HJ Sims Closes $25.515 Million Series 2022 Bonds for Texas Public Charter School

HJ Sims announces the closing of a $32 million USDA-financed expansion project for Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, IL. In accordance with USDA-debt requirements, proceeds of the financing will be used for the construction of 76 replacement assisted living units, common space and other space used by the Health Center, as well as for the demolition of the existing assisted living structure.

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Asbury Maryland (May 2022)

HJ Sims Partners with Mease Life, a Life Plan Community located in Dunedin, Florida, to successfully complete turnaround financing for the community, which offers both rental and Type C contracts, and consists of 185 independent living units, 104 assisted living units, 32 memory care units, and 62 skilled nursing beds,

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HJ Sims Market Commentary: One Day at a Time

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The Gathering Place (May 2022)

HJ Sims Partners with Mease Life, a Life Plan Community located in Dunedin, Florida, to successfully complete turnaround financing for the community, which offers both rental and Type C contracts, and consists of 185 independent living units, 104 assisted living units, 32 memory care units, and 62 skilled nursing beds,

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Phoebe Ministries (May 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: The ESG Lineup

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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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HJ Sims Market Commentary: Friend or Foe?

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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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Quarter in Review

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Financings

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HJ Sims raises $4.93 million for Investment in Benchmark Funds

Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Benchmark Senior Living 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. Read more.

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HJ Sims Completes $264.6 Million Expansion and Forward Refundings​

Samaritan Housing Foundation, Inc., dba “Searstone” is a life plan community located in Cary, NC that opened in 2013. The Community currently consists of 131 independent living apartments, 38 independent living estate homes, 14 assisted living units, and 25 skilled nursing units. Read more.

HJ Sims Delivers $125 Million Forward Refinancing for Toby and Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences

Toby and Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton is an existing life plan community, managed by Life Care Services, which consists of approximately 234 independent living units, 48 assisted living units, 24 memory-support units, 60 skilled nursing beds and related common amenities. Read more.

HJ Sims Partners with King’sBridge to Refinance Outstanding Debt, Finance Capital Improvements and Improve Liquidity

King’sBridge Retirement Center (the “Community”) is a rental senior living community founded in 1985 in northeast Atlanta, Georgia. The retirement community consists of 142 independent living units, 48 assisted living units, and 13 memory care units. Read more.

HJ Sims triumphs in closing USDA Financing for Evenglow’s $32 million Expansion Project​

Evenglow Lodge began providing healthcare services to the community of Pontiac in 1958. Subsequently an endowment was formed to procure additional resources of expansions throughout the years with the most recent expansion being the addition of a new memory care facility. Read more.

HJ Sims Generates Annual Debt Service Savings for National Church Residences Affiliate in Rising Interest Rate Environment

First Community Village is a life plan community located in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The 32-acre campus includes a 68-bed skilled nursing center, a 38-unit assisted living center, 36 memory care assisted living suites, 86 luxury independent living apartments, 19 independent living Gardens apartments, 38 ranch-style manor homes and 67 new independent living units. Read more.

Advisory

Q1 Highlights

HJ Sims hosts the 19th Annual Late Annual Conference

During the past nineteen years, HJ Sims has hosted our Annual Late Winter Conference as a forum to gather experts from across the senior living industry in order to share experiences, strategies and operations. Last year, the conference looked a little different with a condensed, virtual format. This year, we were pleased to be back in-person hosting 350 senior living owners and operators and industry professionals at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Florida.

HJ Sims Expands Investment Banking Group with Introduction of Education Finance Practice

HJ Sims announced the addition of two senior bankers, expanding the firm’s education finance practice. The Sims education finance team provides comprehensive capital planning, structure and execution for charter schools, public and private education systems and institutions. Read more.

Richard Harmon
Richard "Rich" Harmon
Executive Managing Director
Head of Education Finance
Robert "Rob" Nickell
Executive Vice President

HJ Sims Market Commentary: Dancing in the Clouds

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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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First Community Village (March 2022)

HJ Sims Partners with Mease Life, a Life Plan Community located in Dunedin, Florida, to successfully complete turnaround financing for the community, which offers both rental and Type C contracts, and consists of 185 independent living units, 104 assisted living units, 32 memory care units, and 62 skilled nursing beds,

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HJ Sims Market Commentary: Mega Meta Menu

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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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HJ Sims Market Commentary: Strictly Personal, 87 Years Later

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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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HJ Sims Market Commentary: Thoroughfares and Flows

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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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An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: The Gathering Place

**This financing has been successfully closed. Please contact you advisor for any potential secondary market opportunities.**

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$25,315,000*
ARLINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE CORPORATION

Education Revenue Bonds
TGP Public Schools d/b/a The Gathering Place
Series 2022

Series 2022A Education Revenue Bonds $25,135,000*
Series 2022B Taxable Education Revenue Bonds $180,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for The Gathering Place, a single-site charter school in its second year of operations in San Antonio, Texas.

The Gathering Place is one of the only public schools offering project-based learning (“PBL”) in San Antonio and the surrounding market. The school currently serves K-3 students, and will grow organically by one grade level per year to reach K-8. The Gathering Place is already educating over 500 students in year two of operation for grades K-3 due to the high-demand PBL model. At full enrollment, the school will serve more than 1,400 students each year. The school received 461 applications for an estimated 175 new seats available for the 2022-23 school year, leaving 286 students on the waitlist.

About the Bonds

  • Series 2022A Education Revenue Bonds $25,135,000*
    • Non-rated, tax-exempt
    • Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $5,000
    • Interest will be payable on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing February 15, 2023
    • First principal payment: August 15, 2029
    • Final maturity: August 15, 2062 (multiple maturities offered)
  • Series 2022B Taxable Education Revenue Bonds $180,000*
    • Minimum denominations of $5,000
    • Interest will be payable on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing February 15, 2023
    • Principal payment: August 15, 2024

Use of Bond Proceeds

  • Exercise lease purchase option for land and buildings
  • Fund playground for school
  • Fund debt service reserve fund & costs of issuance

Security

  • Secured by a Construction Fund
  • Secured by a Debt Service Reserve Fund
  • Gross revenue pledge

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.10x Debt Service Coverage Ratio, tested annually
  • 45 Days Cash on Hand ratio, tested annually

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of April 25, 2022, and anticipated settlement during the week of May 9, 2022. 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 TGP Public Schools d/b/a The Gathering Place.