HJ Sims Market Commentary: Higher Coupons Meet With Strong Demand

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When asked about our favorite TV commercials, several always spring to mind. There are the ones that make us laugh, like the 1984 Wendy’s campaign when Clara lifts the bun and asks “Where’s The Beef?” or the giddy Geico camel in the 2013 Hump Day commercial. There are others that make us motivated, like the “Just Do It” slogan that became a core part of the Nike brand in 1988. Then we have the ads that touch our hearts, like the Super Bowl Coke commercial with Mean Joe Greene and the kid in the locker room or the Kodak Times of Your Life series.

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Resthaven (July 2022)

HJ Sims secures $87.7M of bank financing for expansion project and refinancing for Holland, MI based not-for-profit corporation, Resthaven. Resthaven provides housing, healthcare and other related services through the operation of 145 skilled nursing beds, 116 assisted living units, and 60 independent living rental units.

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HJ Sims Market Commentary: TINA Meets BRANDY

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once argued forcefully that “there is no real alternative” to capitalism as an economic system. Nearly 30 years later, equity traders adapted her slogan to fashion the narrative that in prevailing market conditions there is no alternative to stocks, that all other investment opportunities are worse. The acronym TINA popped into Wall Street parlance after the 2008 financial crisis. But it has not been heard much this year. Returns for the Dow are down 9% year-to date, the S&P 500 has lost 13%, the Russell 2000 has declined 15% and the Nasdaq has fallen 21%. Conventional equity funds have seen outflows for 28 consecutive weeks. So, we think a new mantra is now in order, BRANDY: Bonds Really Are Now Delivering Yield.

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2022 Women in Business Summit

Palm City Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Summit
Sponsored by Rebecca Beckett, CFP®, HJ Sims

Date & Time: Thursday, September 22, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Charlie Leighton Park | Palm City Community Center | 2701 SW Cornell Ave. Palm City, FL

We would like to invite you to the Women in Business Summit on September 22, 2022, which is American Business Women’s Day. We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for this inaugural event to advocate and celebrate women in business.

Join us for relevant, spirited discussions and presentations from accomplished, local businesswomen on topics ranging from finance, education, business management and health & wellness. Discover, support and network with local businesswomen as they showcase their products and services. 

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Meet the Speakers


Rebecca Beckett, CFP®

Senior Vice President

HJ Sims


Donna Linton

Reverse Mortgage Advisor

Zarro Mortgage Group


Amanda Foster

Mortgage Specialist

Zarro Mortgage Group

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Jill Marasa

Director of Development

Ashley Capital

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Joan Goodrich

Executive Director

Martin County Business Development Board

Joanne Zarro

Joanne Zarro


Zarro Mortgage Group

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Dr. Lisa Grassam

Chiropractic Specialist

Grassam Spine & Wellness Center


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


2:10 pm – 2:35 pm

Tools You Can Use…
Speaker: Jill Marasa, Ashley Capital

2:40 pm – 3:05 pm

Mortgage Products & Credit in Today’s Environment
Speakers: Joanne Zarro; Amanda Foster; Donna Linton, Zarro Mortgage Group

3:10 pm – 3:35 pm

Women & Money: Challenges, Successes and Strategies
Speaker: Rebecca Beckett, CFP®, HJ Sims

3:40 pm – 4:05 pm

Top 10 Resources You Should Know (and Use)
Speaker: Joan Goodrich, Martin County Business Development Board

4:10 pm – 4:35 pm

The Power Of A Woman
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Grassam Smith, Grassam Chriopractic and Wellness Center


Sector Update with Aspire: Lynn Daly, HJ Sims

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HJ Sims Executive Vice President, Lynn Daly was on Sector Updates with Aspire. In this episode, Lynn discusses what trends she is seeing in the nonprofit aging services sector from an investment banking side as well as what she is seeing from the partnership side.

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HJ Sims Market Commentary: The Path to And from Jackson Hole

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The older we grow, the more we realize how little we know. Overwhelmed by the universe of data and news at our fingertips, some of us cling to trivial facts: New Jersey grows two thirds of all the eggplant in the world. Mississippi produces the most NFL players per capita. We are more likely to win an Olympic Gold medal than the Mega Millions lottery, and twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark.

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2022 NY Charter Schools Conference

HJ Sims will be there – start a conversation with one of our expert public finance education team members specializing in structuring and underwriting public sector and charter school financings.


As we continue to experience fluctuations in our capital markets, HJ Sims is committed to Tracking the COVID-19 Impact.

HJ Sims Market Commentary: Delivery Charges

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The U.S. postal system was established by the Second Continental Congress on July 26, 1775 and Benjamin Franklin was paid $1,000 dollars a year to serve as its first postmaster. He was charged with establishing a national service at a time when it took months for mail to arrive from near or far and spotty deliveries were made to local taverns and inns. Franklin, the “MacGyver” of his times, rolled up his sleeves and set up more efficient delivery routes from Florida to Maine with wagons traveling in relay teams by day and night.

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Florida Charter School Conference 2022


HJ Sims is proud to have a Breakout Session Partnership with FCSC. 


Visit the HJ Sims booth #507 and #509 on the EXPO Floor, and start a conversation today. 

Breakout Session: Information Coming Soon!


As we continue to experience fluctuations in our capital markets, HJ Sims is committed to Tracking the COVID-19 Impact.

High Point Academy (July 2022)

HJ Sims Successfully Completes $115 Million All Bank Tax-Exempt Financing for New Satellite Campus and Refinancing for Phoebe Ministries, a not-for-profit, multi-facility, Pennsylvania-based organization specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for older adults.

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HJ Sims Market Commentary: Dog Days

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In Department of Defense terminology, CONOPS stands for a concept of operations, a statement that concisely expresses what a commander intends to accomplish and how it will be done using available resources. As the first quarter of 2022 draws to an end, individual investors may see the need to create or revise their own individual investment CONOPS after some in-depth communications with our trusted financial planners, counsel, tax advisers and investment professionals.

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2022 LeadingAge National Annual Meeting + EXPO

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HJ Sims is proud to attend, exhibit, sponsor and present during the LeadingAge Annual Meeting. 

Join HJ Sims for a Cocktail Reception during the conference.

Date: Monday, October 17
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Centennial Ballroom B | Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center | 650 15th Street | Denver, Colorado

Exhibitor Hours:

Visit us at Booth #1919.

  • Monday, October 17 : 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 18: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 19: 9:30 am – 11:00 am


HJ Sims is proud to be a Annual Meeting Premier Sponsor for LeadingAge National. 

Thought Leadership:

Education Session: Taking Advantage of Consolidation Opportunities

Session Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session Description:

Since 2010, the field of aging services has seen a significant uptick in the number of mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures, and dispositions. This thought-provoking session will explore how two very different organizations positioned themselves to take advantage of consolidation opportunities. Representatives from United Church Homes in Marion, OH, and Lifespire of Virginia in Richmond, VA, will share the lessons they learned while evaluating consolidation opportunities, establishing priorities, and driving organizational change. They’ll tell you how your governance and organizational structures can improve or hinder your ability to capitalize on consolidation opportunities. Take home practical strategies that can help you and your board make good decisions the next time opportunity knocks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how governance and organizational structure can help or hinder the ability to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Discuss how to be thoughtful and efficient at the same time.
  • Learn how management can organize and evaluate multiple opportunities, establish priorities, and drive organizational progress.

Featured Speakers:

  • John Renner, Senior Exec VP and Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, United Church Homes
  • Dan Carlton, Board Chair, Lifespire of Virginia
  • Lisa Legeer, Chief Strategy and Integration Officer, Lifespire
  • Lynn Daly, Executive Vice President, HJ Sims
  • Tom Bowden, Senior Vice President, HJ Sims


Women’s Brunch to Kick Off LeadingAge

This brunch is by invitation only, and registration is required. For further information, please contact Sonia Carrero.

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