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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $ 24,160,000 Series 2014 tax-exempt non-bank qualified transaction issued by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission for Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community (Deerfield), a new client to Ziegler. Deerfield is a Type-A LifeCare continuing care retirement (CCRC) operator located on 125-acres in Asheville, NC. The Deerfield campus has a total of 473 units consisting of 351 independent living units, 60 assisted living units and 62 skilled nursing units. In April 2013, Deerfield received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC), which they have had since 2003.

Ziegler served as the placement agent for the refunding transaction which resulted in a significant reduction in Deerfield’s future debt service. Deerfield received several attractive bank proposals but selected First Citizens Bank and Trust (First Citizens) as the credit provide due to superior pricing and terms. The proceeds of the $ 24.160 million Series 2014 Bonds will be used to a) refund the Series 2004A Fixed Rate Bonds in their entirety; b) refund the Series 2004B Adjustable Rate Bonds in their entirety; and c) pay certain costs of issuance associated with the refinancing. Given that the loan is coterminous with the amortization of the Series 2014 transaction and the bank provided a direct fixed rate, the refinancing does not expose Deerfield to additional put risk or interest rate risk. The Series 2014 transaction will result in net present value savings of over $ 2.5 million (10.26% of refunded bonds).    

Tommy Brewer, Managing Director in Ziegler’s senior living finance practice, commented, “Deerfield is a special community filled with amazing residents, staff and leadership. Deerfield’s proactive approach to its capital structure has allowed the organization to significantly reduce its debt service while also mitigating future risk. It is a pleasure to work with the entire Deerfield team and we at Ziegler are honored to have them as a client.”

Ziegler is one of the nation’s leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication.

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About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO), together with its affiliates (Ziegler), is a specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion, and education, as well as general and structured municipal finance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, corporate finance, FHA/HUD, strategic advisory services and research. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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gI 98025 IBISWorld Logo 2500x900 Stair Lift Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

Stair lift manufacturers offer several different variations on the industry’s core product, a device that carries individuals up and down stairs. Stair lifts may be designed to fit straight or curved stairs, for indoor or outdoor placement, in residential, commercial or institutional settings. “Demand for almost all types of industry products has grown during the five years to 2014, as the growing elderly population has increasingly experienced age-related health problems, such as arthritis, which makes climbing stairs difficult,” according to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Jocelyn Phillips. At the same time, recent increases in disposable income have allowed for more patients to be able to afford home stair lifts, a trend further bolstered by the expansion of healthcare coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). As a result of these factors, industry revenue is expected to grow 7.2% per year on average from its 2009 recessionary low, to reach $ 79.7 million in 2014. The PPACA-mandated establishment of private healthcare exchanges will likely cause revenue to grow 4.9% in 2014 alone.

As consumers have increasingly been able to purchase the industry’s priciest products, such as lifts with customized tracks or seats, the profit margin for an average industry operator is expected to climb. “However, profit margin growth has been limited due to the climbing cost of purchases,” says Phillips. Plastic, rubber and steel are all key components of most stair lifts, and all three of these materials have experienced significant price hikes since 2009, limiting industry profit growth relatively.

Nonetheless, steadily growing demand from customers who are able to afford industry products is expected to continue during the five years to 2019, and growing profitability will likely entice some new operators to enter the industry. Steady demand in export markets will likely further bolster industry performance, as foreign economies continue to recover from the global recession and increasingly demand high-quality American-made home medical equipment. In the domestic market, total health expenditure is expected to grow during the next five years, as baby boomers increasingly experience age-related walking impairments that drive increased demand for stair lifts.

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Maple Grove, MN (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

RE/MAX Results REALTOR® Brandon Doyle with RE/MAX Results announces the addition of the 3D Tour platform to his online property marketing efforts.

3D Tour is an innovative new feature that allows homebuyers to tour Doyle Team-listed homes for sale by viewing a high-resolution view from any angle inside the home. This engaging experience helps homebuyers better decide which homes to tour in person and is available on the Doyle Real Estate Team website.

“My home buying clients are busy people that lead active lives and house hunting is so often an inefficient use of their valuable time,” Doyle says. “No matter how many photos the listing agent uses, it’s still challenging to get a real feel for a home and, thus, make a decision as to if it’s worth a buyer’s time to view it.”

Doyle’s 3D Tour is powered by the Matterport Pro 3D Camera that provides fully immersive, photorealistic 3D images. This takes the guesswork out of the process by allowing home shoppers to get 3D views of the interiors of homes, from the ceiling to the floor. Even videos can’t provide the details that the 3D Tour gives.

“3D Tour is the equivalent of high-definition Google Street View, but for the interior of a house,” he explains. “It provides consumers the ability to virtually tour a property in 3D from anywhere in the world.”

As an early adopter of the technology, the Doyle Real Estate Team is offering what few other agents in the Twin Cities can – and potential home sellers are taking notice. Doyle likes that “Users can go online and interact with the doll house view, floor plan, and even walk through the property at their leisure from any desktop computer.”

Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate from St. Cloud University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in real estate at the University of St. Thomas. He holds several real estate designations including that of Accredited Buyer’s Representative and E-PRO® (an Internet marketing certification). He sits on the agent advisory board of NorthstarMLS and is on the Young Professional Network committee of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.

Aside from 3D Tour, Doyle markets his listings with the aid of aerial photography utilizing an advanced remote-control multi-copter. Because of Doyle’s powerful use of technology in marketing his listings, Inman News, the real estate industry’s most comprehensive and authoritative source for industry insiders, nominated him as “Innovative Realtor of the Year” for 2014.

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