County-Owned SNF Gets New Private Owner

August 31, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - A county-owned skilled nursing facility in Fremont, Ohio may see a brighter future under its new private owner, which acquired the property for $2 million, or just $24,400 per bed.  The three-story, 82-bed facility was built in 1965 and expanded in 1989.  But age was not its only issue.

Occupancy was 56% at the time the property went to market, but actually dipped below 50% during the process.  It also had a high Medicaid census (at 81%) and operated at just a 3% margin on approximately $4.16 million of revenues.

When the previous operator/tenant, Pristine Senior Living, decided to exit the Ohio market at the end of the lease, the county elected to sell and exit the long-term care business.  That’s when the New Jersey-based owner stepped in, which hopes to leverage its existing presence in the Buckeye State and make a significant investment to stabilize operations and boost the quality mix.

Ryan Saul of Senior Living Investment Brokerage handled the transaction.