CNL Lifestyle Properties Acquires Two Senior Housing Communities

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Orlando, Fla., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CNL Lifestyle Properties, a real estate investment trust, has acquired La Conner Retirement Inn in La Conner, Washington, and South Pointe Assisted Living in Everett, Washington, for approximately $12.5 million. Both properties will be operated by affiliates of Radiant Senior Living, Inc., under long-term net leases. Radiant Senior Living already operates two existing senior housing communities owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties in Montana and Oregon.

"We are delighted to further expand our senior housing portfolio in the Pacific Northwest with these two well-established communities," said Stephen H. Mauldin, president and CEO of CNL Lifestyle Properties. "We have terrific confidence in Radiant Senior Living's care delivery and operating capabilities, which we have experienced first-hand through their management of Pioneer Village and Bozeman Lodge, both of which we acquired in 2013."

La Conner Retirement Inn is an assisted living and independent living community with 67 units. The 64,930-square-foot facility was originally built in 1998 with an addition in 2004. The 60-unit main building is 58,240 square feet, and the campus includes seven cottages, totaling 6,690 square feet. As of June 10, the community was 83.6 percent occupied.

South Pointe Assisted Living is an assisted living and independent living community with 41 units. The main building is 22,717 square feet and the campus includes five cottages, totaling 7,430 square feet. The first phase of South Pointe was constructed in 1997, with additions in 2001 and 2004. As of June 10, the community was 97.6 percent occupied.

"We look forward to growing our relationship with CNL Lifestyle Properties through the operation of La Conner Retirement Inn and South Pointe Assisted Living," said James T. Guffee, president and CEO of Radiant Senior Living. "CNL Lifestyle Properties has proven to be a good partner that deeply cares about the companies it works with and the residents we care for."

About CNL Lifestyle Properties

CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of 149 properties in the United States and Canada in the lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, CNL Lifestyle Properties specializes in the acquisition of ski and mountain lifestyle, attractions, golf, marinas, senior housing and additional lifestyle properties. For more information, visit www.CNLLifestyleREIT.com.

About CNL Financial Group

CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a leading private investment management firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $28 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit www.cnl.com.

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