HSA PrimeCare Again Recognized as a Healthcare Influencer by Real Estate Forum Magazine

In the November/December 2019 edition of Real Estate Forum Magazine (RE Forum), the publication recognized HSA PrimeCare in its national list of influencers in Health Care Real Estate. The article acknowledged the firm for growing into one of the largest developers and managers of healthcare facilities in the Midwest with a 2-million-square-foot portfolio throughout eight states. It also highlighted HSA PrimeCare’s recent development, the 40,000-square-foot medical office building on-campus at Silver Cross Hospital, which is scheduled for completion first quarter 2020. The facility will be located on Silver Cross Boulevard just west of the hospital, and it will house the hospital’s urgent care, primary care, and occupational health clinics.

In addition to the team’s Healthcare Influencer recognition, HSA PrimeCare SVP Jon Boley was featured in another article in the publication, entitled Healthcare Real Estate Developers Get Creative. In the feature, Boley addressed the growing investor interest in healthcare properties driven by a rapidly aging population with increased healthcare utilization as well as the overall stability of the sector.

Jon E. Boley, SVP of Acquisitions & Development

“Healthcare has withstood recessions better than other asset classes,” says Boley. “In the 2008 recession, we found that our portfolio continued to perform. Even in a downturn, healthcare services are required and needed, and doctors will continue to see patients. It is an asset class that has withstood recessions. As a result, this late in the cycle, we see an increase in capital in the space.”

Boley also discussed how HSA PrimeCare has shifted its development strategy to accommodate changing patient and healthcare provider needs. The new Silver Cross Urgent Care Center that the firm is currently developing is a prime example of a project that lessens patient wait times while lowering provider costs by redirecting patients to an outpatient setting.

“The big opportunity now is health system, physician-driven build-to-suit properties,” says Boley. “The Silver Cross property is in an outpatient area of the hospital campus. While there is an emergency room on the campus, there was also a need for a place to appropriately direct patients coming into the emergency rooms but have lower acuity problems, like a fever.”

Congratulations to Jon and the HSA PrimeCare team on this recognition! Click here for the full digital edition of Real Estate Forum Magazine.

John Wilson, President of HSA PrimeCare Joins Bisnow’s National Healthcare Series: Midwest Summit

Event Details:
Bisnow National Healthcare Series: Midwest Summit!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Radisson Blu Aqua
Event Website

HSA PrimeCare President John Wilson will be a featured panelist at Bisnow’s upcoming conference, National Healthcare Series: Midwest Summit. The event is scheduled for September 24th at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and will include an array of esteemed healthcare industry speakers and networking opportunities throughout the day. Bisnow expects approximately 300 attendees consisting of hospital and healthcare professionals, design/build service providers, and real estate developers and investors. Other featured panelists include Karen Teitelbaum, president & CEO of Sinai Health System; A.J. Wilhelmi, president & CEO of Illinois Health and Hospital Association; Dr. Brian Stein, associate chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center; Michael Becker, senior director of real estate services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; and Dr. Robert Winn, associate vice chancellor for community-based practice at University of Illinois Cancer Center among many others.

According to Bisnow, the event will start with networking and breakfast at 8:30 am and end with “schmoozing” until 4:00 pm. The morning will consist of a speed networking session and three panels covering topics of policy, public-private partnerships, investment and acquisitions, and wellness. After lunch, attendees will enjoy two panel discussions on the future of healthcare facility design and construction, and Chicago’s biomedical innovation district.

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 Bisnow event page.

HSA PrimeCare Breaks Ground on 40,000 SF Medical Office Building on Silver Cross Hospital Campus in New Lenox, Ill.


HSA PrimeCare broke ground on a 40,000-square-foot medical office pavilion on Silver Cross Hospital’s campus in New Lenox, Ill., immediately west of the I-355/I-80 interchange. Scheduled for completion in December 2019, the state-of-the-art facility will house the hospital’s urgent care, occupational health and primary care clinics, among other medical tenants, and will be situated on the west side of campus on Silver Cross Boulevard, just south of the new Silver Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital.

“Silver Cross is very excited to offer urgent-care services on the hospital campus as a faster, easier alternative to the emergency room for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses,” said Molly Brusca, administrative director of physician relations at Silver Cross Hospital.

Silver Cross Urgent Care will offer patients prompt care and treat myriad conditions — from the common cold and flu to infections, minor burns and allergic reactions. Patients will be treated by a licensed clinical practitioner and will enjoy convenient hours and easy access to other on-campus medical services. Housed in the same building, Silver Cross’ occupational health and primary care clinics will provide additional healthcare services.

“We are pleased to once again assist Silver Cross Hospital with the continued expansion of its hospital campus,” said John Wilson, president of HSA PrimeCare. “With the existing buildings approaching full capacity, it’s the ideal time to develop yet another cutting-edge facility that will give additional healthcare providers the opportunity to establish a presence on campus.”

HSA PrimeCare has a longstanding partnership with Silver Cross Hospital dating back to 2008, when the hospital first chose the firm to develop and manage the two-story, 53,000-square-foot medical office building primarily occupied by Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago physician offices, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, and Hinsdale Orthopedics. The hospital again selected HSA PrimeCare to develop the state-of-the-art University of Chicago Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital operated by Silver Cross Hospital and University of Chicago Medicine in 2011 and to expand the facility to 21,000 square feet in 2014. That year, the firm also developed Silver Cross’ 30,000-square-foot business center to house offices, hospital support departments, EMS training and IT for the hospital.

Strategically located at the confluence of I-355 and I-80 in growing New Lenox, Silver Cross Hospital is the premier location for healthcare delivery to Chicago’s southwest suburbs. Eppstein Uhen Architects is the architect for the new project, while PREMIER Design + Build is serving as general contractor.

For more information on joining these healthcare providers in the new on-campus medical pavilion, please contact HSA PrimeCare’s leasing team, Robert Titzer and Olivia Wirth.