Three previously announced transactions between Brookdale Senior Living and real estate investment trust Healthpeak Properties (formerly HCP Inc.) were finalized as of Jan. 31, Brookdale said Monday.
Irvine, CA-based Healthpeak acquired Brentwood, TN-based Brookdale’s 51% equity interest in 14 entry-fee continuing care retirement communities, resulting in more than $285 million in net cash proceeds, Brookdale said. Healthpeak also paid Brookdale a $100 million management termination fee.
The REIT now has a 100% ownership interest in the communities, management of which it previously said would be taken over by Des Moines, IA-based Life Care Services.
Additionally, the country’s largest senior living company bought 18 formerly leased communities from Healthpeak for $405 million. Brookdale and Healthpeak amended and restated the master lease for 24 other leased communities.
Brookdale and the REIT are jointly marketing for sale additional entry-fee CCRCs.
“This transaction also reduces our lease exposure, improves our consolidated cash flow and increases our liquidity and financial strength,” Brookdale President and CEO Lucinda “Cindy” Baier said in a statement. “This set of transactions is another example of our ability to unlock significant value while reducing the complexity of our business,” she added.
Brookdale’s news Monday followed a Jan. 22 announcement by National Health Investors that Brookdale had exercised its option to purchase eight assisted living communities in three states from the REIT for $39.26 million. NHI previously had classified these communities, which have a combined total of 336 units, as assets held for sale.