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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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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California Charter Schools Conference

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2022 California Charter Schools Conference

The California Charter Schools Conference is the state’s premiere charter event and delivers three days of inspirational keynotes and critical sessions with turnkey tools and strategies for educators, school leaders, and advocates. HJ Sims will be there – start a conversation with one of our expert team members specializing in structuring and underwriting charter school and education financings.

HJ Sims is proud to support the CCSA as one of the Welcome Reception sponsors.


  • William Sims, Managing Principal
  • Rich Harmon, Executive Managing Director & Head of Public Finance Education
  • Rob Nickell, Executive Vice President
  • Please stop by and visit us at booth #1426.
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Merritt Academy

Merritt Academy, (“Merritt” or the “Academy”), located in New Haven, MI (approximately 27 miles northeast of Detroit), is a Michigan charter school that began operations in September, 2002, enrolling 174 students and offering grades K-5.

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