Senior Housing agrees to purchase 23 medical office buildings for $539M Senior Housing announced that it has agreed to acquire 23 Class A medical office buildings, or MOBs, for a purchase price of approximately $539M. The 23 properties contain approximately 2.2M square feet and are located in 12 states. The properties are currently 100% occupied for a weighted average term of 9.5 years, with no scheduled lease expiration before December 31, 2018. Seventy-two percent of the rents are payable by tenants with investment grade credit ratings and certain other tenants that are believed to have strong credit qualities but are unrated. SNH currently expects to assume approximately $30M of mortgage debt on two of the MOBs to be acquired and to fund the balance of the purchase price using cash on hand and drawings under its unsecured revolving bank credit facility. On a longer term basis, SNH expects to finance this acquisition with an appropriate mix of debt and equity capital, depending on the cost of such financings and future market conditions. The acquisition GAAP capitalization rate is expected to be approximately 6.4%. The 23 properties will be purchased in connection with the purchase by Select Income REIT (SIR) of Cole Corporate Income Trust.