Senior Residing Marketplace Veterans Start Scarp Ridge Funds Partners with $300M Fund

A new company led by senior residing business veterans, Scarp Ridge Funds Associates, is launching with a $300 million fund concentrating on worth-include, opportunistic and distressed investment possibilities.

“Scarp Ridge will appear to leverage our lots of several years of investing experience and business relationships to be the spouse of option to homeowners, creditors, sponsors, and builders by attaining, recapitalizing or restructuring bargains to maintain and enhance lengthy-time period price,” Rick Shamberg, a founder and handling director of Scarp Ridge, wrote Thursday in an email announcing the new undertaking.

Whilst also targeting hospitality, the agency is concentrated largely on senior housing, together with impartial dwelling, assisted living and memory treatment. Scarp Ridge is concentrating on fairness commitments of $10 million to $50 million.

Scarp Ridge’s approach contains acquisitions that can be designed down below replacement charge, with value-increase probable by means of funds expenses, rebranding, new administration or other strategies.

Scarp Ridge is also open up to delivering runway cash to existing proprietors, and may possibly receive non-accomplishing financial loans and develop structured financing involving financial debt, mezzanine products and solutions and desired fairness. 

“One of the differentiators amongst our fund and other capital sources is the intensive functioning backgrounds of the principals and the complementary ability sets we have curated and introduced alongside one another,” Shamberg instructed Senior Housing News in an e mail.

Shamberg has extensive practical experience in the senior residing room, possessing held management and/or advisory positions with a range of providers targeted on expense and functions, like Draper & Co., Atwell Wellbeing Companions, Cerulean Associates, Chicago Pacific Founders/Grace Administration and Turnaround Methods/Arrow Senior Living. He also served as a exclusive advisor to the Illinois Secretary of Commerce and in other public services roles, which includes time in the George H.W. Bush White Household.

He is co-founding Scarp Ridge with Greg Rush, who beforehand partnered with Shamberg to personal and operate a behavioral health and fitness facility. In 2015, Rush established Rush Cash Companions, which has a present target on deploying rescue capital into structured investments or recapitalizations with a target on hospitality and senior housing. His earlier practical experience also includes management roles with Cadre, a information and technology pushed actual estate financial commitment management platform that throughout his tenure invested about $600 million of fairness and $1.5 billion of full transaction worth into the multi-relatives, workplace and hotel sectors. In addition to encouraging direct quite a few other corporations, he served on the board of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., and played a critical part in driving the three-party merger that founded Colony NorthStar, a $17 billion REIT.

They are joined by Kari Schmidt, who put in approximately 23 years with Brookdale Senior Residing (NYSE: BKD). Schmidt 1st joined Brookdale when the company’s portfolio numbered 16 communities, and assisted lead the corporation as it expanded to develop into the most significant U.S. senior dwelling service provider, with a recent portfolio of much more than 700 communities. As a division president with Brookdale, she held accountability for around $1 billion in income throughout a lot more than 300 communities. She began her career in the expert nursing room and also served as regional director of functions for Eby Development and Management, assisting to develop the company’s assisted dwelling and memory care solutions into Midwest markets.


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Scarp Ridge is launching at a time when the senior residing marketplace has been dislocated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The typical assisted residing acquisition cost fell 30% in 2020, in accordance to Irving Levin data.

Much more just lately, cap costs have fallen, notably for decreased-acuity communities, a recently unveiled CBRE report indicated. Nevertheless, discounts are continue to remaining performed for underneath alternative charge, such as Welltower’s new acquisition of 86 Holiday getaway Retirement attributes. The authentic estate investment have confidence in approximated that offer value to represent a 30%-plus discounted to replacement charge.

And other resources are focusing on worth-incorporate alternatives, like a new Heitman fund with approximately $2 billion in commitments.