CareTrust REIT Acquires Five Skilled Nursing Facilities in Southeast for $81M

by Jeff Shaw

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — CareTrust REIT Inc. (NYSE:CTRE), a San Clemente-based investor, has acquired a five-facility, 498-bed skilled nursing portfolio located in the Southeast for $80.9 million, including transaction costs.

In connection with the acquisition, the company entered into a new triple-net master lease with affiliates of YAD Healthcare, a new operator relationship for the company and an experienced skilled nursing operator with facilities across multiple states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The lease has an initial term of 10 years with two five-year extension options and provides for a year-one contractual lease yield of 9 percent with annual CPI-based escalators. The investment was funded using cash on hand.

The acquisition was part of a larger transaction that closed concurrently in which CareTrust provided approximately $99 million in portfolio acquisition financing to a regional owner-operator of skilled nursing facilities.

CareTrust also reported that with these two related investments, the company’s year-to-date investments now total approximately $386 million, and the investment pipeline is reloaded with approximately $460 million of “near-term, actionable opportunities.”

CareTrust’s stock price closed at $26.14 per share on Wednesday, June 5, the day the transaction was announced, up from $18.96 one year prior.

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