Mortgage Financing Closed a $41 Million Refinancing of Three Existing HUD Loans, CHS Purchased an Under Performing Living Community in CA

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, September 4, 2013 - Will Seniors Housing Face Rising Costs, Health Care REIT Closed this Week on its Acquisition in a Joint Venture with Merrill Gardens, Acquisitions

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 28, 2013 - Skilled Nursing Facilities Still in High Demand, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Originated Financing with Freddie Mac, Care Investment Trust, Average Occupancy Rate for Seniors Housing Communities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 21, 2013 - Interest Rate Rise Changing the Shape of the Seniors Housing M&A Market, Capital One Financial Corporation Announced an Agreement to Purchase Beech Street Capital

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 14, 2013 - Brookdale Posts Better Than Expected Performance, Banks Comeback in the Lending Market, Acquisition Market and Values of Assisted Living Communities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, August 7, 2013 - Skilled Nursing Companies Under Census Pressures, Not-for-Profit With Accessing the Low-Cost HUD Debt Market, Leading Age on Frontline Documentary

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 31, 2013 - Five Star Quality Care Reports Q2 Earnings, Price Per Unit Paid in the Seniors Housing Market and Cap Rate, Best-Performing Skilled Nursing Stock

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 24, 2013 - Long-Term Care Commission Will Fail, Kindred Healthcare May Finally be Displaying the Strength That we Always Knew was There, Tax-Exempt Bond Market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 17, 2013 - Assisted Living Concepts Deal Finally Closes, Illinois Acquisition Values for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Mortgage Lenders

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, July 10, 2013 - International Seniors Housing Development, Formation Capital Made its Largest Investment in the Seniors Housing Business, Development is Definitely Picking up Steam

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 26, 2013 - Senior Care M&A Market Holds Steady, REIT Stocks

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 19, 2013 - Development Definitely on the Upswing Since the Market Bottomed Out, Interest Rates Rising, Things Just Haven’t Been Going Well for AdCare Health Systems This Year

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 12, 2013 - CCRCs Aren't Going Away, Sellers are Taking Advantage of a Truly Seller’s Market, CNL Healthcare Properties Made its First Plunge into the Skilled Nursing Sector

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, June 5, 2013 - SNF Market Stronger Than Some Think, Spectrum Retirement Communities Sold Three Assisted Living Communities in Oregon, Health Care REITs

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 29, 2013 - New Kindred-Ventas Legal Problems, Stabilized Cash Flow, Large Skilled Nursing Chains

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter - May 22, 2013 - The AdCare Saga Goes On, Do Portfolios Have Much of an Impact on Value

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 15, 2013 - Fraud Allegations Going Mainstream, Aviv REIT has Been Doing Nothing but Going Up in Price After Going Public, Oak Grove Capital Closed on a $259 Million Fannie Mae loan to Refinance Existing Mortgage Debt

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 8, 2013 - First Quarter Earnings Season Improves, Health Care REIT Sector Could Win Awards for Consistent Performance, CPR on the Radar, Five Stars is Golden

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, May 1, 2013 - First Quarter Earnings Results Are Coming In, Ventas Reports on Seniors Housing

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 24, 2013 - Plan Ahead For CPR, Assisted Living Concepts in Trouble…Again

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 17, 2013 - CNAs vs. Football, REITs Stumble, Is Occupancy Rising

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 10, 2013 - Being Number One, Des Moines an Iowa-based Life Care Services is Partnering With Sears Methodist Retirement System in Texas, Breaking the Market Down into Quartiles

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 3, 2013 - Senior Care M&A Market Bucks Trend, Health Care REITs Seem to Continue Upward, Average Multiple of Revenues Paid in the Skilled Nursing Acquisition Market

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 27, 2013 - What matters at a CCRC, More from LCB Senior Living, Small REITs Doing Deals

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 20, 2013 - Cap Rates and Risk, Assisted Living Concepts, Emeritus Corporation Stock Has Dropped

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 13, 2013 - Brookdale and Emeritus Need Better PR, Advocat Announced an Agreement to Purchase Five Skilled Nursing Facilities in Kansas, Aviv REIT Sets Pricing Range

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, March 6, 2013 - Record Prices for Assisted Living, The Ensign Group has Just Closed on a Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas, Five Star Quality Care Stock

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 27, 2013 - Assisted Living Concepts Sold, erulean Partners, LLC Purchased an Underperforming Full-Service Independent Living Community in Las Vegas

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 20, 2013 - Investing In Non-Traded REITs, Earnings from Ensign Group, Skilled Healthcare Settles

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter - February 13, 2013 - A Rating for Seniors Housing Communities, Have Public Markets Become Obsolete, Industry Appointees to Long-Term Care Commission

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, February 5, 2014 - Seniors Housing Dominance,The Carlyle Group Recently Purchased an Assisted Living Community in San Diego, California, Greystone Closed a Bridge Loan for the Acquisition of a Skilled Nursing Facility

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter- January 30, 2013 - Seniors Housing Bull Market Continues, Aviv REIT Files To Go Public - With Health Care REITs So Successful, Aviv Is Ready

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter- January 23, 2013 - Why People Live In CCRCs, Recent Senior Care M&A Deals

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, January 15, 2013 - 37 Assisted Living Concepts Buildings To Be Re-leased, One Lucky Borrower in Missouri was able to Refinance Four Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter- January 9, 2013 - Record 4th Quarter Deal Volume, Expert Opinion: A Conversation with Adam Heavenrich