HJ Sims Market Commentary: Wise Owls and Head Spinners

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In the animal kingdom, owls have the highest degree of head rotation. We humans cannot attempt such flexible maneuvers, but as investors, as advisors, as managers, as parents and caregivers, we would sure love to have a 360-degree view of the world at all times, to be able to see whatever is coming from any direction so as to avoid trouble as well as pounce on opportunity.

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An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: Searstone 2021

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$263,630,000*
PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY

Revenue and Refunding Bonds
Searstone CCRC Project

Series 2021A Revenue Bonds $104,850,000*
Series 2021B-1 Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $36,310,000*
Series 2021B-2 Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $32,240,000*
Series 2021C Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $5,315,000*
Series 2022A Forward Delivery Revenue Bonds $8,920,000*
Series 2023A Forward Delivery Revenue Bonds $75,995,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for Samaritan Housing Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Searstone Retirement Community, a life plan community located in Cary, North Carolina. The Community presently consists of 169 one- and two-bedroom independent living units, including 131 apartment-style, and 38 homes. Amenities are centralized in their “Clubhouse”, and include dining venues, indoor swimming pool, fitness and exercise area, spa/salon, game room, multi-purpose ballroom, and an art studio. Searstone also has gardens, walking trails and an approximately 16-acre lake.

Searstone’s healthcare services are delivered in Brittany Place, a standalone building on campus. Following a recent expansion financing completed in 2018 by HJ Sims, there are 14 assisted living units and 25 skilled nursing units. Pursuant to North Carolina Certificate of Need regulations, only residents from independent living may transfer to these areas, no direct admissions to healthcare are allowed.

The Highview at Searstone project will include 152 one- and two-bedroom independent living units, all under one roof. A new core of common amenities will be included in this building, which includes multiple dining venues, a large multipurpose room, and various gathering spaces for residents. In addition, the project includes substantial update to outdoor spaces throughout the community. To accommodate the significant increase in residents, Brittany Place is also being expanded as part of the project. In total, 53 new healthcare units are being constructed, including 14 specialized memory care units, a service line that Searstone does not currently offer. In addition to the memory care, the scope includes 15 assisted living and 24 skilled nursing units.

HJ Sims has been working with Searstone since 2012, before they opened in late 2013 financing the start-up. Now, Searstone is ready to start their important expansion project called “The Highview at Searstone” to accommodate growing market demand in the community. To learn more about the history of the Searstone financings with HJ Sims, please read about the previous case studies in their entirety:

About the Bonds

  • Series 2021A
    • $104,850,000*
    • Revenue Bonds
    • Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $25,000; accredited investors and QIBs only
    • Interest will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: June 1, 2027
  • Series 2021B-1
    • $36,310,000*
    • Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds
    • Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $25,000; accredited investors and QIBs only
    • Interest will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: January 1, 2025
  • Series 2021B-2
    • $32,240,000*
    • Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds
    • Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $25,000; accredited investors and QIBs only
    • Interest will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: July 1, 2024
  • Series 2021C
    • $5,315,000*
    • Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds
    • Taxable Bonds
    • Minimum denominations of $25,000; accredited investors and QIBs only
    • Interest will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: July 1, 2024
  • Series 2022A
    • $8,920,000*
    • Refunding Revenue Bonds
    • Delivery of bonds on or about March 3, 2022
    • Forward delivery Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $25,000; accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: June 1, 2023
  • Series 2023A
    • $75,995,000*
    • Refunding Revenue Bonds
    • Delivery of bonds on or about March 3, 2023
    • Forward delivery Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $25,000; accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2023
    • First principal payment: June 1, 2024

Use of Bond Proceeds

Project

  • Financing capital expenditures, including
    • Costs relating to the expansion of the continuing care retirement community known as Searstone, specifically, an independent living and healthcare expansion project, The Highview at Searstone
    • The modification, improvement, or enhancement of certain infrastructure serving the Searstone Community 
  • Refunding the Series 2020A (Tax-Exempt) and Series 2020B (Taxable) Revenue Bonds 
  • Funding capitalized interest on the Series 2021 Bonds
  • Funding a portion of the Parity Debt Service Reserve Fund
  • Funding the 2021B-C Debt Service Reserve Fund
  • Paying a portion of the costs of issuing the Series 2021 Bonds
  • The Series 2022A Bonds will refund the outstanding Series 2016 Bonds
  • The Series 2023A Bonds will refund the outstanding Series 2017 Bonds

Security

  • Secured by interest in improvements to be constructed and assets of the Corporation,
  • Secured by a gross revenue pledge,
  • Secured by debt service reserve funds,
  • Secured by assignment of all marketing, development, management and construction contracts.

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.10x Debt Service Coverage Ratio; tested annually through 2027 and 1.20x Debt Service Coverage Ratio; tested annually from 2028 thereafter
  • 150 Days Cash on Hand/Liquidity Covenant; tested semi-annually
  • Marketing Covenant tested quarterly beginning with 78% at 12/31/21 rising to 90% by 6/30/24 or approximately 12 months after opening
  • Occupancy Covenant tested quarterly beginning one full quarter after opening or rising to 90% in 4 years
  • Cumulative Cash Operating Loss Covenant: testing to begin the full fiscal quarter following the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy and ends the first full fiscal quarter following stabilization. 

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of October 18, 2021, and anticipated settlement during the week of November 15, 2021. For more information including risks, please read the Preliminary Official Statement in its entirety. If you have interest in purchasing these bonds, please contact your HJ Sims financial professional as soon as possible.

*Subject to change

No dealer, broker, salesperson, or other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the Preliminary Official Statement and, if given or made, such other information or representation should not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuer, the Borrower, or the Underwriters. The information set forth herein has been obtained from the Issuer, Borrower, and other sources that are believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness by, and is not construed as a representation of, the Underwriters. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances shall this constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering or solicitation will be made only to investors pursuant to the Preliminary Official Statement, which should be read in its entirety. Investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. HJ Sims is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is not affiliated with Searstone Retirement Community.

HJ Sims Assists Landis Homes in Securing Bank Financing for a New Independent Living Campus in Downtown Lancaster and Refinancing of Variable Rate Bank Debt with Fixed-Rate Bond Debt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Shauna Reilly, CMO | 203-418-9043 | sreilly@hjsims.com

HJ Sims Assists Landis Homes in Securing Bank Financing for a New Independent Living Campus in Downtown Lancaster and Refinancing of Variable Rate Bank Debt with Fixed-Rate Bond Debt

FAIRFIELD, CT– HJ Sims (Sims), a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm founded in 1935, is pleased to announce the successful closing of an August/September 2021 financing in the amount of $25 million for Landis Place on King (LPK) and $53 million for Landis Homes Retirement Community (LHRC), which operates a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, PA. Landis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landis Communities (Landis) that operates a home and community services subsidiary, Landis HCBS, and a middle-market housing subsidiary, Landis Quality Living.  As of 2021, LHRC serves 850 residents on its campus with residential living (cottages, apartments, hybrid homes, and suites), personal care, skilled nursing, and memory support services.

Landis approached Sims in the spring of 2021 for help with securing financing for two separate transactions.  The first was to build LPK, a mixed-use development, which will bring 79 middle- and low-income senior housing units to downtown Lancaster, PA. The second was the permanent refinancing of three outstanding variable rate bank loans that provided capital for renovations.

Sims evaluated financing alternatives for LPK, determining that the lower costs associated with bank financing were the most attractive. Sims coordinated a robust bank solicitation process, selecting Orrstown Bank, which provided $25 million in draw-down capital financing, along with an attractive fixed rate for the first 10 years of their 15-year commitment.

Sims provided bond underwriting in connection with the refinancing of $48 million of LHRC’s Series 2015B, 2015C and 2017A bank loans, and provided $5 million in capital for campus renovations. The Series 2021 Bonds were structured as parity obligations with LHRC’s existing Series 2015A Bonds and the LPK bank debt provided by Orrstown Bank

Both financings are secured by a Pledge of Gross Revenues, First Mortgage positions on LHRC and LPK, and the Series 2021 Bonds are secured by a Debt Service Reserve Fund. The LPK Bank Financing provides 15-years of funding, with an underlying 30-year amortization and a fixed-rate of 2.35% for 10 years. The Series 2021 Bonds were structured as 35-year bonds, bearing a 5-year premium redemption option and amortized to wrap around LHRC’s existing Series 2015A bonds, providing level debt service. 

The financing team closed the LPK bank financing prior to the expiration of the Bank’s natural fixed-rate commitment, followed by the closing of the $53,385,000 Series 2021 Bonds. The bonds oversubscribed, allowing for lower interest rates to LHRC’s benefit.

Closing on August 18 and September 29, 2021, the $25 million LPK and the $53 million LHRC financings provide Landis with competitive cost of financing and support for future growth.

“Sims was an excellent partner for Landis during our recent financing transactions. Having one financing transaction moving forward at a time is difficult enough; we had two separate financings moving on parallel tracks. The Sims team was prepared, organized, and gave what was needed for success. They negotiated hard, executed due diligence, and structured the financings to meet our individualized needs. We’re grateful to have Sims as our partner,” Corey Hamilton, CFO, Landis.

Financed Right®: Lynn Daly: 312.505.5688 | ldaly@hjsims.com , Jim Bodine: 267.360.6245 | jbodine@hjsims.com, Siamac Afshar: 267.360.6250 | safshar@hjsims.com.

ABOUT HJ SIMS: Founded in 1935, HJ Sims is a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm. Headquartered in Fairfield, CT, Sims has nationwide investment banking, private wealth management and trading locations. Member FINRA, SIPC. Testimonials may not be representative of another client’s experience. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Facebook, LinkedIn, TwitterInstagram.

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An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: Broadview at Purchase College

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Exclusively for Charter Members

Please join us for a special luncheon event to learn about investing in Broadview at Purchase College. Meet members of the project team and learn more about the tax-exempt municipal bonds for Broadview at Purchase College, offered exclusively by HJ Sims.

When:   Thursday, October 14th; 11:00am-1:00pm

Where:  Broadview Marketing Office: 6 International Dr., Suite 120, Rye Brook, NY 10573

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$392,245,000*
WESTCHESTER COUNTY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Revenue Bonds
Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc. Project
Series 2021

Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for Broadview at Purchase College, a planned senior living community consisting of 174 independent living apartments  and 46 villas, 36 assisted living beds and 32 memory care beds on the campus of Purchase College in Purchase, Westchester County, New York.

Purchase College is approximately five miles from White Plains, NY and 25 miles from midtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1967 and one of the 13 comprehensive colleges of the State of New York (SUNY) system.

In 2011 legislation was passed in New York to permit SUNY to enter into a 75-year ground lease for development of Broadview, finding “provision of a senior learning community upon the grounds…is appropriate to further the objectives and purposes of [SUNY].” The legislation mandates that 100% of any rent Purchase College receives from the lease shall be used by the college for student financial aid and full-time teaching positions.

In addition to a wide variety of amenities and commons spaces, the community will include a Learning Commons consisting of classrooms, studios, a dining venue, gathering spaces, and performance spaces for use by Broadview residents and the College community and will be a place where residents, students and faculty can come together for lectures, seminars, performances, mentoring, tutoring and other educational purposes. Arts and cultural opportunities on the Purchase College campus also include the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, and the Performing Arts Center, all a short walk from the Community.

Learning Commons Entrance Rendering; subject to change

Reach out and connect with Broadview.

This stunning new community will mix a vibrant college environment with senior living premium services and amenities. There will be unique opportunities for intergenerational learning & mentoring.

Broadview residents will become part of a senior living community embedded on the Purchase College campus. The Purchase College tagline ‘Think Wide Open’ will be the guiding principle for Broadview, offering opportunities to cross borders between generations, break down stereotypes and form mutually beneficial and lasting friendships.

Broadview will feature the Learning Commons (pictured above) which will be the fulcrum where students of all ages converge. Classrooms, galleries, studios, a coffeehouse and more will be housed within its expansive premises as Broadview’s hub. Meet, dine, take courses and attend lectures — each day here will present an open invitation to mingle with other residents, students and faculty in life-expanding relationships.

Market response to the new community has been strong with 83% of the independent living units reserved as of September 30, 2021.

In 2014 HJ Sims was selected as investment banker and has been actively involved in the development of the community and structuring this financing throughout the past seven years. In 2018 we raised $15 million in Bond Anticipation Notes for the initial development costs which supplemented a $5 million grant received by the Purchase College Foundation Housing Corporation. For more information about the 2018 financing, please read the full case study.

About the Bonds

  • Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: July 1, 2027
    • Final maturity: July 1, 2056 (multiple maturities offered)

  • Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 85% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 75% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 50% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2024

  • Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*
    • Interest is NOT exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 12% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed October 1, 2023

Use of Bond Proceeds

Project

  • Construction of the community
  • Working Capital to fund pre-opening and opening expenses
  • Debt Service Reserve Funds
  • Capitalized Interest during construction
  • Financing costs

Security

  • Secured by a sub-leasehold mortgage on the property
  • Secured by a gross revenue pledge
  • Secured by debt service reserve funds
  • Secured by an assignment of project documents
  • Secured by a $10 million liquidity support fund

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.20x Debt Service Coverage Ratio; tested annually following stabilization
  • 175 Days Cash on Hand/Liquidity Covenant; tested semi-annually following stabilization
  • Marketing Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning with 78% at 12/31/21 rising to 90% by 6/30/24 or approximately 12 months after opening
  • Occupancy Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning one full quarter after opening and rising to 90% in 4 years
  • Cumulative Cash Loss Covenant: testing to begin the full fiscal quarter following the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy and ending the first full fiscal quarter following stabilization. 

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of October 25, 2021, and anticipated settlement during early November. For more information including risks, please read the Preliminary Official Statement in its entirety. If you have interest in purchasing these bonds, please contact your HJ Sims financial professional as soon as possible.

*Subject to change

No dealer, broker, salesperson, or other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the Preliminary Official Statement and, if given or made, such other information or representation should not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuer, the Borrower, or the Underwriters. The information set forth herein has been obtained from the Issuer, Borrower, and other sources that are believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness by, and is not construed as a representation of, the Underwriters. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances shall this constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering or solicitation will be made only to investors pursuant to the Preliminary Official Statement, which should be read in its entirety. Investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. HJ Sims is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is not affiliated with Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc.

An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: Broadview at Purchase College

Broadview at Purchase College Logo
Broadview at Purchase College Logo

$392,245,000*
WESTCHESTER COUNTY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Revenue Bonds
Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc. Project
Series 2021

Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for Broadview at Purchase College, a planned senior living community consisting of 174 independent living apartments  and 46 villas, 36 assisted living beds and 32 memory care beds on the campus of Purchase College in Purchase, Westchester County, New York.

Purchase College is approximately five miles from White Plains, NY and 25 miles from midtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1967 and one of the 13 comprehensive colleges of the State of New York (SUNY) system.

In 2011 legislation was passed in New York to permit SUNY to enter into a 75-year ground lease for development of Broadview, finding “provision of a senior learning community upon the grounds…is appropriate to further the objectives and purposes of [SUNY].” The legislation mandates that 100% of any rent Purchase College receives from the lease shall be used by the college for student financial aid and full-time teaching positions.

In addition to a wide variety of amenities and commons spaces, the community will include a Learning Commons consisting of classrooms, studios, a dining venue, gathering spaces, and performance spaces for use by Broadview residents and the College community and will be a place where residents, students and faculty can come together for lectures, seminars, performances, mentoring, tutoring and other educational purposes. Arts and cultural opportunities on the Purchase College campus also include the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, and the Performing Arts Center, all a short walk from the Community.

Learning Commons Entrance Rendering; subject to change

Reach out and connect with Broadview.

This stunning new community will mix a vibrant college environment with senior living premium services and amenities. There will be unique opportunities for intergenerational learning & mentoring.

Broadview residents will become part of a senior living community embedded on the Purchase College campus. The Purchase College tagline ‘Think Wide Open’ will be the guiding principle for Broadview, offering opportunities to cross borders between generations, break down stereotypes and form mutually beneficial and lasting friendships.

Broadview will feature the Learning Commons (pictured above) which will be the fulcrum where students of all ages converge. Classrooms, galleries, studios, a coffeehouse and more will be housed within its expansive premises as Broadview’s hub. Meet, dine, take courses and attend lectures — each day here will present an open invitation to mingle with other residents, students and faculty in life-expanding relationships.

Market response to the new community has been strong with 83% of the independent living units reserved as of September 30, 2021.

In 2014 HJ Sims was selected as investment banker and has been actively involved in the development of the community and structuring this financing throughout the past seven years. In 2018 we raised $15 million in Bond Anticipation Notes for the initial development costs which supplemented a $5 million grant received by the Purchase College Foundation Housing Corporation. For more information about the 2018 financing, please read the full case study.

About the Bonds

  • Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: July 1, 2027
    • Final maturity: July 1, 2056 (multiple maturities offered)

  • Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 85% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 75% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 50% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2024

  • Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*
    • Interest is NOT exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 12% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed October 1, 2023

Use of Bond Proceeds

Project

  • Construction of the community
  • Working Capital to fund pre-opening and opening expenses
  • Debt Service Reserve Funds
  • Capitalized Interest during construction
  • Financing costs

Security

  • Secured by a sub-leasehold mortgage on the property
  • Secured by a gross revenue pledge
  • Secured by debt service reserve funds
  • Secured by an assignment of project documents
  • Secured by a $10 million liquidity support fund

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.20x Debt Service Coverage Ratio; tested annually following stabilization
  • 175 Days Cash on Hand/Liquidity Covenant; tested semi-annually following stabilization
  • Marketing Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning with 78% at 12/31/21 rising to 90% by 6/30/24 or approximately 12 months after opening
  • Occupancy Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning one full quarter after opening and rising to 90% in 4 years
  • Cumulative Cash Loss Covenant: testing to begin the full fiscal quarter following the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy and ending the first full fiscal quarter following stabilization. 

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of October 25, 2021, and anticipated settlement during early November. For more information including risks, please read the Preliminary Official Statement in its entirety. If you have interest in purchasing these bonds, please contact your HJ Sims financial professional as soon as possible.

*Subject to change

No dealer, broker, salesperson, or other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the Preliminary Official Statement and, if given or made, such other information or representation should not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuer, the Borrower, or the Underwriters. The information set forth herein has been obtained from the Issuer, Borrower, and other sources that are believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness by, and is not construed as a representation of, the Underwriters. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances shall this constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering or solicitation will be made only to investors pursuant to the Preliminary Official Statement, which should be read in its entirety. Investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. HJ Sims is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is not affiliated with Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc.

An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: Broadview at Purchase College

Broadview at Purchase College Logo
Broadview at Purchase College Logo

$392,245,000*
WESTCHESTER COUNTY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Revenue Bonds
Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc. Project
Series 2021

Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for Broadview at Purchase College, a planned senior living community consisting of 174 independent living apartments  and 46 villas, 36 assisted living beds and 32 memory care beds on the campus of Purchase College in Purchase, Westchester County, New York.

Purchase College is approximately five miles from White Plains, NY and 25 miles from midtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1967 and one of the 13 comprehensive colleges of the State of New York (SUNY) system.

In 2011 legislation was passed in New York to permit SUNY to enter into a 75-year ground lease for development of Broadview, finding “provision of a senior learning community upon the grounds…is appropriate to further the objectives and purposes of [SUNY].” The legislation mandates that 100% of any rent Purchase College receives from the lease shall be used by the college for student financial aid and full-time teaching positions.

In addition to a wide variety of amenities and commons spaces, the community will include a Learning Commons consisting of classrooms, studios, a dining venue, gathering spaces, and performance spaces for use by Broadview residents and the College community and will be a place where residents, students and faculty can come together for lectures, seminars, performances, mentoring, tutoring and other educational purposes. Arts and cultural opportunities on the Purchase College campus also include the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, and the Performing Arts Center, all a short walk from the Community.

Learning Commons Entrance Rendering; subject to change

Reach out and connect with Broadview.

This stunning new community will mix a vibrant college environment with senior living premium services and amenities. There will be unique opportunities for intergenerational learning & mentoring.

Broadview residents will become part of a senior living community embedded on the Purchase College campus. The Purchase College tagline ‘Think Wide Open’ will be the guiding principle for Broadview, offering opportunities to cross borders between generations, break down stereotypes and form mutually beneficial and lasting friendships.

Broadview will feature the Learning Commons (pictured above) which will be the fulcrum where students of all ages converge. Classrooms, galleries, studios, a coffeehouse and more will be housed within its expansive premises as Broadview’s hub. Meet, dine, take courses and attend lectures — each day here will present an open invitation to mingle with other residents, students and faculty in life-expanding relationships.

Market response to the new community has been strong with 83% of the independent living units reserved as of September 30, 2021.

In 2014 HJ Sims was selected as investment banker and has been actively involved in the development of the community and structuring this financing throughout the past seven years. In 2018 we raised $15 million in Bond Anticipation Notes for the initial development costs which supplemented a $5 million grant received by the Purchase College Foundation Housing Corporation. For more information about the 2018 financing, please read the full case study.

About the Bonds

  • Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: July 1, 2027
    • Final maturity: July 1, 2056 (multiple maturities offered)

  • Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 85% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 75% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 50% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2024

  • Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*
    • Interest is NOT exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 12% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed October 1, 2023

Use of Bond Proceeds

Project

  • Construction of the community
  • Working Capital to fund pre-opening and opening expenses
  • Debt Service Reserve Funds
  • Capitalized Interest during construction
  • Financing costs

Security

  • Secured by a sub-leasehold mortgage on the property
  • Secured by a gross revenue pledge
  • Secured by debt service reserve funds
  • Secured by an assignment of project documents
  • Secured by a $10 million liquidity support fund

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.20x Debt Service Coverage Ratio; tested annually following stabilization
  • 175 Days Cash on Hand/Liquidity Covenant; tested semi-annually following stabilization
  • Marketing Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning with 78% at 12/31/21 rising to 90% by 6/30/24 or approximately 12 months after opening
  • Occupancy Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning one full quarter after opening and rising to 90% in 4 years
  • Cumulative Cash Loss Covenant: testing to begin the full fiscal quarter following the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy and ending the first full fiscal quarter following stabilization. 

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of October 25, 2021, and anticipated settlement during early November. For more information including risks, please read the Preliminary Official Statement in its entirety. If you have interest in purchasing these bonds, please contact your HJ Sims financial professional as soon as possible.

*Subject to change

No dealer, broker, salesperson, or other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the Preliminary Official Statement and, if given or made, such other information or representation should not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuer, the Borrower, or the Underwriters. The information set forth herein has been obtained from the Issuer, Borrower, and other sources that are believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness by, and is not construed as a representation of, the Underwriters. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances shall this constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering or solicitation will be made only to investors pursuant to the Preliminary Official Statement, which should be read in its entirety. Investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. HJ Sims is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is not affiliated with Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc.

HJ Sims Market Commentary: Pace of the Year-end Race

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Here we are in the final quarter of the year trying to figure out what we may need to do to help and protect our portfolios, investment goals, families and businesses, between now and year-end. There is a big “Wall of Worry” and less than 60 trading days left, some of which could be very volatile.

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An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: Broadview at Purchase College

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Broadview at Purchase College Logo

$392,245,000*
WESTCHESTER COUNTY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Revenue Bonds
Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc. Project
Series 2021

Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for Broadview at Purchase College, a planned senior living community consisting of 174 independent living apartments  and 46 villas, 36 assisted living beds and 32 memory care beds on the campus of Purchase College in Purchase, Westchester County, New York.

Purchase College is approximately five miles from White Plains, NY and 25 miles from midtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1967 and one of the 13 comprehensive colleges of the State of New York (SUNY) system.

In 2011 legislation was passed in New York to permit SUNY to enter into a 75-year ground lease for development of Broadview, finding “provision of a senior learning community upon the grounds…is appropriate to further the objectives and purposes of [SUNY].” The legislation mandates that 100% of any rent Purchase College receives from the lease shall be used by the college for student financial aid and full-time teaching positions.

In addition to a wide variety of amenities and commons spaces, the community will include a Learning Commons consisting of classrooms, studios, a dining venue, gathering spaces, and performance spaces for use by Broadview residents and the College community and will be a place where residents, students and faculty can come together for lectures, seminars, performances, mentoring, tutoring and other educational purposes. Arts and cultural opportunities on the Purchase College campus also include the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, and the Performing Arts Center, all a short walk from the Community.

Learning Commons Entrance Rendering; subject to change

Reach out and connect with Broadview.

This stunning new community will mix a vibrant college environment with senior living premium services and amenities. There will be unique opportunities for intergenerational learning & mentoring.

Broadview residents will become part of a senior living community embedded on the Purchase College campus. The Purchase College tagline ‘Think Wide Open’ will be the guiding principle for Broadview, offering opportunities to cross borders between generations, break down stereotypes and form mutually beneficial and lasting friendships.

Broadview will feature the Learning Commons (pictured above) which will be the fulcrum where students of all ages converge. Classrooms, galleries, studios, a coffeehouse and more will be housed within its expansive premises as Broadview’s hub. Meet, dine, take courses and attend lectures — each day here will present an open invitation to mingle with other residents, students and faculty in life-expanding relationships.

Market response to the new community has been strong with 83% of the independent living units reserved as of September 30, 2021.

In 2014 HJ Sims was selected as investment banker and has been actively involved in the development of the community and structuring this financing throughout the past seven years. In 2018 we raised $15 million in Bond Anticipation Notes for the initial development costs which supplemented a $5 million grant received by the Purchase College Foundation Housing Corporation. For more information about the 2018 financing, please read the full case study.

About the Bonds

  • Series 2021A Bonds $213,805,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • First principal payment: July 1, 2027
    • Final maturity: July 1, 2056 (multiple maturities offered)

  • Series 2021B Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $23,520,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 85% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021C Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $58,730,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 75% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2025

  • Series 2021D Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $89,525,000*
    • Interest is exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 50% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed July 1, 2024

  • Series 2021E Taxable Entrance Fee Principal Redemption Bonds $6,665,000*
    • Interest is NOT exempt from Federal Income Tax, State of New York Income Tax and New York City Income Tax
    • Minimum investment of $100,000 with $5,000 increments thereafter Qualified Institutional Buyers and accredited investors only
    • Interest will be payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2022
    • Sized to 12% of Entrance Fee pool
    • Anticipated to be redeemed October 1, 2023

Use of Bond Proceeds

Project

  • Construction of the community
  • Working Capital to fund pre-opening and opening expenses
  • Debt Service Reserve Funds
  • Capitalized Interest during construction
  • Financing costs

Security

  • Secured by a sub-leasehold mortgage on the property
  • Secured by a gross revenue pledge
  • Secured by debt service reserve funds
  • Secured by an assignment of project documents
  • Secured by a $10 million liquidity support fund

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.20x Debt Service Coverage Ratio; tested annually following stabilization
  • 175 Days Cash on Hand/Liquidity Covenant; tested semi-annually following stabilization
  • Marketing Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning with 78% at 12/31/21 rising to 90% by 6/30/24 or approximately 12 months after opening
  • Occupancy Covenant requiring quarterly step ups beginning one full quarter after opening and rising to 90% in 4 years
  • Cumulative Cash Loss Covenant: testing to begin the full fiscal quarter following the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy and ending the first full fiscal quarter following stabilization. 

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of October 25, 2021, and anticipated settlement during early November. For more information including risks, please read the Preliminary Official Statement in its entirety. If you have interest in purchasing these bonds, please contact your HJ Sims financial professional as soon as possible.

*Subject to change

No dealer, broker, salesperson, or other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the Preliminary Official Statement and, if given or made, such other information or representation should not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuer, the Borrower, or the Underwriters. The information set forth herein has been obtained from the Issuer, Borrower, and other sources that are believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness by, and is not construed as a representation of, the Underwriters. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances shall this constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering or solicitation will be made only to investors pursuant to the Preliminary Official Statement, which should be read in its entirety. Investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. HJ Sims is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is not affiliated with Purchase Senior Learning Community, Inc.

LifeSpire Partners with HJ Sims to Pursue, Finance Important Acquisition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Tara Perkins, AVP | 203-418-9049 | tperkins@hjsims.com

LifeSpire Partners with HJ Sims to Pursue, Finance Important Acquisition

FAIRFIELD, CT– HJ Sims (Sims), a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm founded in 1935, is pleased to announce the successful closing of an August 2021 financing in the amount of $93,369,000 for LifeSpire of Virginia (“LifeSpire”). LifeSpire currently owns and operates four life plan communities in Virginia, consisting of The Chesapeake, The Culpeper, The Glebe, and Lakewood, all providing a full continuum of care. The financing provided funds for the acquisition of LifeSpire’s fifth community, for capital projects Lakewood and The Culpeper, and to refinance existing bank held debt with permanent bond debt.

Sims was engaged in 2021 to provide advisory services as LifeSpire pursued the acquisition of The Summit, a not-for-profit Life Plan Community in Lynchburg, Virginia owned by Centra Health System.  The Summit is a stabilized community in a complementary market to LifeSpire’s existing portfolio. After guiding LifeSpire through the valuation and competitive bid process, LifeSpire was selected to purchase the Independent and Assisted Living components of The Summit, and was also successful in obtaining adjacent developable land for future growth of the campus.

A plan of finance was explored for the acquisition with the following objectives: 1) provide sufficient funds to purchase The Summit, 2) maximize LifeSpire’s flexibility within its capital structure for future growth, and 3) minimize the cost of capital.

Sims recommended a finance plan that included reimbursement with tax-exempt bond proceeds of prior capital expenditures initially paid for in cash. The strategy minimized the amount of taxable debt needed to complete the acquisition. Further, the taxable debt incurred was structured as short-term debt which brought a variety of benefits, allowing for the taxable debt used for The Summit purchase to be repaid as new cottages are occupied, and removing any refinancing risk inherent with bank debt, while also managing Lifespire’s cash position through construction. The final purchase price of $30.25 million represents a substantial discount to the independent appraised value of $45+ million.  LifeSpire also maintained its existing “BBB” rating despite the risks associated with an acquisition.

In addition, Sims identified the opportunity for debt service savings on Lifespire’s existing bank debt which carried high rates relative to the current market, more restrictive covenants, and terms expiring in six years. The 2017A and 2017B bank-purchased bonds were refinanced with fixed rate bonds, eliminating put risk, maximizing flexibility, and reducing debt service.

The intentional shift to a capital structure with all long term bonds provides LifeSpire with a covenant package with no deviations from their Master Trust Indenture, maximizing strategic flexibility. With the refinancing of the Series 2017A and Series 2017B Bonds, LifeSpire holds no long-term bank debt, anticipating future deployment of the organization’s bank debt capacity for reinvestment into existing communities as well as in pursuit of strategic growth.

Sims achieved pricing for the $77,875,000 of Series 2021 Bonds with a yield of 1.95% to the first call date of the 30-year maturity. Lack of a debt service reserve fund did not negatively impact the pricing and the refinancing of the Series 2017A and Series 2017B Bonds saves over $400,000 in annual debt service. Sims secured a five-year call feature at a 103% premium declining to a par call after eight years.

“Sims has been a great partner throughout the process of welcoming The Summit to LifeSpire. They strategized during the competitive bid process and designed a creative plan of finance that strengthens our financial position and flexibility as we continue to grow. With the help of Sims, we maintained our BBB rating and achieved financing terms that exceeded our expectations,” says Jonathan Cook, President & CEO, LifeSpire.

Financed Right®: Tom Bowden: 804.398.8577 | tbowden@hjsims.com or Nick Roberts: 469.371.3946 | nroberts@hjsims.com.

ABOUT HJ SIMS: Founded in 1935, HJ Sims is a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm. Headquartered in Fairfield, CT, Sims has nationwide investment banking, private wealth management and trading locations. Member FINRA, SIPC. Testimonials may not be representative of another client’s experience. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Facebook, LinkedIn, TwitterInstagram.

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