Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 26, 2012

What’s happening with CCRCs?

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is a facility that includes multiple levels of care.  That includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, and a small Skilled Nursing component.  While the concept of aging in place is appealing, the distressed sales and financial troubles of CCRCs have taken over the headlines.
Based on the difficulties in the housing market, we believe the troubles for CCRC communities is going to continue for the next couple of years.  These properties, with an entry fee model, can’t capture residents until they sell their homes.  In addition, the communities have a significant amount of debt.  The only thing that might save these communities is the low cost of capital and groups with strong balance sheets that can purchase them for cents on the dollar.
If you are interested in acquiring a CCRC, please contact me at Ryan Saul.  If you have a community that you have thought about selling, I would be happy to put together a confidential proposal.
July 17, 2012
Grant Kief

Brad Clousing and Patrick Byrne Sell Georgia Skilled Nursing Home


Patrick Byrne and Brad Clousing sold a 160 bed SNF for a local hospital authority.  The 45,000 square foot facility was built in phases between 1968 and 1974 but was well maintained and recently updated.  The facility was operated similar to a hospital and staffed at a level that could not be supported by the margins in the nursing home industry.  Despite the poor financial performance, substantial upside could be found in the existing operations and the foundation was there for a new owner to succeed.  Although it was losing over $400,000/year at the time of the offering, the facility was expecting a substantial Medicaid increase which was expected to reduce the losses soon after closing. 
Within 7 days of the initial offering, Senior Living Investment Brokerage, Inc. was able to procure multiple offers, with several buyers positioned  at the list price.  After a request for best and final offers and an evaluation of the interested parties, AdCare Health Systems was chosen.  The terms of their offer, history of transitioning non-profit facilities and their ongoing working relationship with Senior Living Investment Brokerage, Inc., resulted in the Seller selecting their proposal.  The ultimate sale/closing price was $240,000 over the intitial offering price.  For additional information, please contact Brad Clousing at or Patrick Byrne at 

July 6, 2012
Grant Kief

Cacciabando, Alley and Binder Sell Kansas Facility


Jeff Binder, Matt Alley and Nick Cacciabando have sold a 56 bed skilled nursing/20 unit assisted living facility in Kansas.  The facility is located in Rose Hill, Approximately 18 miles outside of Wichita.  The one-story, 33,000 square foot facility was built in 1971 and 1978 and renovated in 2001-2002.  At the time of the sale, the census was 94% and the property sold at a 14% cap rate/.97x GIM for $55,900/bed/unit.  The Seller was a local owner/operator.  Senior Living was able to generate multiple offers and after a competitive bidding process, the successful Buyer was an owner/operator headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with an existing presence in Kansas.  For addisional information on this sale or to request a confidential proposal on your seniors housing facility, contact Senior Living Investment Brokerage, Inc.