Massachusetts

BOSTON — HumanGood, the nation’s seventh-largest nonprofit, has completed its affiliation with Pleasant Spring Communities, which oversees Springhouse and Mount Pleasant Home and has provided senior living in Boston for more than a century.  The plan was announced in August, but required regulatory and lender approval before it could be consummated. “Now approved, the affiliation between HumanGood and Pleasant Spring Communities will enable Springhouse and Mount Pleasant Home to enhance their operational efficiencies, streamline processes, and introduce innovative programs that further enrich the lives of residents while also providing more opportunities …

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STOW, Mass. — MassDevelopment has issued $25.7 million in tax-exempt bond financing to fund renovation and expansion of Elizabeth Brook Apartments, an affordable seniors housing community in Stow, approximately 25 miles west of Boston. SEHC Elizabeth Brook Apartments Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Stow Elderly Housing Corp., is developing the project, which includes renovating the existing 50 units while adding a 37 additional units. The new building will be adjacent to the existing apartment complex and will create a campus and continuum of care. Minuteman Senior Services will provide case …

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ASHLAND, Mass. — JLL Capital Markets has arranged the successful recapitalization transaction of the Residence at Valley Farm. LCB Senior Living will stay on as co-owner, while Blue Moon Capital Partners will replace Bridge Investment Group as the other owner. The price was not disclosed. The Residence at Valley Farm is located in Ashland, a wealthy bedroom community 25 miles west of Boston that provides access throughout the region via the commuter rail station in town and the nearby Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). The three-story property is a Class A assisted …

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BROOKLINE, Mass. — Kisco Senior Living has opened The Newbury of Brookline, a 159-unit seniors housing community in the first-ring Boston suburb of Brookline. Part of Kisco’s upscale portfolio, the development is situated on the historic Newbury College site. Welltower purchased the campus in 2019 and announced at that time its plans to convert the site into seniors housing. The development is scheduled to open in fall 2024. With 190,000 square feet of new construction and 20,000 square feet of restoration to the historic Mitton House, the project includes 81 independent living, …

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WORCESTER, Mass. — The United Group of Cos. Inc. has received $35 million in construction financing for The Arbella at Bramble Hill, an active adult development in Worcester. The Washington Trust Co. provided the capital with the assistance of JLL Capital.  The Arbella will span 17 acres and offer 123 one- and two-bedroom apartments across three elevator-serviced buildings. The community will also feature an 8,5000-square-foot clubhouse. United Group plans to complete construction by the beginning of 2025. Project partners include Marchionda & Associates, Syvertsen Rigosu Architects and Campanelli Associates Construction …

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WALTHAM, Mass. — MassDevelopment has issued $17.8 million in tax-exempt bond financing on behalf of 2Life Leland LLC, an affiliate of 2Life Communities. The borrower will use bond proceeds to demolish a vacant former rest home at 21 Newton St. in downtown Waltham and build a three-story, 68-unit affordable rental housing facility for seniors in its place.  Built in 1891, the existing building operated as The Leland Home before its closing in 2020. The new building, which will be known as Leland House, will include 66 one-bedroom apartments and two …

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HOLYOKE, Mass. — WinnDevelopment has broken ground on a $55.3 million adaptive reuse transformation of a long-vacant, historic mill complex that will be transformed into 88 affordable apartment homes for seniors age 55 and older. The project is located in Holyoke, a suburb of Springfield. The redevelopment at the Appleton Mill property in downtown Holyoke will create new loft-style apartments in three interconnected, 111-year-old industrial buildings that were once home to the Farr Alpaca Co. and have been vacant for decades. In addition, WinnDevelopment will construct a new community building …

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BOSTON — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has brokered the sale of a 53-bed skilled nursing facility in Boston. The asset was originally constructed in 1960 and located just south of downtown. The building was well maintained, according to Blueprint, and spans over 18,000 square feet and a variety of unit configurations, along with close proximity to several large mixed-used developments and regional hospitals. The buyer was a family office that intends to convert the property into multifamily apartments. Details on the seller and price were not disclosed. Kyle Hallion …

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SANDWICH, Mass. — MassHousing has provided $6.2 million in financing to Sandwich Senior Housing Corp. The funds will be used to improve the physical plant of Shawme Heights Apartments, an affordable seniors housing community in the Cap Cod town of Sandwich. The nonprofit Sandwich Senior Housing Corp. refinanced the property through MassHousing’s Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/Ginnie Mae Joint Venture program with partner lender Rockport Mortgage Corp. MassHousing offers the MAP/Ginnie Mae loan program to the owners of rental housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD …

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MASSACHUSETTS — Evans Senior Investments (ESI) has negotiated a new tenant for an institutional landlord in the state of Massachusetts, finalizing a five-year lease for a 500-bed skilled nursing portfolio. The portfolio comprises five communities. Prior to the onset of COVID-19, the portfolio exhibited a stabilized annual revenue of $46 million and a census of 90 percent. At the time of marketing, the portfolio was 76 percent occupied and losing over $2 million in net operating income annually. However, the portfolio’s strong historical performance highlighted great potential to bring occupancy …

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