Civitas Senior Living


Sims Invests $5.85 Million of Preferred Equity in Texas Senior Living Development

Partnered Right®
  • Civitas Senior Living is developing an independent living, assisted living and memory care community outside of Dallas, TX
  • Civitas is an experienced developer and operator, currently managing 32 communities with over 2,600 units
Structured Right®
  • The investment needed to be structured to meet the regulatory needs of the senior lender, and
  • Fulfill the capital needs of the client during the development period through certificate of occupancy, while providing sufficient returns to Civitas and its limited partners
Executed Right®
  • Sims’ structured a preferred equity investment, meeting the needs of the senior lender and Civitas, while providing attractive returns to HJ Sims’ investors
Financed Right®
  • Sims successfully placed $5,850,000 of corporate taxable bonds to fund a preferred equity investment in the project
Partnered Right®

Sims had the opportunity to provide subordinate financing for the development of Legacy Oaks of Red Oak (the “Community”), a proposed 188-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community located in Red Oak, TX, a southern suburb of Dallas, TX. The Community will be developed, owned, and operated by Civitas Senior Living (“Civitas”). Civitas is an experienced developer and operator, currently managing 32 communities with over 2,600 units.

Structured Right®

There were two primary challenges associated with this financing:

i. The subordinate financing needed to be structured in a way that met the requirements of the senior lenders and High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Regulations, while also providing sufficient returns to all investors.
ii. The terms of the Sims’ financing had to be flexible enough to fulfill the capital needs of the client during the development period through certificate of occupancy, while providing sufficient returns to Civitas and its limited partners.

Executed Right®

Sims worked with the Civitas to structure a preferred equity investment in the project. The preferred equity structure allowed the investment to be categorized as contributed capital on behalf of Civitas, meeting regulatory requirements for the senior construction lender. By securing a preferred position, the equity investment receives a quarterly priority return before any distributions are made to the owners, providing an attractive source of income for HJ Sims’ investors. In consideration for the preferred position, the investment was structured with a capped all-in return, providing attractive upside to Civitas and its partners upon repayment of the preferred equity.

Financed Right®

A new entity, Civitas Funding I, LLC (the “Sims Issuer”), was formed to issue $5.85 million of taxable bonds. The bonds were successfully sold to Sims’ high net worth accredited investors. The proceeds from the bonds were used by the Sims to fund its preferred equity investment in the project.

For more information on how Civitas Senior Living was Financed Right® by HJ Sims, please contact Jeff Sands at  (203) 418-9002 or jsands@nullhjsims.com or Curtis King at (512) 519-5003 or cking@nullhjsims.com.

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