LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY) and subsidiaries (collectively, “Colony Capital,” or the “Company”) has successfully completed the refinancing of its prior $1.725 billion consolidated healthcare loan maturing in December 2019. The new interest-only loan totals $1.515 billion with a five year term (inclusive of three one-year extension options) and a blended interest rate of one-month LIBOR plus 3.33%. Ventas, Inc. (VTR), a leading healthcare real estate investment trust, is continuing its strong relationship with the Company through an investment in the entire junior tranche of $490 million. The collateral package for the new loan includes 158 U.S. healthcare properties (189 buildings) consisting of medical office buildings, senior housing properties, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals, but excludes certain assets that were collateral for the previous loan. The Company’s ownership position in these properties is 70%. This refinancing, along with previously completed transactions earlier this year, addresses four of the six healthcare loans, or 87% of consolidated outstanding principal balances, with maturities in 2019.
“I am very proud of our team for successfully executing a complicated transaction in collaboration with the expert healthcare professionals at Ventas,” said Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Executive Chairman and CEO of Colony Capital. “With the vast majority of our healthcare maturities addressed, we can dedicate our focus on operations and strategy to maximize value within our healthcare portfolio.”
About Colony Capital, Inc.
Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY) is a leading global investment management firm with assets under management of $43 billion. The Company manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, and traded and non-traded real estate investment trusts. The Company has significant holdings in: (a) the healthcare, industrial and hospitality property sectors; (b) Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (CLNC) and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE), which are both externally managed by subsidiaries of the Company; and (c) various other equity and debt investments. The Company is headquartered in Los Angeles with key offices in New York, Paris and London, and has over 400 employees across 19 locations in 12 countries. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to www.clny.com.
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