Sienna Lines Up Ontario Retirement Portfolio Deal

The company purchased two luxury retirement properties comprising comprising 380-plus units and more than 380,000 square feet for $160 million.

Waterford Retirement Residence Barrie, Edgehill Drive, Barrie, Ont.

Waterford Retirement Residence Barrie, Edgehill Drive, Barrie, Ont.

Sienna Senior Living Inc. is closing in on the acquisition of two luxury retirement residences in Barrie and Kingston, Ont. for more than $160 million. With a total of 384 units, the properties feature a range of lifestyle options and programs, including independent living, assisted living and memory care suites.

Waterford Retirement Residence Barrie is located on Edgehill Drive in Barrie, Ont. The six-story, 202-unit property offers a full range of services with 155 independent living, 31 assisted living and 16 memory care suites.

Waterford Retirement Residence Kingston, Cataraqui Woods Drive, Kingston, Ont.

Waterford Retirement Residence Kingston, Cataraqui Woods Drive, Kingston, Ont.

Located on Cataraqui Woods Drive in Kingston, Ont., Waterford Retirement Residence Kingston is a 182-unit, 200,000 square foot community. The five-story building features 142 independent living, 25 assisted living and 15 memory care apartments.

The projects are expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2017.

Diverse Financing Package

The acquisition will be financed through the assumption of roughly $62 million in existing mortgages, at a weighted average interest of 3.6 percent and a weighted average term to maturity of 4.3 years. The company is also sourcing funds from the net proceeds of an upcoming public offering and up-financing of existing debt or draws from its various in-place credit facilities.

The aforementioned public offering calls for underwriters TD Securities Inc. and BMO Capital Markets to purchase 5,731,000 common shares of Sienna, which at a price of $17.45 per share should net the company roughly $100 million in gross proceeds. 

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