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June 12, 2013 Issue:
Seniors Housing Weekly Update: 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe
CCRCs Aren’t Going Away. With the Great Recession now in the rear-view mirror, entrance-fee CCRCs have strengthened and are here to stay.. Read More

Recent Senior Care M&A Deals

Long-Term Care




Silverado Senior Living

3 Memory Care Facilities- 2 in IL and 1 in WI



2 Post-acute and long-term care SNFs

$6.2 million

CNL Healthcare Properties

6 SNFs in AK

$56.4 million

The Ensign Group

1 ALF in CA


The Ensign Group

1 ALF in UT


Stat of the Week
With an increasing number of high-quality single property and “mini-portfolios” on the market this year, it is no wonder why sellers are taking advantage of a truly seller’s market. In the two-year period during 2011 and 2012, what are known as “A” quality assisted living communities, including one-off sales and portfolios, sold at a significant premium to the rest of the market, which we refer to as “B” properties, although some lesser quality was most likely included in that group. The average price for “A” assisted living communities was approximately $240,500 per unit in that two-year period, which was more than double the average price of $111,600 per unit for the “B” properties. One of the drivers of this price differential was the average operating margin (or EBITDA margin). For the A properties, the average margin was 34%, compared with 24% for the B properties, and that higher level of cash flow has an obvious impact on value…… Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Deal of the Week
CNL Healthcare Properties, a private REIT, has made its first plunge into the skilled nursing sector. Previous acquisitions have centered more on the private pay seniors housing side of the business, but perhaps management realized there was the opportunity for some higher returns in the SNF market. In the current transaction, CNL has purchased six skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas with a total of 868 licensed beds. The purchase price was $56.4 million, or about $64,975 per bed. The average age is about 23 years, but two of the facilities were built in the past five years, and the others have completed renovations between 2009 and 2011. Arkansas-based Senior Living Centers will lease the properties under a long-term lease, and these will join the 17 other SNFs the company already manages in Arkansas with more than 1,600 beds…..Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Financing of the Week
Everyone knows that HUD interest rates are about the lowest you can get, especially for skilled nursing facilities. And unless you want to take a lot of capital off the table, HUD is certainly considered by many lenders, unless they need funding in weeks or a month or two. Even for that, many HUD lenders will provide bridge financing until the HUD approvals come in. The savings from a HUD refinancing can be substantial. A case in pint was four skilled nursing facilities refinanced by Capital Funding for a total of $28.06 million, or $48,800 per bed. The annual debt service savings on the refi came to $1.038 million, or $1,800 per bed. If the owner so chooses, that is an extra $250,000 per year that can be reinvested in each property that wasn’t available last year. That can go a long way to maintaining a facility’s competitiveness in its local market….Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today

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