Sims Secures $98M Financing for Senior Housing Facility in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LANCASTER, PA. — HJ Sims has secured $98 million in financing for Brethren Village, a continuing care retirement community in Lancaster. In 2016, Brethren hired Sims to serve as senior managing underwriter for the proposed refinancing of 2008 bonds on the facility. Sims worked with Brethren Village’s independent municipal advisor to pair the refinance with financing to develop an independent living expansion project known as Northside Court. The financing consists of fixed-rate refunding bonds structured with serial and term bonds, a 25-year maturity and level annual debt service. The 2017 refunding bonds include optional redemption provisions of 10 years to enable Brethren to repay the bonds prior to maturity. The Northside Court project financing was structured as a variable rate, tax-exempt direct placement with one bank. The term of the bank commitment is 10 years with a 25-year principal amortization.

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