Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets, acting as exclusive advisor to San Diego-based West Partners, has arranged the sale of the West Living Portfolio, a collection of nine top-quality senior housing communities located in the Western U.S. The Portfolio consists of approximately 1,200 units with property locations in California, Washington and Arizona. The portfolio was acquired for $382 million. The buyer, MBK Senior Living, is a leading national operator of senior housing communities based in Irvine, California. The transaction closed in early July 2018.  

Featuring nine high-quality senior housing properties, the West Living Portfolio includes one property in the Seattle area, one in the Phoenix area, three in southern California and four in central California. Assembled primarily through acquisition, the stabilized portfolio also includes West Living’s first newly developed property. Under West Living’s management, the portfolio underwent $25 million of capital improvement, and as of last measure reported portfolio occupancy over 90%. 

MBK Senior Living plans to conduct further renovations as well as take advantage of the proximity of the properties to its other owned/managed properties. 

In addition to the sale, Cushman & Wakefield exclusively represented the buyer on approximately $30 million in acquisition financing for two of the nine assets. The financing was provided by a regional bank. 

The Cushman & Wakefield team involved in the transaction included Vice Chair Richard Swartz, Executive Director Jay Wagner, Senior Director Aaron Rosenzweig and Associates Sam Dylag and Alex Petrosian.

“With excellent locations such as Scottsdale, Bellevue and Thousand Oaks, coupled with product and geographic diversity, the West Living portfolio represents one of the strongest western senior housing portfolios in the country,” noted Swartz.  “We are thrilled with the execution for our client and are equally excited for MBK to now own and successfully operate this incredible portfolio.”