CareTrust REIT Acquires Four CCRCs in California for $126.1M

CAMARILLO, CARLSBAD, RANCHO MIRAGE and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — CareTrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE) has purchased four continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the upscale Southern California submarkets of Camarillo, Carlsbad, Rancho Mirage and San Juan Capistrano.

The campuses, which hotelier Marriott International Inc. originally developed between 1999 and 2000, total 637 assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care beds. CareTrust’s initial investment in the four rental CCRCs, inclusive of capital expenditure commitments and transaction costs, was approximately $126.1 million.

Bayshire Senior Communities, an existing CareTrust tenant based in San Diego, will lease and operate the Rancho Mirage and Carlsbad campuses under an amendment to Bayshire’s existing master lease. Aspen Skilled Healthcare, based in Laguna Niguel, will lease and operate the San Juan Capistrano and Camarillo campuses under a new 15-year master lease with CareTrust.

Aggregate annual cash rent for the first year is approximately $8.6 million, increasing to $9.4 million in the second year with CPI-based annual escalators thereafter. The acquisition was funded using CareTrust’s $600 million unsecured revolving credit facility.

Evans Senior Investment represented the seller, an institutional owner, in the transaction.