Ziegler Arranges $67.1M Bond Financing for 294-Unit CCRC in Vermont

by Jeff Shaw

SHELBURNE, Vt. — Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, has arranged $67.1 million in bond financing for Wake Robin, a continuing care retirement community in Shelburne, located along Lake Champlain just south of Burlington.

The community is situated on 136 acres and feature 212 independent living units, 31 assisted living units and 51 skilled nursing units. The nonprofit Wake Robin Corp. was incorporated in 1984 to develop, own and operate the community. It was the first CCRC in Vermont

Wake Robin is undergoing an expansion that will add 38 independent living units, 10 assisted living units and six skilled nursing units, as well as renovate common areas and the skilled nursing facility.

The proceeds of the fixed-rate bonds will be used to refinance 2006 bonds, finance the expansion, pay the costs of bond issuance and fund a debt service reserve fund.

M&T Bank was the purchaser of the bonds, and Greenbrier Development acted as development consultant on the expansion project.

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