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JCH Works Their Magic, Closing Third Assisted Living Facility in Two Months.

Escondido California, November 16, 2017. The magic keeps on happening at JCH. The Senior Housing ‘wizards’ closed their third AL/MC deal in just two months on November 16. The facility sold for $18,540,000 at over $365,000 per unit, the 7-building 51-unit Not-For-Profit Assisted Living Facility was built in phases between 1980 and 2002. The buyer […]

JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage closes sale of an Assisted Living Facility in Oregon

Oregon, October 10, 2017. JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage is pleased to announce the successful sale of a value-add Assisted Living Facility in Oregon. The facility contains 76 units. Both the buyer and the seller are regional operators. Jim Hazzard, Nick Stahler and Lee Blake were the lead agents on the transaction. About JCH Senior […]

JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage doubles lease rate for landlord of a Skilled Nursing Facility in California.

California, October 7, 2017. The JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage is pleased to announce the successful negotiation of a Skilled Nursing Facility lease extension for a California based private equity firm. JCH was exclusively engaged and tasked with creating demand to bring the current tenant up to a market lease rate. JCH solicited bids for […]

JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage closes sale of an Assisted Living Facility in Southern California

California, October 5, 2017. JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage is pleased to announce the successful sale of a value-add Assisted Living Facility in Southern California. The purchase price for the 97-unit facility was $9,600,000. Both the buyer and the seller are local, single-asset operators. Jim Hazzard and Nick Stahler were the lead agents on the […]

State of the California and National Senior Housing Markets

JCH Consulting Group analyzes the State of the California and National Senior Housing Markets, and provides an in-depth look into its future. Las Vegas, Nevada, July 28, 2017. Senior Housing has been a stable asset class so far in 2017, but several factors could affect market performance in 2018 and 2019, according to Senior Housing […]

JCH Didn’t Invent Doing Deals, We Just Perfected It!

JCH Consulting Group is pleased to announce the successful placement of a long term, publicly traded credit tenant for a large, California based, private equity firm. JCH saved a troubled 95 unit Assisted Living asset in a matter of weeks for the landlord. In late January 2017, JCH was approached by the long-term client with […]

JUST SOLD! In Kern River Valley

6-Property Skilled Nursing Portfolio JCH Consulting Group closes sale of Kern River Valley Leaseholds in Central California California, September 30, 2016. JCH Consulting Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of a 6-property skilled nursing portfolio located in Central California. Built between 1950 and 1975, the facilities ranged from 42 thru 99 beds. The […]

JUST SOLD! $825,000

Adult Day Care in Campbell, CA JCH Consulting Group closes sale of an Adult Day Care business in Campbell, California California, September 30, 2016. JCH Consulting Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of an Adult Day Care business in Campbell California. The business was sold for $825,000, with an occupancy rate of 85% […]

JUST SOLD! $6,640,000

Ocean View Assisted Living & Memory Care Facilities JCH Consulting Group closes sale of Assisted Living & Memory Care in 45 days from initial offer. California, July 1, 2016. JCH Consulting Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of a Assisted Living & Memory Care facility located in Hawaii. Built in 1997 and completely […]

JUST SOLD! $18,900,000

Assisted Living & Memory Care Facilities California, February 5, 2016  JCH Consulting Group is pleased to announce the successful sale transactions totaling $18,900,000.00 consisting of two specialized assisted living and memory care facilities located in Central and Southern California. Totaling 163 beds, both facilities focus on providing high-acuity memory care and assisted living services within […]

JUST SOLD 90 Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility

JUST SOLD $4,400,000


How to Choose a Sales Price

Selling assisted living or skilled nursing facilities in the senior housing industry? Selling healthcare properties? No matter what, determining and settling on a sales price for your senior housing investments is incredibly important. This number not only determines whether or not the sale goes through, it determines whether or not the buyer and seller meet […]

ASHA Recap for 2018

The American Senior Housing Association held its annual conference this year in Orlando, Florida. From January 31 to February 2, most of the major players in the senior housing industry attended the event. This was the perfect opportunity for operators, lenders, private equity firms and vendors to connect and collaborate at the start of the […]

2018 Senior Housing Forecast

In the past several years, the senior housing industry has welcomed new investors from other real estate product types. The sector has grown over time into one of the favored real estate investment classes for investors. In addition, with the demand for new assisted living, skilled nursing and other healthcare properties growing, lenders are working […]

The Evolution of the Skilled Nursing Market

Investments in the skilled nursing market have endured great turbulence the last five years. With so many different asset classes in the senior housing industry and the reimbursement climate in constant flux, investment specialists and operators alike have waited for a definitive answer on how to navigate within the marketplace. Now, as the dust has […]

CAHF 2017 Recap with the JCH Group

The California Association of Healthcare Facilities conference took place in Palm Springs this year from November 13th to the 15th. This unique conference invites all types of members from the senior housing and skilled nursing industry which included vendors, consultants, brokers, attorneys and operators. With such a wide array of attendees, the 2017 CAHF created […]

NIC Fall Conference 2017 Recap

The National Investment Center held its annual conference in Chicago, Illinois on September 26 this year. The three-day meeting hosted over 3000 participants from the senior housing industry. Additionally, there were new groups attending, including operators and investors from Asian markets and US buyers from other real estate product types. This further proves that the […]

Senior Housing Operator Ethics

Operator Ethics The senior housing industry exists to serve the senior community. It provides a safe environment with a variety of services necessary for a higher quality of living in the advanced life stage. Hundreds of thousands of families rely on the integrity of the senior housing industry to provide for their elderly family members. […]

What Is Assisted Living and How Can I Buy Assisted Living?

What is Assisted Living The senior housing industry offers several distinct types of investments for future operators. Each type appeals to its own consumer base, which comes down to the type of care provided at the facility. What is assisted living: Assisted living facilities are for senior residents needing moderate assistance. Assisted living fits into a […]

JCH Bridges the Gap

Bridging the Gap – Small and Large Operators Over the past 20 years, the senior housing industry has grown and matured in tremendous ways. With a booming population of seniors needing higher and higher levels of care, senior housing investments are a win, win for all parties involved. The JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage has […]

Senior Housing – A Market Segment Ignored?

Middle Market in Senior Housing There is absolutely no doubt that the senior housing industry is in a cycle of robust construction. New buildings are being built every single day, but for who? Despite the growing number of investments in the senior housing industry, operators and developers are consistently ignoring a largely underserved market. The […]

The Largest Senior Housing Conglomerate to Date

Senior Housing Conglomerate The senior housing industry has been under great scrutiny for the past few years. With new facilities opening each day and more construction underway, it seems everyone wants to play in the Senior Housing space. As the titan of the senior housing industry, Brookdale is the largest senior healthcare provider in the […]

National Real Estate Investor Magazine Article

JCH National Real Estate Investor Magazine Article Nick Stahler, Senior Vice President, JCH Consulting Group The State of the California and National Senior Housing Market: Analysis and in-depth look into its future. Senior Housing has been a stable asset class so far in 2017, but several factors could affect market performance in 2018 and 2019. […]

The Evolution of Senior Housing

For the past twenty years the senior housing industry has experienced immense change and growth. The JCH Group has brokered hundreds of transactions and witnessed present changes influencing the future. Senior Housing investments don’t necessarily look like what they used to, and the senior housing industry has matured in unprecedented ways. The Senior Housing Industry […]

Negotiating a Market Rate Lease

The senior housing industry is quickly becoming a mecca for real estate investment. Many new players have entered the arena from other asset classes, but the senior housing industry is far from crowded. It may, however, be difficult to spot the right opportunity, particularly one that matches your goals and talents. Still, for those searching […]

Choosing the Right Senior Housing Brokerage

Senior Housing Brokers With the senior housing industry attracting as much attention as it is, everyone is looking to get connected. Senior housing brokerages work as an integral link between buyers and sellers to other vital resources within the senior housing industry. There have been several new senior housing brokerages entering the industry; many of […]

Marketing Strategies

The key to building the right senior housing investment is matching the right buyer to the right seller. Both sellers and buyers have different requirements and expectations from the transaction process. This is where JCH thrives and adds value in finding that perfect match. To make the match, JCH senior housing investment specialists use several […]

Recap of the Spring Regional NIC Conference

The National Investment Center Conference was held in San Diego at the Hilton Bay Front Resort this year. From March 22 to 24, approximately 1600 players from the senior housing industry gathered to participate in this conference. For years, the NIC has served as the premier meeting place for serious brokers, lenders, attorneys and operators […]

Case Study: The Effects of New Investors on Senior Housing Pricing

There is enthusiastic capital in the senior housing industry. Day by day, the market attracts new players, builds new deals, swaps facilities and grows. In fact, the senior housing industry has now evolved into an institutional grade asset class allowing private equity firms to turn their attention to the senior housing market in a big […]

Employing in the Senior Housing Development Boom

The past several years have been historic for the senior housing industry. We have seen and continue to see very high construction volume. Today a record number of people are seeking opportunities in senior housing investments. With the senior housing industry growing rapidly some potential issues are beginning to show themselves. Operators often worry about […]

2017 ASHA Recap

American Senior Housing Association The American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) held its annual conference this year in Palm Desert, CA. Between January 30 and February 1. Nearly 800 people attended this conference, making it one of the most successful and crowded ASHA events in recent history. The JCH Group connected with over 30 existing clients […]

Negotiations Throughout the Sales Process

Senior Housing Sales Negotiations Negotiations are an integral part of the transaction process in the senior housing industry. It can be repetitive, complicated and challenging; having an experienced JCH investment specialist on your side makes it easier. More often than not, acquiring your senior housing investment depends on the negotiations themselves. There are the three […]

New Opportunities in Senior Housing

The senior housing industry is robust with new opportunities as we enter the first quarter of 2017. Several large operators have listed significant portions of their healthcare facilities for sale, attracting smaller and regional operators to buy skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Read: 2017 Senior Housing Forecast Many of these large providers operate […]

2017 Senior Housing Forecast

The senior housing industry has experienced tremendous growth within the past few years. Strong investment returns have attracted serious new players. With construction debt available in the marketplace, plenty of new construction is also under way. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, deals are wrapping up, providing a clearer picture of what 2017 will […]

When is a Good Time to Sell Your Senior Housing?

Sell Your Senior Housing Senior housing investments specialists are often asked how to identify the prime time to sell healthcare properties in order to maximize profit. Fortunately, there is no time like the present to sell. The senior housing industry transaction market is very strong, and the playing field is even for both sellers and […]

The 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange

Maximizing the profit of senior housing investments can be a complex process. It requires a great deal of research, planning, collaboration and knowledge to ensure that your senior housing investment yields the results and profits you desire. While the senior housing industry continues to boom, many investors, new and old, may not be maximizing their […]

CAHF Wrap Up with the JCH Group

This month the JCH Consulting Group’s investment specialists attended the California Association of Healthcare Facilities conference. The CAHF’s 66th Annual Convention and Expo were held, as always, in Palm Springs, California. From November 13 to 16, senior housing investments specialists, operators, vendors, lenders, attorneys, and those with serious interests in senior housing and skilled nursing […]

Red Flags to Look for When Investing in Assisted Living

Investment Red Flags The senior housing industry grows larger and larger each day. With more operators looking for an assisted living facility for sale, the marketplace grows a bit muddled. Less experienced sellers and buyers may get mixed up in bad business decisions. If you are looking to buy assisted living facilities, cautiously investigate every […]

How to Become an Owner in Senior Housing

At this moment, opportunities are flooding the senior housing industry. With the demand for skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities rising each day, experienced operators and administrators in the senior housing business are looking for a vertical move. Operators accustomed to managing assisted living facilities for sale are now opening up companies to become […]

Management Contracts in Senior Housing

The senior housing industry is ripe with opportunities. Many new investors have just acquired their first assisted living facility. They will soon learn from experienced operators and owners that the most important aspect of surviving and thriving in the senior housing business is having a solid management team. This is true for any asset class […]

Buying Assisted Living: Residential Care Homes Vs. Purpose-Built

Assisted Living Information Assisted living Assisted living is an asset class known by many different names: assisted living homes, assisted living facilities as well as board and care homes. Though these facilities may be called by different names, as a whole, assisted living provides the same care. Choosing the right size facility is important in […]

The Costs of the $15 Minimum Wage

Senior Housing Residents There has been significant publicity regarding the final increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Though many celebrate this unprecedented win for full-time employees, someone must pay the increased cost. Sadly, residents on fixed incomes are the least able to do so and the most likely to have to. The […]

Is Senior Affordable Housing a Good Investment?

Senior Affordable Housing Senior affordable housing is a segment within the senior housing market. It is often overlooked or ignored because it does not generate the type of revenue private pay or Medicaid facilities produce. Though it may not be the most idealistic addition, senior affordable housing can be an integral piece of any operator’s […]

Senior Housing Pricing Down Cycle

Are We Headed Toward the Next Down Cycle in Pricing?   Over the past few years, the senior housing industry has experienced some dramatic changes. Impressive financial performance and returns have attracted an influx of new players, prompting high transaction volume and a significant amount of new construction. Investors either plan to buy healthcare properties […]

New Sellers Entering the Marketplace: REIT’s

Real Estate Investment Trust The senior housing industry has recently attracted a new wave of sellers, real estate investment trusts or REIT’s. As the need and demand for healthcare properties grows, there is more construction, general interest and changes in the way transactions take place. People are searching not just for senior homes for sale […]

The Right Nursing Home Investment for Your Investors

Nursing Home Investments With our current robust nursing home market, and with more and more people getting involved in the nursing home business, making the right match between investor and facility can give the transaction the head start it needs to succeed. It is crucial that in the acquisition process the operator and investors involved are […]

What You Should Know About Assisted Living Developers

Are you considering developing Senior Housing? The need for senior housing facilities is greater than ever before, investment specialists are seeing a massive increase in development and construction of assisted living and memory care facilities. Inexperienced or new investors getting involved in the senior housing business should be aware of the amount of work and […]

How To Calculate A Senior Housing Investment

Using Expense Ratio and PPD Analysis The senior housing investment industry is accustomed to very complex financial statements. Understanding and analyzing these statements is crucial to the success of your skilled nursing or assisted living facility. Proper analysis can provide you with tools and metrics to maximize the profitability at your facility, which in turn […]

Outlook for Senior Housing in 2016

2016 Senior Housing 2015 was a tremendous year for the senior housing industry. Investors and people outside the industry attended conferences in astounding numbers. New players are ready for their senior housing investments. Seasoned experts and operators have reaped the benefits of a long-term presence and newfound energy has given secondhand assets another chance while […]

Is An Assisted Living Facility a Good Investment?

Assisted Living Facility Investments   Those interested in the senior housing industry often ask this question, while trying to decide if an assisted living facility is indeed a good investment.  In general, the answer is yes. With so many assisted living facilities for sale, well-performing assets and turnaround facilities alike can become great senior housing […]

Senior Housing Business FAQs

Are We In A Pricing Bubble About To Burst? JCH Consulting Group was once again asked to participate in the Senior Housing Business magazine’s Broker Q & A, “Are we in a pricing bubble about to burst?” Here is the full interview with Nick Stahler.   What has been the most compelling trend or biggest […]

Recap: California Association of Healthcare Facilities Conference 2015

CAHF Conference 2015 The California Association of Healthcare Facilities held their annual conference in Palm Springs, California from November 16 to 18. The CAHF Conference is a unique gathering of healthcare professionals, which is not limited to just skilled nursing operators, but open to medical equipment vendors, food service providers, facility level employees and even […]

Rising Valuation Metrics in Senior Housing

Price Per Bed & Price Per Unit Value With the boom of the senior housing industry, investors, buyers and sellers are studying the valuation metrics causing senior housing investments to be measured more closely. These numbers have been growing, and continue to grow with great speed. No matter what senior living investment you look at, […]

National Investment Center National Conference 2015

RECAP: NIC National Conference 2015 Earlier this month, the JCH Team attended the NIC National Conference in Washington, DC. Over 2,400 industry professionals were in attendance, surpassing the usual census of 2,000 attendees. With about a 35 percent increase in attendance, everyone was eager to hear about the latest market trends in the senior housing industry, […]

Development Boom or Development Bust?

Senior Housing Development The senior housing space is full of opportunities as demand for assisted living facilities for sale and other healthcare properties grow. Developing new properties has become a hot topic. Many want to know how much is occurring, where these facilities are being built and if too many are being built. Though the […]

How to Increase Profit Margins While Dealing with Rising Expenses

Increase Profit Margins As the economy improves, senior housing facilities are experiencing increasing expenses. These rising costs cut into profit margins and operators are left trying to find ways to recover lost profitability. In the past year alone, margins were reduced to an average of 32 percent in assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facilities. Some […]

Preserving Your Wealth After the Sale

Taxes And Proceeds Form The Sale Disclosure: The JCH Consulting Group is not an accounting firm. The following are merely the opinions of the JCH Group and is not intended as tax advice. Any concerns about your taxes should be directed to your CPA and tax advisers.    Your senior living brokerage has worked with you […]

Capitalization Rates, what are they and why are they important?

The What and Why of Capitalization Rates Capitalization rates, or cap rates, are a valuation tool used in the senior housing market and commercial real estate in general. They become an important number to those searching to buy healthcare properties and one that your preferred skilled nursing brokerage should be able to calculate without error. […]

Pros and Cons of Leasing Your Next Facility

Leasing a Skilled Nursing Facility or Assisted Living Facility Whether it’s smarter to lease a skilled nursing (SNF) or assisted living facility (ALF) or purchase a SNF or ALF for sale is a question that comes up frequently for senior housing brokerages. Everyone would prefer to own the underlying real estate to their operations, however, […]

Preparing Your Assisted Living Facility for the Sales Process

What To Do Before Selling a Skilled Nursing Facility Once a buyer is found for your assisted living and skilled nursing properties for sale, the pressure is typically on the buyer to close the deal in a timely fashion.  As the seller, there are several ways to speed the sales process along and maintain the […]

How To Manage A Profitable Skilled Nursing Facility

Managing A SNF When an assisted living facility for sale or a skilled nursing home for sale acquires new management, operators may experience fluctuations in profit and productivity during the transition period. Whether you are a new operator or one looking for ways to elevate your skilled nursing facility, operating a profitable SNF is no mystery. Simply […]

What Documents Are Included In A Transaction?

Documents Needed In A Closing Transaction When senior housing transactions are arranged, there are multiple documents needed for a successful closing. These documents are often extremely industry-specific and require experienced legal counsel to help prepare them. Buying skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living properties for sale are complex transactions. Not only is it a sale […]

Development in Senior Housing

Senior housing, like all real estate product types, is cyclical in nature. The last cycle ended in 2009-2010 with the start of the great recession. Five years later, a new season for senior housing begins and already the fundamentals of senior housing prove true: with an increase in the number of seniors needing care, demands […]

NIC 2015 Regional Conference – Recap

San Diego NIC Conference 2015 The National Investment Center held its regional conference March 31- April 2nd in sunny San Diego, California. Senior housing players from all over the United States attended the massive event to learn and share ideas on the expanding and developing marketplace. A Bullish Market and Positive Attitude Opens Opportunities Lenders, […]

What is a CCRC?

Continuing Care Retirement Community A CCRC, or continuing care retirement community, is a unique senior housing establishment that provides all levels of care conveniently in one place. A CCRC campus offers board and care for sale, hosting multiple facilities dedicated to varying levels of care such as independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Each […]

What is a Congregate Care Facility?

Congregate Care Facility A congregate care facility is typically for residents 55 years of age or older, where limited or no assistance with daily living activities is needed and a state issued license is not required. With senior housing booming, novice and experienced operators alike are on the hunt for quality investments. Assisted living facilities, […]

How Outsider Equity Changes the Senior Housing Sector

Over the past several years in the senior housing space, investors and operators have consistently seen all time high valuations for all product types within senior housing, Now more than ever before, those looking to buy skilled nursing facilities or buy assisted living facilities are investing enormous amounts of capital to close transactions. These transactions […]

New 2015 Laws For All Licensed Facilities in CA

The Department of Social Services will be enforcing three new laws in 2015, most of which affects smaller providers for residential and elderly care facilities. The California State legislature has passed these laws in an effort to raise quality of life for residents and keep facility staff prepared for emergencies and accidents. The Community Care […]

How to Buy a Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facility

In preparing to buy skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities or other healthcare properties, there is great concern and thought invested in learning how to properly finance your purchase.  Though many options are available, the most common and available method to successfully buy a skilled nursing, or assisted living facility comes in a two-part loan […]

The Changing Climate of the Skilled Nursing Marketplace

Skilled Nursing Facilities and Bankruptcy For the past 24 to 36 months the skilled nursing marketplace has experienced unprecedented turbulence making the decision to buy skilled nursing facilities a difficult one to make. Profit margins for operators of skilled nursing facilities are spread thin with MediCare and Medicaid cuts. In California, MediCal withholds have further […]

What are the Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities?

Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities When searching to buy healthcare properties, there are several different types from which you can choose. Right now, the senior housing marketplace is one of the industries promising unlimited growth with unquenchable needs in independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and other senior housing facilities. Many of these homes […]

2014 NIC National Conference Recap

NIC National Conference in Chicago Shows Promising Boom In October 2014, the National Investment Center held its 24th Annual NIC National Conference in Chicago, IL. Over 2200 people attended the conference centered on investing in senior housing and care facilities.  Top executives from the most prominent operators were part of the forum. Keynote speakers included […]

What Should I Know About a RCFE Before I Buy?

Residential care facilities for the elderly, otherwise referred to as RCFE, is a type of care facility specifically designed to serve and assist the elderly with their daily lives. These facilities are also known as assisted living facilities. For those making plans to buy RCFEs there are a few basic pieces of information to know […]

When is a Good Time to Sell My Skilled Nursing Facility?

Owners of skilled nursing facilities looking to wait for the right time to sell should wait no longer. Facilities are receiving all-time high valuations, properties are worth more and buyers are making aggressive offers. Sell When Your Facility Is Doing Its Best Most sellers are resistant to sell an operation that performs well and they […]

Perfect Time To Get Involved In A Skilled Nursing Facility

Don’t Miss Senior Housing’s Perfect Storm With so many seniors in the United States today, there is a great and pressing need for assisted living. Growing demands for senior healthcare facilities prompts people of action to create supply. Though the senior housing marketplace may have been underestimated in the past, recognizing the urgent need for […]

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