Welltower Acquires Premier California Portfolio

October 13, 2016


Toledo, Ohio – October 13, 2016 – Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Vintage Senior Living portfolio for a purchase price of $1.15 billion. The 19-property portfolio offers a combination of independent living, assisted living and memory care in premium locations concentrated in Southern and Northern California, including the Los Angeles and San Francisco metro markets.  

“The addition of this portfolio further solidifies Welltower’s position as the largest owner of premier seniors housing properties in the United States and furthers our strategy to focus on top metro markets with high barriers to entry,said Tom DeRosa, Chief Executive Officer of Welltower.  “Combining this portfolio with transactions announced through June 2016, Welltower has completed over $1.5 billion of seniors housing investments year-to-date.”

Welltower is transitioning management of these communities to three of its best-in-class operating partners based, in large part, on property locations, community size and unit mix:

  • Senior Resource Group (SRG) will operate eleven (11) communities, representing 1,705 units, the majority of which are independent living and assisted living. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Solana Beach, California, SRG is an award-winning, fully integrated developer, owner and operator of senior living communities. Over 4,000 seniors, primarily in California, currently call an SRG community their home. Including this acquisition, Welltower will have approximately $1.3 billion of investments with SRG.
  • Sunrise Senior Living, which is Welltower’s largest seniors housing operating partner, will operate seven (7) communities, representing 806 units, offering residents independent living, assisted living and memory care options. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Sunrise Senior Living operates more than 300 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a total unit capacity of approximately 28,400 including 50 communities in California with a unit capacity of 4,027.  Including this acquisition, Welltower will have approximately $5.2 billion of investments with Sunrise Senior Living.
  • Silverado Senior Living will operate one (1) community, representing 79 units that will be converted exclusively to memory care. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Silverado Senior Living is a privately held company that is nationally recognized as a leader in memory care. Silverado currently operates 31 communities, primarily on the West Coast. Including this acquisition, Welltower will have approximately $0.4 billion of investments with Silverado.

For more information about the transaction, a presentation is available at www.welltower.com.

About Welltower
Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people’s wellness and overall health care experience. Welltower™, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns more than 1,400 properties in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties. More information is available at www.welltower.com.

Forward-Looking Statement
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When the company uses words such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate” or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. In particular, these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those relating to the company’s ability to close the Vintage transaction on currently anticipated terms, or within currently anticipated timeframes; the expected performance of the company’s operators/tenants and properties; the company’s expected occupancy rates; and the company’s ability to access capital markets or other sources of funds. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from its expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. This may be a result of various factors, including, but not limited to: the satisfaction of closing conditions to the Vintage transaction, including the receipt of regulatory approvals and lender or third-party consents; the respective parties’ performance of their obligations under the Vintage transaction agreements; the receipt of applicable healthcare licenses and governmental approvals; unanticipated difficulties and/or expenditures relating to the Vintage transaction; the status of the economy; the status of capital markets, including availability and cost of capital; changes in financing terms; competition within the health care and seniors housing industries; negative developments in the operating results or financial condition of operators/tenants, including, but not limited to, their ability to pay rent and repay loans; operator/tenant or joint venture partner bankruptcies or insolvencies; the cooperation of joint venture partners; unanticipated difficulties and/or expenditures relating to future investments or acquisitions; and the company’s ability to maintain its qualification as a REIT. Additional factors are discussed in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Finally, the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

For Media Contact:
Barbara Montresor

Slideshow Presentation
Click here to download Welltower’s presentation – Vintage Portfolio Acquisition.