Last week, HSA PrimeCare director of marketing and senior associate of leasing/development, Olivia Wirth participated in Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s 2019 Women Build event in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. The annual five-day event brings together over 400 women with the goal of raising $275,000 and advancing the construction of Habitat Chicago’s affordable homes. Olivia joined a team of twelve builders assembled by CREW Chicago, the Chicago chapter of CREW Network, a global organization for women in commercial real estate, and together the team members contributed to the successful completion of both of these goals.
In the months preceding the scheduled build day, the team earned the title of top fundraiser by collectively raising $23,391 including a $6,000 donation from CREW Chicago’s board of directors. With the generosity and support of friends, family, and colleagues at HSA, Olivia was able to contribute $1,370 to the total donation.
Upon arriving on site on build day, the team was tasked with cutting and installing vinyl siding on one of the houses. When weather conditions presented challenges, the team moved indoors where they cut and laid tile flooring in the front entryway and vinyl plank flooring in the bedrooms. Olivia and the CREW Chicago team had the pleasure of working alongside three of the women who will be purchasing the new homes once they are complete.
Olivia would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped contribute to the strength and stability that homeownership will bring to these women-led families.
For more information on Women Build, please visit Habitat for Humanity’s website.
11th Annual Interface Healthcare Real Estate Conference
September 17, 2019
The Westin Galleria, Dallas
John Wilson, President
HSA PrimeCare President John Wilson will be a featured panelist at next week’s 11th Annual Interface Healthcare Real Estate Conference in Dallas. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday September 17th at the Westin Galleria hotel following an afternoon of roundtable discussions and a networking cocktail reception on Monday. Interface Conference Group, a Division of France Media organized the conference, which will include a wide array of esteemed healthcare industry panelists and networking opportunities throughout the day. Interface expects approximately 300 attendees consisting of hospitals and healthcare systems, owners/investors/developers, lenders and financial intermediaries, leasing, management and operations specialists, and others allied to the industry.
With a total of nine panels throughout the day, the conference will focus on investment, development, financing and how ongoing changes in healthcare, such as the growth of a more consumer-facing delivery model, are impacting healthcare and medical office real estate usage and strategies. Wilson will join five others on a panel to discuss trends and market forces that are driving development activity in 2019 as well as a 2020 outlook.
No one is better qualified to discuss the comprehensive healthcare real estate development process than John Wilson, whose healthcare real estate expertise has served clients since 1996 when he created HSA PrimeCare, HSA Commercial Real Estate’s healthcare real estate advisory initiative. HSA PrimeCare partners with the nation’s leading healthcare institutions to create development, project management, leasing, monetization, and property management real estate solutions that address the needs of today’s patients while satisfying the financial goals of the health care provider. A leading developer and manager of medical office buildings in the Midwest, HSA PrimeCare is responsible for a portfolio of health care properties in excess of one million square feet in eight states.
For more information or to register for the event, visit the Interface event page.
In an article published this week by RE Journals, HSA PrimeCare EVP Robert Titzer discusses the recent increase of urgent care facilities and the consolidation of healthcare real estate.
Robert Titzer, EVP
Healthcare providers are focused on continuing to provide quality care while cutting economic inefficiencies, which has driven a dramatic rise in urgent care facilities. According to a recent Cushman & Wakefield report, urgent care centers have increased by 44% in the past five years.
“There are huge cost pressures on hospital systems these days and by using urgent care centers they can take some of the patient traffic that they would ordinarily see in their emergency rooms, which is a very high-cost place to treat people,” said Titzer. “They can either divert it from the emergency room or they can pick them up before they even consider coming to an emergency room.”
Along with locations in stand-alone retail buildings, urgent care centers are being integrated into larger medical office buildings where patients can be easily referred to specialists within the building and laboratory and imaging services can be shared.
“As part of consolidating facilities, hospital systems are adding those urgent care centers in with their bigger facilities that are out in the community so that they can keep more services in one spot, consolidate their operations and make them more efficient,” Titzer said.
One example of this, is the medical office building HSA PrimeCare is developing on campus at Silver Cross Hospital. The 40,000-square-foot facility will house the hospital’s urgent care, primary care, and occupational health clinics among other medical tenants, and it is expected to relieve the campus’ emergency room by diverting lower-risk patients to urgent care. The building is scheduled for completion in December of 2019, and there is medical space available for lease.
To read the full article, visit RE Journals.