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December 18, 2013 Issue:
Seniors Housing Weekly Update: 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe
Recommendations On A Seniors Housing Bubble. Viewers responded to last week’s post about a looming seniors housing bubble. Read More

Recent Senior Care M&A Deals

Long-Term Care






HealthLease Properties REIT

Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville

$16.98 million

Aviv REIT, Inc.

LTC campus and specialty hospital

$44.9 million

Deal of the Week
The key word for health care REITs these days is diversification, whether it is from tenants with too high a concentration or property types. Aviv REIT, which went public earlier in 2013, was predominantly a skilled nursing REIT with investments across a few dozen mostly private operators. The company has been expanding in the assisted living market, but it recently announced two acquisitions that diversify it even further, but not without some new risk. It purchased a campus in Ohio that includes an assisted living facility, a skilled nursing facility and a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC), plus the right to build another LTAC. The ALF is leased to one operator at an initial cash yield of 8.0%, while the SNF and LTAC are leased to a second operator at an initial cash yield of 9.8%. Aviv also purchased a specialty hospital in Indiana which is leased to a third operator with an initial yield of 10.0%. All in all, attractive yields providing tenant and property diversification….. Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Stock of the Week
With much if the market down in the past week, and almost all seniors housing and care stocks down since December 1, there has been one, and just one, standout, and that is Kindred Healthcare. Since the end of November, Kindred’s shares have jumped by 15% and are now up nearly 80% for the year, topping the stellar performance of The Ensign Group, which is now up 63% for the year. There has been no major news coming out of Kindred, and the reimbursement picture isn’t what we would call rosy. Perhaps investors are finally realizing that Kindred is, in fact, prepared for the future of health care delivery, whatever that may entail, and are rewarding it for being forward thinking and making some hard decisions on properties and strategic direction. About time……Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Stat of the Week
Last year, there were 185 what we call “publicly announced” merger and acquisition transactions in the seniors housing and care market. It may be hard to believe, but that was a record according to our stats. So far this year, we have topped 205 announced transactions, and by the end of December there is a good possibility we will hit 220, which would be a nearly 20% increase over 2012. What has been driving this activity? Obviously a very hot market amid very successfully operated senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities. But there has also been an increase in REIT activity, and most of them involving the smaller REITs and non-traded REITs. Of the 205 deals so far this year, about one-third have involved REITs as the buyers. And who said the Big Three was going to dominate the 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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