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Seniors Housing

Arbor’s Seniors Housing provides financing options for properties that provide Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care (ALZ), or any combination.

Loan Amount Minimum of $5,000,000 with exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
Loan Term 5 to 30 years.
Amortization Up to 30 years.
Minimum DSCR
  • 1.30x if the property is 100% Independent Living/li>
  • 1.40x for properties with an assisted living and/or Alzheimer’s component greater than 50%
  • 1.45x if the property is stand-alone Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
  • 1.50x if the property contains skilled nursing units

For combinations of IL, AL, and ALZ, special rules apply to calculate minimum DSCR.

Maximum LTV 75% (80% for fixed-rate, tax-exempt bonds).
Rate Structure Fixed- and adjustable-rate options available.
Eligible Properties
  • Independent Living properties
  • Assisted Living properties
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
  • Newly constructed and stabilized Seniors Housing facilities, as well as campuses containing skilled nursing beds on a case-by-case basis
Eligible Borrower Single Asset Entity. Owners and operators must have a minimum of five years experience in Seniors Housing, owning and/or managing a minimum of five stabilized properties.
Property Requirement All properties must have a fully operational separate category sprinkler system in all units and in common areas and may not charge entrance fees. Typical community fees are allowed.
Occupancy Requirement 90% average physical occupancy for 12 months for IL. AL/ALZ properties must be 90% occupied on average for 15 months prior to funding.
Tax & Insurance Escrows Fully funded replacement reserve, tax and insurance escrows are required.
Replacement Reserves Underwritten at a minimum $300 per unit per annum.
Recourse Non-recourse execution is available, with standard carve-outs required for “bad acts” such as fraud, bankruptcy and illegal transfers.
Commercial Space Maximum 10% of net rentable area and 10% of effective gross income.
Required Reports Appraisal, Property Condition Assessment, Phase I Environmental, Zoning, Termite, Flood and Seismic Report (for properties in Seismic Zones 3 and 4). Licensed Seniors Housing Properties also require a Seniors Housing Liability Assessment Report.
Prepayment Yield Maintenance, Defeasance, and Graduated Prepayment Premium.
Assumable Loans may be assumable, subject to review and approval by the Lender and Fannie Mae of the proposed new borrower’s financial capacity and experience. 1.00% assumption fee.
Subordinate Financing Not allowed.
Supplemental Financing Supplemental Loans are available.
Pricing Risk Based Pricing. More favorable pricing available for higher DSC and lower LTV.
Rate Lock 30 to 90 day commitments. The Early Rate Lock option is available with prior approval from Fannie Mae, allowing the borrower to lock a rate after the Lender completes preliminary underwriting. Extended rate lock feature is also available, allowing the borrower to lock a rate 45 to 365 days in advance of closing.
Application Deposit $15,000. Covers estimated processing and legal fees.
Origination Fee 1% of loan amount.
Good Faith Deposit 2% of loan amount, due at rate lock, refundable post-closing.


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