Ziegler Closes $42.6M Bond Financing for CCRC in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, has closed $42.6 million in bond financing for Moravian Home, which owns and operates Salemtowne, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Winston-Salem. Salemtowne opened in 1972 and consists of 171 independent living units (98 apartments and 73 cottages); 46 assisted living beds; and 84 skilled nursing beds (18 of which are memory care) on 115 acres. The bonds will be used to fund Phase I of Salemtowne’s strategic plan, which includes the construction of a new skilled nursing facility that will initially contain 100 skilled nursing beds (40 of which will be rehabilitation beds) and 20 assisted living memory care beds. The total building size will be approximately 126,780 square feet, with 14,950 square feet devoted to the assisted living memory care beds. The project is a replacement and expansion of existing facilities. The tax-exempt, fixed-rate bonds have a 2045 final maturity (30-years). Davenport & Co. LLC served as a 15 percent co-manager and PFM served as financial advisor on the transaction.