Ziegler Provides $94.3M HUD Refinancing for 639-Unit Seniors Housing Community in North Florida
GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, has provided a $94.3 million HUD loan for the refinancing of The Village at Gainesville, a 639-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Gainesville. The Florida-based borrower is SantaFe Senior Living, the not-for-profit operator of the community. The Village at Gainesville features 511 independent living units and 128 assisted living/memory care units. The property is located on 104 acres. The independent living units offer board and care services, allowing residents to maintain their “independent” status longer. The FHA-insured mortgage offers a 35-year fixed interest rate below 3.5 percent. The refinancing, which was arranged through FHA’s 232/223 (f) program, lowered the borrower’s debt service and recapitalized the facility. According to Ziegler, the loan is the largest refinance of a single-asset seniors housing community in HUD’s portfolio.