KeyBank Launches $750M Healthcare Real Estate Fund with Welltower

by Jeff Shaw

CLEVELAND — Cleveland-based KeyBank Real Estate Capital, the commercial real estate business unit of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), has established a new unitranche loan program with Toledo-based Welltower Inc.

The healthcare real estate fund will total $750 million in lending capacity and will provide first mortgage financing on seniors housing and skilled nursing facilities.

A unitranche loan blends senior and junior debt pricing and terms into a single first lien debt facility rather than creating two classes of debt and coordinating among multiple lenders. This approach increases certainty of execution, and borrowers typically benefit from a single lending entity and blended interest rate, according to KeyBank.

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