In the largest fixed-rate public bond issue for a single-site CCRC, HJ Sims served as underwriter with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a $239.97 million financing on behalf of Hebrew SeniorLife. Located about 10 miles southwest of Boston in Dedham, Massachusetts, the CCRC was founded in 2009 and features 256 independent living units (including villas and cottages), 91 assisted living/memory care units and 268 skilled nursing beds.
Sims has had a relationship with Hebrew SeniorLife since 1992 and also with the CCRC since its initial financing back in 2007. The new bonds will refund the CCRC’s outstanding debt and pay issuance costs, and are secured by a mortgage on the retirement community, a pledge of gross revenues and a debt service reserve fund, to which HSL has contributed a portion of equity. The financing is expected to close by the end of the year.