IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PEAK) announced today multiple transactions to enhance the continued growth of its life science, senior housing and medical office businesses.
"We are pleased to announce several important transactions that will be funded primarily through our recent forward equity offering and senior housing joint venture proceeds," said Tom Herzog, Healthpeak's Chief Executive Officer. "Our portfolio repositioning included $4.5 billion of non-core senior housing sales over the last few years in order to achieve our desired portfolio quality and mix. We are now able to focus on investing accretively in new, high-quality properties across all three of our core asset classes."
Expanded Life Science Development Pipeline
Healthpeak will commence construction on a $164 million life science development and redevelopment project, The Boardwalk, located on Science Center Drive in the Torrey Pines life science cluster in San Diego.
The Boardwalk will be Healthpeak's flagship campus in the core life science market of San Diego. Totaling approximately 190,000 square feet, the campus will combine three adjacent Healthpeak holdings, activating two land sites through 105,000 square feet of ground-up development that will flank both sides of an existing 85,000 square foot property that will also be redeveloped. The Boardwalk will be a LEED-certified Class A cohesive campus with a first-class amenity package that includes a full-service restaurant, indoor/outdoor meeting areas and fitness space that take advantage of the San Diego climate. Construction at The Boardwalk is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020 to accommodate occupancy as early as the second quarter of 2021. Upon stabilization, the campus is projected to generate an estimated yield on cost of 7%.
Healthpeak has additional development projects in South San Francisco and Boston in various stages of entitlement, based on the favorable market fundamentals in life science. We expect to commence one to two of these projects in 2020.
Oakmont Senior Living ("Oakmont") Purchase Option Agreement
Healthpeak and Oakmont entered into an agreement that provides Healthpeak the option to acquire up to 24 of Oakmont's senior housing development properties (the "Development Properties") when Oakmont elects to sell. The Development Properties are concentrated in California with a projected value of approximately $1.3 billion in the aggregate. The acquisition options are expected to be offered in tranches between 2020 and 2023, including approximately $200 million in the first half of 2020. Once offered, Healthpeak has the option to acquire each applicable tranche of the Development Properties based on a pre-determined pricing formula with projected year-one cash capitalization rates equal to 5.5%. At the closing of each Development Property acquisition, Healthpeak would enter into a highly incentivized management contract with Oakmont Management Group creating a strong alignment of interest. In addition, the acquisitions would be paid for in part with downREIT units.
Expanding Medical Office Development Program with HCA Healthcare ("HCA")
As part of Healthpeak's development program with HCA, Healthpeak and HCA have entered into an agreement on an additional development project. The 172,000 square foot six-story Class A medical office building will be located on the TriStar Centennial Medical Center Campus in Nashville, TN. The $46 million development will expand the TriStar Centennial campus, which is HCA's second-largest campus in the United States. The project is 45% pre-leased and construction is expected to begin in mid-2020. We expect to announce additional developments to our program with HCA in 2020.
About Healthpeak Properties
Healthpeak Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) and S&P 500 company. Healthpeak owns and develops high-quality real estate in the three private-pay healthcare asset classes of Life Science, Senior Housing and Medical Office, designed to provide stability through the inevitable industry cycles. At Healthpeak, we pair our deep understanding of the healthcare real estate market with a strong vision for long-term growth. For more information regarding Healthpeak, visit www.healthpeak.com.
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Senior Director – Investor Relations
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