$20.9 million bonds for National Church Residences Flexible Bond Program
We served as bond counsel for National Church Residences, an Ohio nonprofit corporation that specializes in the development, construction and management of affordable and market rate housing for seniors in its 330+ facilities located in 28 states and Puerto Rico. In these transactions, we worked with our client - and its special purpose financial advisor - to create a flexible bond program. This allows separate series of bonds to be issued by the Public Finance Authority, a multi-jurisdictional issuer, for the benefit of various affiliates of our client.
These affiliates can then finance the acquisition and/or capital construction projects at facilities located in Florida or other states. One bond, for the Water’s Edge at Lake Wales Project was $4.9 million while the other bond was $16 million for the Water’s Edge of Bradenton Phase II Project.
One of the unique aspects of these transactions is that tax-exempt or taxable bonds for the benefit of different borrower-affiliates may be issued under a common master bond indenture, which allows for bonds of each series to be issued relatively quickly and efficiently for the benefit of our client and its affiliates. This enables our client to coordinate their capital needs with their acquisition and/or construction schedules.