Bethesda, MD-based Capital One provided two loans, a $251-million bridge loan and a $300-million Freddie Mac seniors housing revolving credit facility, to Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors (KAREA), enabling it to purchase Sentio Healthcare Properties, a public, nontraded REIT.
Affiliates of KAREA acquired Sentio for $825 million. Sentio owns a portfolio of 34 properties, including senior housing communities and medical office buildings in 16 states across the U.S.
Capital One Healthcare’s Kristen Ahrens says, ““We were able to deliver a one-stop-shop financing solution for a very complicated acquisition on a transaction that moves the needle for Kayne as an investor in the seniors housing space.”
KAREA is part of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a private equity, real estate investment firm with $30 billion in assets under management particularly focused on seniors housing, medical office, student housing and self-storage.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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