CareTrust REIT Buys Two Assets in California’s Central Valley for $22.8M

MODESTO and SACRAMENTO, Calif. — CareTrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE) has acquired two healthcare facilities in California’s Central Valley in a pair of off-market transactions.

The two properties include Central Valley Post Acute, a 70-bed skilled nursing facility in Modesto, and Saint Claire’s Nursing Center and Saint Francis Senior Residence, a 99-bed skilled nursing and 72-unit assisted living campus in Sacramento.

CareTrust leased both assets to Kalesta Healthcare LLC, an existing CareTrust tenant. In addition to operational and other changes being made at the two facilities, Kalesta has rebranded the Modesto facility as Valley Skilled Nursing and the Sacramento campus as City Creek Post-Acute and Assisted Living.

CareTrust’s total initial investment for the two assets was $22.8 million, inclusive of transaction costs.

Scheduled cash rent for the first two years is approximately $3.9 million, with CPI-based escalators thereafter. CareTrust has also committed to provide a $1 million fund for capital expenditures to improve the City Creek facility.

The Kalesta master lease has approximately 14 years remaining on the initial term, with two five-year renewal options. The acquisition was funded using a combination of cash on hand and CareTrust’s $600 million unsecured revolving credit facility.