Companies to share ownership of 47 Revera retirement residences across
Canada; Revera to maintain management
TORONTO, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Revera Inc., a leading provider of seniors'
accommodation, care and services, will partner with Health Care REIT,
one of North America's largest senior living and health care real
estate investment trusts, in a joint venture to share ownership of 47
Revera retirement residences in Canada. Under the terms of the
agreement, Health Care REIT will be Revera's strategic partner for
retirement living properties and each will have rights of first
opportunity on acquisitions and new developments, within defined
geographic areas in Canada. Following the closing of the transaction,
Revera will continue to manage these residences and will earn fees
through a management contract.
"Revera has a fifty-year heritage of providing care and services to
seniors to help them live life to the fullest," said Jeff Lozon,
President and CEO of Revera. "Health Care REIT has a $21 billion
portfolio and is firmly committed to growth in seniors living. As our
strategic capital partner, we will jointly look at opportunities to
expand Revera's position as a pre-eminent leader in the seniors housing
The 47 retirement residences included in the agreement have
approximately 5,000 suites and are located primarily in major Canadian
markets in Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and
Manitoba. When the transaction is completed, Health Care REIT will own
a 75 per cent interest in the approximately $1.35 billion portfolio and
Revera will own the remaining 25 per cent interest. This agreement has
no impact on residents or staff, as Revera will continue to manage the
communities with no changes to staffing, branding or the quality
services residents enjoy.
"We're excited to partner with Revera, a premier seniors housing
operator with scale, a strong platform and deep experience in the
Canadian marketplace," said George L. Chapman, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Health Care REIT. "This investment solidifies
Health Care REIT as a leading capital provider to the private pay
seniors housing industry across Canada."
Revera was advised on this transaction by Brookfield Financial. All
currency references are in US dollars and are based upon an exchange
rate of CAD to USD of 1:1. The joint venture is subject to regulatory
approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter.
About Revera Inc.
Revera is a leading provider of seniors' accommodation, care and
services; built on a 50-year history of helping seniors live life to
the fullest. Our nearly 30,000 dedicated employees continually strive
to serve a diverse group of clients and to offer choices to meet their
individual preferences. With more than 240 sites across Canada and
parts of the U.S., we work to enhance lives in our retirement
communities, long term care homes, U.S. nursing and rehab centres and
through the provision of home health services. Canadian-owned and
operated, Revera serves approximately 30,000 clients every day, with
the core values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence at the
heart of our business. Find out more about Revera at www.reveraliving.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Health Care REIT, Inc.
Health Care REIT, Inc., an S&P 500 company with headquarters in Toledo,
Ohio, is a real estate investment trust that invests across the full
spectrum of seniors housing and health care real estate. The company
also provides an extensive array of property management and development
services. As of March 31, 2013, the company's broadly diversified
portfolio consisted of 1,133 properties in 46 states, the United
Kingdom, and Canada.
SOURCE: Revera Inc.
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