Ziegler Closes $44.8M Bond Financing for 236-Unit Community in Seattle

SEATTLE — Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, has arranged $44.8 million in bond financing for The Hearthstone Corp. The bonds will fund an expansion at the company’s continuing care retirement community, The Hearthstone at Green Lake in Seattle.

The Hearthstone comprises The Lakeside, a 10-story, 186,400-square-foot building constructed in 1966; and Cove West, a four-story, 48,243-square-foot building constructed in 2015 adjacent to The Lakeside. The combined buildings feature 147 independent living apartments, 37 assisted living apartments, 12 memory care apartments and 40 skilled nursing beds.

The expansion project, known as Cove East, will be located adjacent to Cove West. The new building will offer 22 independent living units and underground parking, with a bistro on the ground floor.

In addition to funding the expansion, the bonds also refinanced a set of existing bonds. The bonds are a combination of $36.1 million in tax-exempt bonds with a 35-year amortization and $8.7 million in tax-exempt bonds to be repaid with Cove East entrance fees.