HJ Sims met Phoebe Ministries’ capital needs with a taxable financing provided by Citizens Bank. A not-for-profit senior care provider with locations in seven Pennsylvania counties, Phoebe Ministries recently purchased a 38-acre property in Emmaus (near Allentown) to convert the existing office building there into seniors housing. That came to a cost of $12 million. Phoebe Ministries also planned about $4.5 million of capital improvements at its Berks location.

To cover those combined costs, plus about $1.5 million in funded interest and financing costs, HJ Sims arranged $18 million in interim financing which will be repaid with permanent financing in 12 to 24 months.