Aviv REIT Announces Closing of $13 Million Acquisition

Oct 04, 2013, 17:29 ET from Aviv REIT, Inc.

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviv REIT, Inc. ("Aviv" or the "Company") (NYSE: AVIV) announced today it has acquired three assisted living facilities ("ALFs") in Florida for $13.0 million. The properties are triple-net leased to new Aviv operator Better Senior Living Consulting ("Better Senior Living"). Better Senior Living is an operator of ALFs with nine facilities in Florida. The triple-net lease has an initial cash yield of 10.00%, initial lease term of 10 years and annual compounded escalators based on CPI.  

"We are pleased to add another new operator relationship and to further diversify our portfolio by opportunistically adding three assisted living facilities," said Craig M. Bernfield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aviv. "Better Senior Living was referred to us by one of our existing operator relationships, and Better Senior Living sourced the deal and brought it to us. Our strong relationships with our operators continue to provide us with attractive acquisition opportunities to grow the Company and diversify the portfolio. We have now completed $106 million of investments in 2013."

About Aviv Aviv REIT, Inc., based in Chicago, is a real estate investment trust that specializes in owning post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare properties. Aviv is one of the largest owners of SNFs in the United States and has been in the business for over 30 years. The Company currently owns 269 properties that are triple-net leased to 36 operators in 29 states.

For more information about the Company, please visit our website at www.avivreit.com or contact: David J. Smith, Managing Director, Investor Relations & Capital Markets at 312-855-0930.

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