Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. Acquires Two Senior Living Facilities

Lake Forest, Calif., (Jan. 7, 2015) – Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. (“Summit”) announced today that it acquired two senior living facilities on December 31, 2014, for a total purchase price of approximately $14.2 million.

The two facilities acquired include Gateway Care and Retirement Center, a 38,034 square foot facility located in Portland, Oregon that has 59 beds dedicated to skilled nursing services and 32 independent living private apartments, and Applewood Retirement Community, a 45,563 square foot facility located in Salem, Oregon that has 69 independent living apartments.

The facilities will be operated and leased by Sapphire Health Services (“Sapphire”) pursuant to a 15-year triple net lease. Sapphire is an experienced operator of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

“We are excited to begin a relationship with Sapphire and look forward to working long-term with this exceptional operating team,” said Kent Eikanas, President and Chief Operating Officer of Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc.

“Sapphire is excited about forging a new partnership with Summit. Summit has an experienced team, proven in handling complex acquisitions and lease-back transactions. In our experience, Summit was exceptional in making the transaction as smooth and calm as possible,” said Kevin Ricker, Co-Owner of Sapphire Health Services. “We look forward to our next acquisition together.”

About Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc.
Summit is a publicly registered non-traded REIT that is currently focused on investing in healthcare related senior housing real estate located throughout the United States. The current portfolio includes interests in 16 healthcare facilities.

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This material does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc.

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