QCP Sets Date for Welltower Vote, Sees Skilled Nursing Woes Through 2020

Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) has set a date for shareholders to vote on its proposed acquisition by Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and the ProMedica hospital system — and despite rumblings about a potentially better offer, QCP continues to tell shareholders to approve the deal. The real estate investment trust (REIT) will convene a meeting […]

QCP Hints at Better Offer in Welltower-ProMedica Deal Wrinkle

Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) may have found a more attractive suitor than its current potential buyers. The Bethesda, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) on Tuesday announced that it had received a potentially better takeover offer than the one currently on the table from fellow REIT Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and non-profit hospital system […]

DeRosa: Welltower and ProMedica ‘Rescued’ Struggling HCR ManorCare

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) CEO Tom DeRosa on Wednesday offered a spirited defense of his company’s recent skilled nursing mega-deal, saying the transaction will help save HCR ManorCare from its former private equity owners. “These are very good assets — great real estate that’s been run by a very effective management team with one hand […]

Welltower Updates Investors on Impending QCP, ManorCare Deal

Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Monday provided a brief update to shareholders on the company’s coming acquisition of Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), the real estate investment trust (REIT) primarily associated with struggling skilled nursing provider HCR ManorCare. The update, submitted as a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, affirms Welltower’s commitment to ProMedica, […]

ManorCare Mega-Deal Blurs Care Lines, But Will Doctors Buy In?

When assessing the deal struck by Welltower (NYSE: WELL) to acquire Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) and by ProMedica to acquire HCR ManorCare, outsiders should look at whether the players can pull off a genuine team-based approach to care. That’s according to Bob Kramer, founder of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The […]

In a Regional Era, ProMedica and Welltower Go National with QCP, ManorCare

The refrain from the top leaders in the skilled nursing space has been that the industry is a regional game: Control a limited number of high-quality facilities in a confined area, the thinking goes, and an operator can win by successfully embedding itself in the local reimbursement and regulatory landscape. Late Wednesday night, two of […]

Welltower, ProMedica Look to ‘Reinvent’ Skilled Nursing with QCP Deal

After seeing major players like Humana and TPG Capital take billion-dollar bets on vertical health care integration, Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) is getting in on the action as well. Shankh Mitra, the real estate investment trust’s (REIT) senior vice president of investments, specifically cited those companies — which recently teamed up to buy Kindred Healthcare’s […]

QCP Frames ManorCare, Welltower Deals as Best Options Amid Turmoil

When Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and ProMedica announced their deal to acquire Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) — and, by extension, skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare — the move was a strategic splash designed to shake up the long-term landscape. For QCP, however, it was simply the best way to play a less-than-ideal hand. On […]

Welltower Acquires QCP for $1.95B, Health System to Take Over ManorCare

The fates of skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare and its former landlord, Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), have been determined. Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), one of the largest U.S. health care real estate investment trusts (REITs), has reached an agreement to acquire QCP in a $1.95 billion all-cash deal. Going forward, Welltower will own the […]

Welltower, ProMedica Reportedly Eyeing $2B Acquisition of QCP

A non-profit health system and a major real estate investment trust (REIT) are reportedly teaming up to buy Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) for $2 billion. The ProMedica hospital system and Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: WELL) have already made that offer, according to sources that spoke to the Reuters news service — which would value QCP at about […]

Genesis to Exit Texas, Divest 24 Skilled Nursing Facilities

Post-acute giant Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) will completely exit the skilled nursing space in Texas, selling 23 facilities and transferring operations of a 24th by the middle of this year. The Kennett Square, Pa.-based operator announced the deal late Wednesday night, with the buyer identified as Regency REIT, LLC. That New York City-based real […]

Welltower Approaches Record in Florida, $18.7M Sale in PA

Welltower Subsidiary Pays $130M for South Florida Senior Living Facility  Welltower Jefferson Propco TRS, a subsidiary of the Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower (NYSE: WELL), purchased the 527-bed senior living complex Stratford Court near Boca Raton, Fla., for $130 million, or $246,679 per unit. The site spans 447,948 square feet and includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care. […]

Mainstreet Calls Off Post-Acute Projects, Lays Off 70 in Arizona

The distressed skilled nursing industry appears to need fresh approaches to operations and real estate, but bringing new types of properties to market is far from easy. Mainstreet, one of the largest developers of post-acute facilities in the nation, is the latest example, as the company is scaling back the rollout of its new Rapid […]

Welltower CEO Describes ‘New-Age SNF’ Concept

The skilled nursing industry will emerge from its current period of duress and be reinvented in the coming years, according to Tom DeRosa, CEO of real estate investment trust (REIT) Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL). This belief is one reason why Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower is maintaining a foothold in skilled nursing, with about 10% of the […]

Welltower Defends Genesis Moves Despite ‘Bumpy’ Outlook

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) is upbeat about one of its most troubled tenants, even though the road ahead looks bumpy. CEO Tom DeRosa spent a good portion of Thursday’s fourth-quarter earnings call talking up one of the real estate investment trust’s (REIT) largest post-acute operating partners, Kennett Square, Pa.-based Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN). Welltower’s wholly-owned Genesis portfolio […]

Genesis Plans Major Restructuring, Blames Historic SNF ‘Down Cycle’

Citing a declining census, rising nurse wages, and decreasing reimbursements, Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) this week announced a major restructuring of its leases with top landlords. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania-based skilled nursing and post-acute care provider said it reached non-binding agreements with real estate investment trusts (REITs) Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) and Sabra Health Care […]

Welltower Working on Deal to Improve Genesis’ Capital Structure

A deal is being hammered out between skilled nursing giant Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) and its landlord Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), which is meant to improve Genesis’ capital structure. Welltower, a Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT), announced the likely transaction in conjunction with releasing its third-quarter 2017 earnings results Tuesday, though details were […]

Why Sabra Bet on Skilled Nursing While Other REITs Bailed

Several publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) have backed off skilled nursing in recent months and years, but one major player recently made an eye-popping investment in the asset class. The largest health care REITs — Ventas (NYSE: VTR), Welltower (NYSE: HCN), and HCP (NYSE: HCP) — all have either spun off the majority […]