HJ Sims Structures $3.8M in Equity Financing in Assisted Living Community Near Tucson

by Jeff Shaw

MARANA, Ariz. — HJ Sims has completed a $3.8 million financing for The Watermark at Continental Ranch, a proposed 99-unit assisted living and memory care community in the Tucson suburb of Marana.

Sims provided the financing to a joint venture between affiliates of Link Development LLC and Watermark Retirement Communities, which will also operate the property. Continental Ranch will be Link’s fourth seniors housing development in Arizona. Watermark manages 40 seniors housing communities in 21 states.

Sims structured preferred equity on behalf of the JV owners, meeting regulatory requirements for the senior construction lender. A new entity, LW Development Funding I LLC, was formed to issue the $3.8 million of taxable bonds. High-net-worth accredited investors purchased the bonds. Sims then used to capital to fund the preferred equity investment.

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