NHI Provides $42.5M Senior Loan, Acquires 60-Unit Community in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE: NHI) has funded a $42.5 million senior loan to refinance a portfolio of skilled nursing facilities located in Texas.

The borrower is Capital Funding Group and the properties are leased by subsidiaries of The Ensign Group Inc. The five-year loan has an annual interest rate of 7.25 percent with two one-year extensions.

NHI also announced that it has exercised its purchase option to acquire Bickford of Virginia Beach, a 60-unit assisted living and memory care community in Virginia Beach. The acquisition was primarily funded with the satisfaction of a $14 million construction loan due from Bickford Senior Living.

The community was added to an existing master lease with Bickford at an initial cash lease yield of 8 percent based on a $17.2 million investment. As part of the transaction, NHI agreed to a $3 million credit to Bickford’s outstanding deferral balance.