The Cottages at St. Martin’s

$18,000,000 | Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Summary

The Episcopal Foundation of Jefferson County selected PW&Co as its financial advisor for the redevelopment of its 138-bed nursing home facility at St. Martin’s in the Pines. In 2003, St. Martin’s set out to redesign its aging campus and decided to develop a Green House® community. By foregoing a traditional institutional nursing home design, St. Martin’s became a catalyst for long-term care culture change in Alabama. As finally approved, the project consists of 60 replacement beds in two “cottages” of three stories each.

PW&Co Role

PW&Co provided project coordination services and financial modeling, valuation, and feasibility analysis; managed a competitive proposal process for an $18 million letter of credit for a tax-exempt bond financing; and designed an interest rate protection policy. In the face of the emerging sub-prime mortgage crisis, PW&Co competitively bid an interest rate cap priced at a cost lower than estimated before the crisis began.