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Case Studies

Innovative Solutions.
Proven Results.

What we do is compelling: we’re not just advising on bonds or managing cash or building complex spreadsheets. We’re making the communities in which we work better places. The case studies below are examples of some of the ways we serve our clients.

During the past few decades we have enjoyed the remarkable opportunity to reshape the world we live in—particularly, the physical environment.

Yet beyond the shiny buildings, the wastewater treatment plants and the critical community facilities we’ve assisted in financing, our fingerprints are fortunately also on some less visible outcomes: greater homeownership for first-time home buyers, cleaner water in our lakes and streams, more pure drinking water, safer roads and highways, economic growth and development in our communities and better outcomes for our friends and neighbors.

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St. Louis County,

St. Louis County, Missouri, an urban county government serving a population of nearly 1 million, asked for Columbia Capital's assistance in maximizing tax-exempt issuance in support of the construction of a world-class youth soccer complex.

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Missouri SRF

The State Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (the “EIERA”) selected Columbia Capital Management as its new financial advisor effective July 1, 2014 for its clean water and drinking water revolving loan fund (SRF) programs.

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Nearly every component of Bi-State Development's debt portfolio suffered in the wake of the Global Credit Crisis of 2008/2009. As the provider of mass transit for the St. Louis metropolitan area, BSD relied on Columbia Capital to develop a step-wise plan to help it manage through crisis.

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Chicago O'Hare

The Chicago Department of Aviation engaged Columbia Capital to serve as financial advisory on a seven-part transaction, including both refunding and new money, with total par of nearly $2.1 billion.

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Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University engaged Columbia Capital in early 2009 to assist in developing a comprehensive plan of finance for the University's planned development of a 32-story, 165,000-square foot “vertical campus” in Chicago's South Loop.



Alphapointe, a non-profit serving the blind and visually impaired, engaged Columbia Capital to help it save more than 250 jobs for blind workers in New York City by financing a new facility in Queens.

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Logistics Park
Kansas City

Columbia Capital designed the plan of finance in support of the largest intermodal freight facility on BNSF's intercontinental line between Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Sales Tax Securitization

Columbia Capital served as financial and structuring advisor to the Sales Tax Securitization Corporation (STSC), a special purpose entity developed by the City of Chicago to securitize its sales tax distributions from the State of Illinois.

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Tejon Ranch
Mountain Village

The Tejon Ranch Corporation asked Columbia Capital to assist it in financing the infrastructure necessary to support its Mountain Village development, a project that, at full build-out, will include 3,450 homes, 160,000 sf of commercial development across 5,000 acres in Southern California.

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City engaged Columbia Capital for a second time to assist it in securing New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to provide gap financing on a remodeling and expansion of its 100+ year-old family YMCA in Atchison, Kansas.