Ziegler Closes $65.4M Bond Financing for 261-Unit Community in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. — Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, has arranged a total of $65.4 million in tax-exempt, fixed-rate bonds for Immanuel Lutheran Corp., which operates a seniors housing community in Kalispell, approximately 75 miles south of the Canadian border.

The property is a nonprofit, faith-based community known as Immanuel Lutheran Communities. It features 106 units of independent living and assisted living and 155 units for skilled nursing on a 13-acre campus.

Immanuel Lutheran Corp. will use the financing to refund two previous series of bonds and fund an expansion and renovation project at the community. The multi-phase plan will introduce entrance-fee independent living apartments, add a new memory care unit, expand amenities and “right-size” the skilled nursing area.

Immanuel is partnering with seniors housing development and advisory firm Sawgrass Partners on the expansion project.

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