Canyon Partners Real Estate Invests $10.6M in Seniors Housing Development in Southern California

by Amy Works

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF. — Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC has provided $10.6 million of preferred equity for the construction of a seniors housing community in Simi Valley, approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Griffin Fine Living is developing the project, known as Griffin Plaza Senior Living. This transaction represents Canyon’s third investment with Griffin since 2013.

When completed, Griffin Plaza will feature 75 assisted living units and 26 memory care units in a two-story, 100,000-square-foot building.

The development is near numerous acute care facilities and is located within the existing 13-acre Griffin Plaza retail center. Originally developed by Griffin in the early 1980s, the shopping center is currently undergoing a full-scale renovation to create a lifestyle center with anchor tenants including an Aldi grocery store and a CVS Pharmacy.

“The Simi Valley region is already significantly underserved in seniors housing and memory care,” says Paul Griffin, CEO of Griffin Fine Living. “Demand for high-quality facilities is forecasted to increase, creating a demographics-led investment opportunity.”

Solvere Living has been selected as the operator. Construction is scheduled for completion before the end of 2019.

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