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Middle-Class Affordability Is ‘Single Biggest Issue’ Facing Seniors Housing Industry, Says HJ Sims’ Landreville

NEW ORLEANS — Many seniors housing developers, owners and operators are already looking forward to the “silver tsunami” of Baby Boomers reaching the proper age to enter seniors housing. However, if current trends continue, many of those seniors won’t be able to afford seniors housing anyway, according to panelists at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo. The panel, titled “Understanding the Economics & Financing Structures of Moderately Priced Life Plan Communities,” took..

November 16, 2017

Square Mile Provides $136M Loan for 400-Unit Apartment Community in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — New York-based finance and investment firm Square Mile Capital Management LLC has provided a $136 million loan for Jefferson Platinum Triangle, a 400-unit multifamily community in Anaheim. Proceeds from the loan, which was provided for Irving, Texas-based development firm JPI, will be used to repay existing construction debt and to bridge through stabilization of the property. Jefferson Platinum Triangle is located at 1781 S. Campton Ave. within the 840-acre Platinum..

November 13, 2017

Howard Hughes Corp. to Develop New Baseball Stadium for Las Vegas 51s

LAS VEGAS — The Howard Hughes Corp. has unveiled plans to develop and construct the Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin, the urban core within the 22,500-acre master-planned community of Summerlin in Las Vegas. The new ballpark will be the future home of the Las Vegas 51s, the city’s professional baseball team. The name refers to Area 51, which is located roughly 80 miles north of the city. The team's logo depicts one of the gray aliens thought by UFO believers to inhabit the site,..

October 11, 2017

Ready Capital Closes Four Loans Totaling $32.8M in Western States

LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES AND TUSTIN, CALIF. — Ready Capital Structured Finance, a commercial real estate bridge and mezzanine lender, has closed four acquisition and renovation loans in Nevada and California totaling $32.8 million. In Las Vegas, Ready Capital provided a loan for the acquisition, renovation and stabilization of a 168-unit multifamily property located in the Spring Valley submarket. The borrower's business plan includes implementing interior unit and common area upgrades,..

October 6, 2017

Penn-Florida Cos. Receives $398M in Project Financing for Resort in Boca Raton, Florida

BOCA RATON, FLA. — Penn-Florida Cos. has received $398 million in project financing for the second phase of Via Mizner, a five-star resort in downtown Boca Raton. Lotus Capital Partners arranged the majority of the financing, which Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies provided. The U.S. Immigration Fund provided the balance of the financing, which was approximately $80 million. Via Mizner's second phase of construction includes the Mandarin Oriental Boca Raton, additional retail suites at..

October 6, 2017

Industry Growth Highlighted at NMHC Student Housing Conference

TAMPA, FLA. — The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Student Housing Conference wrapped up Sept. 27 at the Marriott Waterside hotel, highlighting the industry’s productivity and progress in the second and third quarters, and providing a forecast for a strong fourth quarter. The tone of the conference was bolstered by Monday’s news that American Campus Communities (ACC), the industry’s largest owner, had purchased a 3,776-bed portfolio from Core Spaces and DRW Real..

September 28, 2017

Seniors Housing Executives Predict Increased M&A Activity, According to Capital One Survey

BETHESDA, MD. — Seniors housing executives have a generally optimistic view for mergers and acquisitions activity heading into the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a survey by Capital One. Approximately 89 percent of respondents believe M&A activity will maintain its current pace over the next year, with about half of those believing the pace will increase. Bethesda-based lender Capital One conducted the survey in early September 2017. It asked professionals to provide their..

September 26, 2017

CareTrust, HCP Escape Hurricane Harvey with Little Property Damage, Four Evacuations

IRVINE and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Two major healthcare REITs — Irvine-based HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) and San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) — have separately announced that none of their properties in Texas received any significant damage due to Hurricane Harvey. However, HCP did note that three of its seniors housing communities were evacuated. CareTrust evacuated one property as well. Harvey swept through the country this week, causing major flooding,..

September 1, 2017

Presbyterian Senior Living Completes 41-Unit Expansion in Pennsylvania

HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA. — Presbyterian Senior Living recently held a dedication for Inglenook at Presbyterian Village, a 41-unit expansion at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, approximately 90 miles east of Pittsburgh. The new building will add to the property’s existing 31 independent living, 43 assisted living and 67 skilled nursing units. Albarano Construction began work on the property in January 2016.

August 31, 2017

Irgens to Develop 379,400 SF Office Tower in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Irgens, a Milwaukee-based developer and operator, will develop the BMO Harris Financial Center, a 25-story, 379,400-square-foot office tower in Milwaukee. The project is valued at roughly $175 million and includes the development of 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The company recently acquired a seven-story parking deck located on Wells Street between North Water Street and North Broadway that will be demolished to provide space for the new office property. Both..

August 2, 2017