Taurus and Northbridge acquire senior housing properties for $200m

Taurus Investment Holdings and Northbridge Companies have acquired senior housing properties in suburban Boston submarkets.

Taurus Investment Holdings and Northbridge Companies have acquired senior housing properties in suburban Boston submarkets. The price was about $200 million.


Oct 7th 2020 – BOSTON, MA – A joint venture led by Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC (“Taurus”) and Northbridge Companies (“Northbridge) announced today the acquisition of 6 Class-A senior housing properties located in key suburban Boston submarkets for approximately $200 million. The 507-unit portfolio consists of Assisted Living (AL), and Memory Care (MC) and is operated by Northbridge, a developer, owner, operator and asset manager of senior living communities.

The acquisition, marks Taurus’ first investment in the senior housing sector. “Taurus is thrilled to have been able to capitalize on the opportunity to acquire an institutional quality portfolio. We believe that the demand for high quality senior housing will remain strong in the coming years with the upcoming demographic shift as the 75+ population continues to accelerate. I am incredibly proud of our team’s and our partners’ ability to navigate the current market turbulence and successfully bring this to the finish line,” said Peter A. Merrigan, CEO of Taurus. “Northbridge has a deep knowledge of the markets they serve, and we look forward to partnering and pursuing additional opportunistic investments in the senior housing industry together.”

Northbridge, co-owned and led by senior housing veterans James Coughlin and Wendy Nowokunski, is an established New England based provider focused on the highest quality care and services for today’s senior. Northbridge’s thorough market knowledge, combined with solid financial strength, has enabled Northbridge to grow from a single community in Plymouth, Massachusetts to a portfolio of eighteen communities. “This transaction brings Northbridge Companies back to our roots of partnering with high net worth families who have a long-term commitment to investing in institutional grade senior housing,” said James Coughlin, CEO of Northbridge. “Northbridge and Taurus intend to partner on future transactions and to continue to build a best in class portfolio in New England.”

Welltower (“the seller”) retained the proven team at Newmark Knight Frank to facilitate the sale. The Taurus and Northbridge venture retained Newmark to facilitate the debt required to close the transaction.

About Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC Taurus is a global real estate private equity firm with over 40 years of experience as a general partner, investor, and operator. Currently active in the United States, Western Europe, Asia, and South America, the firm makes strategic investments into value-add, core-plus, and development opportunities.
Throughout North America and Europe, Taurus is consistently recognized as one of the premier owner operators of both directly managed and joint venture commercial real estate. To date, Taurus has purchased and developed more than 54 million square feet of residential, office, industrial, retail and other commercial real estate assets throughout the world with a total value of over $7.8 billion. www.tiholdings.com