In December 2014, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II successfully merged with NorthStar Realty Finance, creating another successful liquidity event for shareholders. Stockholders of Griffin-American Healthcare received $11.50 per share, comprised of $7.75 per share in cash and $3.75 per share in NorthStar common stock. Shares of Griffin were originally purchased between $10.00 – $10.22 per share.
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, on the heels of this transaction, has already raised $1.1 billion to date and is scheduled to close to new investments early to mid February 2015. The portfolio, like its predecessors, is designed to capitalize on the growth of undeniable demographic trends, the strength of the healthcare industry, and the expertise of a management team dedicated exclusively to the healthcare industry. Our nation’s population continues to grow both larger and older at an unprecedented rate. As the population ages, older Americans are likely to manage more chronic medical conditions resulting in a substantial increase in the demand for medical services and a dramatic rise in healthcare related spending. Griffin-American Healthcare wants to own the properties where these services are provided. (Topics: Healthcare Real Estate, NRF, HTA)