In an article published in the November edition of Real Estate Forum Magazine, HSA PrimeCare senior vice president of acquisitions and development, Jon Boley, outlines the complexities of acquiring and renovating obsolete medical office buildings. Boley discusses the challenge of smaller floorplates, originally built to accommodate medical practices with one or two physicians and the changes in the strategic needs of today’s physician offices.
“Consolidation of physicians over the past several years has increased demand for space suitable for the larger multi-specialty practices common today,” said Boley. “Owners and developers are constructing new buildings with larger floorplates, and on-campus medical space is being heavily renovated to fit the needs of today’s healthcare providers…”
Boley also explains the impact of the Affordable Care Act, which has shifted the focus of health care systems from a volume-based healthcare delivery model to a value-based model.
“In order to reduce costs and improve accessibility, health systems are moving more operations off campus to less expensive facilities that are closer to the patient. In some cases, health systems are backfilling vacancies in existing retail centers, many of which offer proximity to residential neighborhoods, as well as ample parking, flexible layouts… and high visibility.”
Read the full article in the November edition of Real Estate Forum Magazine.