Ziegler Arranges Bond Financing For First Vermont CCRC

Ziegler Arranges Bond Financing For First Vermont CCRC

When Vermont’s first CCRC, Wake Robin, was ready to expand its services and its campus to accommodate for its growing demand, it turned to Ziegler to arrange a $67.1 million bond financing to fund the project. Situated near Lake Champlain in a wooded 123-acre campus with many walking trails, the not-for-profit community got its start in 1984 and currently features 212 independent living, 51 skilled nursing and 31 residential care units. However, strong demand led the owners to expand each of the CCRC’s offerings, adding 38 new independent living units, 10 residential care units, six skilled nursing units, in addition to renovating the common areas and the existing skilled nursing facility.... Read More »
Ziegler’s June Surge

Ziegler’s June Surge

Ziegler impressed in June, closing over $350 million in tax-exempt bond financing for two CCRC clients. Buckner Senior Living was on the receiving end of the larger closing, a $232.5 million fixed-rate bond issuance to fund the development of its 325-unit entrance fee CCRC in the North Park neighborhood of Dallas. The luxury community is expected to cost around $136 million to build, or about $418,000 per unit. With that high cost comes a number of amenities like a roof-top garden, top-floor “Sky Lounge,” heated indoor pool and a salon/spa, among others. Placed on a three-acre parcel, the community will feature 189 independent living, 38 assisted living, 26 memory care, 48 skilled nursing... Read More »
Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

Ziegler is helping a not-for-profit CCRC that has been operating for about 25 years in Waterford, Michigan (about 40 miles from Detroit) both refund existing debt and fund an extensive repositioning project. Already with 255 rental units, including 75 independent living units, 40 assisted living units and 140 skilled nursing beds, the community is owned by Canterbury Heath Care, Inc. and operated by LCS, which has been managing it since 1995. Times have changed though, and ownership is partnering with Greenbrier Development to build a new 32-bed memory care building (connected by a to-be-built two-story structure) and renovate the existing skilled nursing building to convert 24... Read More »

Reposition and refinance

HJ Sims recently helped Cross Keys Village, the ninth-largest single-site not-for-profit CCRC in the country, obtain two bank loans, totaling $42.5 million, in order to both refinance a bridge line of credit and fund an expansion of its campus. Founded in 1908, the CCRC currently features 444 independent living units (in apartments, cottages and country homes), 91 assisted living units and 270 skilled nursing beds. The sponsor, the Southern District of the Pennsylvania Church of the Bretheren, together with architectural firm SFCS, Greenbrier Development and Sims, decided on a campus expansion project, which would include expanding its health center facilities (particularly its skilled... Read More »

Build it and they will come

If your marketing team presells 75% of all units within two months of initiating pre-sales (and that number nears 95% pre-sold just after groundbreaking), then you clearly did your homework in determining local demand. Either that or what you offer is just better than any competitor around you. That is what Greenbrier Development has experienced as it breaks ground on Phase II on Beacon Hill at Eastgate, a CCRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. First opened in 2010 with 114 independent living units, 40 assisted living units, 35 memory care units, 29 skilled nursing beds and 20 rental apartments, Beacon Hill filled to 95% occupancy within just two years. Now, Greenbrier is adding 56 independent... Read More »