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CareTrust REIT Funds $90 Million Loan and $9 Million Preferred Equity Investment for Acquisition of 8 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Southeast; Reports Expanded Pipeline of $460 Million

CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NYSE:CTRE) announced today that it has funded $90 million of a senior mortgage loan in connection with the borrower’s acquisition of an 8-facility skilled nursing portfolio located in the Southeastern United States. The portfolio, consisting of 1,011 skilled nursing beds and 150 assisted living beds, has been acquired by an experienced, regional health care real estate owner and operator, which took over operations effective June 1, 2024.

The loan is secured by a first priority lien on the borrowers’ ownership interest in the real estate and carries a five-year maturity with two, 6-month extension options and a starting annual effective yield of 10.7%. CareTrust’s $90 million loan is part of a $165 million senior mortgage term loan with an interest rate of SOFR (floor 5.15%) + 4.25%. Concurrently with closing, KeyBank National Association purchased a $75 million participation in the mortgage loan from CareTrust.

“KeyBank is proud to partner with CareTrust to provide acquisition capital to a best-in-class regional skilled nursing owner,” according to Brandon Taseff, a Senior Vice President in KeyBank’s Healthcare Real Estate Group. “KeyBank’s relationship with CareTrust dates back to when the Company went public in 2014, and KeyBank is excited to expand that to partnering on this debt financing. The collaboration was seamless, a testament to CareTrust’s underwriting, transactional, and investment expertise in the healthcare real estate space.”

In addition, CareTrust also funded a $9 million preferred equity investment in an uptier parent entity of the borrower. CareTrust’s initial contractual yield on its preferred equity investment is 11%. Prepayment of the preferred equity investment is restricted, subject to certain carveouts, prior to the senior mortgage loan being paid off in full.

Dave Sedgwick, CareTrust’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Congratulations to James and the entire CareTrust investment team and to this new operator-borrower relationship. This deal showcases the team’s capabilities today to utilize our strong balance sheet to do accretive investments that provide proven operators a chance to expand their missions for quality patient care to more facilities.” Mr. Sedgwick continued, “Consistent with our lending criteria, which includes some line of sight to real estate acquisitions, this loan led to the other fee simple acquisition from the same seller we announced today.”

James Callister, CareTrust’s Chief Investment Officer, said, “We are honored that this exceptional regional owner-operator chose CareTrust to support their growth and we are excited to find more opportunities to work together in the future. We are happy to lend to great operators like this when we can also participate in the acquisition of a part of the portfolio as well.”

In a separate press release today, the Company announced the related acquisition of 5 skilled nursing properties for $81 million. The investments were funded using cash on hand. CareTrust also reported that with these two related investments, the Company’s year-to-date investments now total approximately $386 million, and the investment pipeline is reloaded with approximately $460 million of near-term, actionable opportunities. CareTrust has issued 2.5 million shares under its ATM program quarter-to-date at a gross price of $24.90 for gross proceeds of $62.3 million bringing the total outstanding share count to 144.6 million shares. Today’s cash on hand is approximately $230 million.

About CareTrust™

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing, seniors housing and other healthcare-related properties. With a nationwide portfolio of long-term net-leased properties, and a growing portfolio of quality operators leasing them, CareTrust REIT is pursuing both external and organic growth opportunities across the United States. More information about CareTrust REIT is available at

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