HJ Sims raises $4.93 million for Investment in Benchmark Funds
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Benchmark Senior Living (“Benchmark”) is a premier owner, operator, and developer of senior living communities. Founded in 1997, Benchmark currently operates over 60 communities and over 5,500 units spread across eight states in the northeast. Dating back to 2005, HJ Sims has made eight investments with Benchmark.
HJ Sims previously committed to investing $12 million in BSL Investors Fund II LLC (“BSL II” or the “Fund”) and $15 million in BSL Investors Fund III, LLC (“BSL III”) with long-time partner Benchmark Senior Living, LLC (“Benchmark”). Both funds were formed to develop and acquire senior housing communities located in the Boston to Washington DC corridor.
Two HJ Sims controlled investment companies, Sims Benchmark V, LLC and Sims Benchmark VI, LLC (“Sims Issuers”), were formed to invest in BSL II and BSL III, respectively, with plans to issue multiple series of securities to capitalize HJ Sims’ investment in the funds. Through its Private Client Group, HJ Sims previously sold $12 million of Sims Benchmark V, LLC securities and $11.9 million of Sims Benchmark VI, LLC securities to high net worth investors to meet capital calls from the funds. In January 2022, HJ Sims sold an additional $4.93 million of securities through the HJ Sims Issuers to meet recent capital calls from BSL II and BSL III.
Utilizing its extensive investor base and industry expertise, HJ Sims was able to underwrite and implement an efficient investment structure meeting the capital objectives and needs of Benchmark and its affiliates. Through its Private Client Group, HJ Sims secured capital for the additional securities meeting the timing needs of the Funds.
HJ Sims excels in providing customized debt and equity capital for senior living providers utilizing a variety of direct financing solutions including equity, preferred equity, mezzanine debt, and high leverage first mortgage loans, tailored to meet the unique financing needs of valued partners like Benchmark.
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