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Muirwood Gardens
Martinez, CA
Financed by WCH using Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds with a Fannie Mae Guarantee
 

Areas of Expertise

Public finance encompasses a vast area, from traditional general obligation bonds for municipalities and local governments to special tax and assessment bonds for developers and non-profits. The professional staff at Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt has the expertise and experience in many specialized areas of public finance necessary to ensure that clients receive both informed advice and flawless execution.

Please click on your area of interest to learn more about our capabilities and track record:

State and Local Government Finance

Throughout its history, Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt has assisted hundreds of states and local governments in funding their building and infrastructure requirements through low cost bond issues. We have the experience and staff to deal effectively with all the key participants of a bond issue including bond counsel, rating agencies and bond insurers. We also have the marketing and placement capabilities necessary to ensure the lowest possible transaction and borrowing costs. Our investment bankers have worked hand in hand with government decision makers to design and market bond issues for:

  • Public buildings
  • Parks and recreation facilities
  • Streets and highways
  • Law enforcement and fire protection facilities
  • Water and sewer systems

To discuss state and local government finance with a Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt banker please contact Tony Cone at or by phone at 925-472-8750.

Education (K-12), Charter School Finance

Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt works with decision makers in education and government to build and equip primary and secondary schools through low cost bond issues. Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt has additional expertise in charter school financing (see case study). Our investment bankers have the experience and staff to deal effectively with all the key participants of a bond offering, including bond counsel, rating agencies and bond insurers. We also have the marketing and placement capabilities necessary to ensure the lowest possible transaction and borrowing costs.

Whether working through state educational agencies, coordinating the sale of general obligation bonds for a school district or arranging financing for a new charter school, Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt has the capacity to fund school improvements with the most appropriate and economical form of bond financing.

To discuss education finance with a Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt investment banker, please contact Mark Holmstedt at or by phone at 925-472-8747.

Housing, Real Estate Infrastructure, and Industrial Development Finance

Tax exempt and taxable bond financing can provide a flexible and low cost method of financing real estate infrastructure, and Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt is one of the leading firms in California in this field.

Since 1989, Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt has structured several billion dollars in transactions for the acquisition or rehabilitation of multi family, residential and industrial development projects. Each year, our firm consistently ranks among the top firms in California in the number of Mello Roos and assessment district financings underwritten. We have managed recent projects for the following issuers:

For more information on our firm’s real estate infrastructure financing capabilities please contact Mark Holmstedt at or by phone at 925-472-8747.

Solid Waste and Environmental Finance

Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt has consistently ranked as one of the top firms nationally in environmental finance, and in California we are the #1 ranked Underwriter in the number of solid waste disposal revenue bonds for 15 years in a row. The firm has over 70 industry clients and has completed nearly $2 billion dollars in solid waste and environmental transactions since its founding in 1989.

In addition to traditional tax exempt bonds to finance construction, our bankers can also utilize tax exempt debt structures to finance acquisitions, traditional term or revolving credit facilities, “off balance sheet” financing and leases, as appropriate. Because we do a larger volume of business than virtually any other underwriter in this area, we are a significant source of new business to banks. Thus, we can use this leverage to our clients advantage.

To speak directly with a banker regarding our capability to finance your solid waste or environmental project, please contact Tony Cone at or by phone at 925-472-8750.

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