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Senior Vice President
Anchor Health Properties
Mervyn Alphonso is a Senior Vice President of Anchor Health Properties. Mervyn is involved in the firm's acquisitions and management platforms, in addition to the sourcing of new development and management opportunities. Mervyn has significant experience in the healthcare sector. His depth of experience includes development, acquisitions, financial feasibility, site selection and evaluation, and asset management. He spent six years as a Managing Director with NexCore Group. Prior to that, he was a Director with Alvarez & Marsal. He spent time earlier in his career with Hammes Company. He has previously served on the organizing and leadership committee of the BOMA International Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities conference. He serves on the Board of Directors of Mary’s Center, a nonprofit federally-qualified health center. Mervyn earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Executive Vice President
CBRCBRE Healthcare Capital Markets
Lee Asher is a Executive Vice President of the Investment Properties division and co-leads the CBRE Healthcare Capital Markets Group with his business partner Chris Bodnar. Mr. Asher is responsible for execution of the team’s medical office and healthcare sale-leaseback assignments, strategy and positioning of offerings, coordination of the financial and underwriting processes, and oversight of the due diligence process. Since joining CBRE, Mr. Asher has been an integral part in the sale of more than 40 million square feet of office properties valued at more than $5.0 billion. A 22-year real estate veteran, Mr. Asher has the unique ability to combine his sophisticated financial engineering techniques and review-based intimacy of due diligence materials into the overall marketing process. Mr. Asher has assisted on transactions involving all investment property classes, ranging from $1.0 billion portfolios to $1.0 million single-property assets. Before joining the Healthcare Capital Markets Group, he was a member of the Atlanta Institutional Group – Office Properties and the former Managing Director of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for CBRE’s Financial Consulting Group (FCG), a team that provides financial and analytical consulting to the firm’s brokerage teams and clients. Prior to joining CBRE, Asher was co-founder and COO of iTendant, Inc., a provider of service request and maintenance software to commercial building owners and operators.
Jim Barnes is an Atlanta GA-based Senior Banker with the Specialty Healthcare Lending team of Synovus Bank. Mr. Barnes is responsible for originating and managing direct and syndicated debt financing opportunities with healthcare developers and investors for construction, miniperm and term structures in medical office, specialty hospital and post-acute facility properties. His exclusive healthcare real estate financing experience spans 20+ years in which he has closed 100+ debt transactions totaling $1.5B+.
Senior Vice President-Dallas Director, Healthcare Services
Chris is a Senior Vice President in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International. His expertise includes market analysis, site procurement; portfolio cost reduction evaluation, consulting, and lease/contract negotiation for companies within the healthcare industry. He is a leader and a top producer in this field and has been instrumental in developing and servicing material accounts. Prior to joining the firm in May 2015, Chris was a top producer with CASE Commercial Real Estate Partners in Dallas. He represented and assists local, regional and national healthcare companies with managing their real estate portfolios. Before starting with CASE in 1998, Chris was a top producer of acquisition and disposition division for Southwest Properties Group where he developed and managed a national acquisition program for the firm. Previous to that, he worked with Randy Heady and Company where he was a top producer and director of the local and national tenant representatives division.
Executive Vice President-Leasing
Rendina Healthcare Real Estate
Gant Braley is Executive Vice President of Leasing. He joined Rendina in 2002 and has worked on more than 25 properties for the company spanning 11 states. His responsibilities are focused on identifying healthcare real estate opportunities for Rendina in the central states region and new medical office building leasing for select properties across the country. Gant is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance. He and his family are members of Northpark Presbyterian Church, and he serves as President of his neighborhood association located in the Dallas community of Lake Highlands.
MidCap Financial, LLC
Lawrence (Lory) Brin is a Managing Director in MidCap Financial’s Real Estate Lending group, and leads MidCap’s medical office building and outpatient facility lending platform. He also has responsibility for MidCap’s efforts in the seniors housing and skilled nursing sectors in the eastern United States. MidCap Financial is a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm that provides senior debt solutions to companies across all industries, with a strong expertise in healthcare. Lory joined MidCap at its inception in 2008. He previously was a member of the real estate team of Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Finance. Lory began his career practicing corporate law at the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. with Honors in English from the University of Michigan. Lory is active with BOMA, were he is part of the MOB Planning Committee, and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry, where he was a member of the Future Leaders Council.
Capital One Healthcare
Mr. Buehner works on Medical Office / Medical Property transactions at Capital One Healthcare. During his tenure, he has experience originating, structuring, underwriting and managing Medical Properties loans at GE Capital and now Capital One Healthcare. During this time he has helped originate 90+ healthcare deals totaling $1.75B+ in loan commitments, led the underwriting of 60+ healthcare real estate transactions for $1.5B+ in loans and managed a $500MM portfolio of medical properties loans.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Jeff Calk is a partner at Waller Lansden and manages the Real Estate Practice group consisting of 25 attorneys and seven paralegals. He practices in the areas of commercial real estate and general corporate law. Mr. Calk regularly represents institutional users of real estate in acquiring, selling, developing, and/or leasing real property. He has substantial experience in negotiating conservation easements. His recent experience includes advising healthcare companies in the acquisition and development of unimproved land for future hospital sites. Mr. Calk has represented the world’s largest hospital company in numerous transactions involving the acquisition, development and leasing of real estate. In 2006, in four transactions with a combined value of more than $44.9 million, he assisted the company in the acquisition of unimproved land for the construction of new hospitals or development of new facilities ancillary to hospital operations in Tennessee, Florida and Virginia.
Neil Carolan is the Senior Vice President –Development for Rendina Companies of Jupiter, Florida. Rendina Companies is one of the nation’s leaders in design, development, financing, and leasing and property management of medical Real Estate. Mr. Carolan is a former healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of healthcare operations experience with such organizations as Ascension Health, CHRISTUS Health and the Sisters of mercy Health Care System (now Trinity Health). Prior to joining Rendina Companies, Neil was Vice President and Chief Physician Development and Real Estate Officer for Carondelet Health Network (an Ascension Ministry) in Tucson, AZ where he managed nearly 5 million square feet of land and facilities. Neil is also in his second year as Co-chair of the BOMA Medical Office and Healthcare Facilities Committee and Conference. He is the first healthcare executive to hold an appointed office within BOMA. Neil also recently authored a book along with other subject experts on healthcare real estate entitled: Developing, Leasing and Managing Healthcare Real Estate in an Evolving Healthcare Environment.
Stephen B. Coulston, AIA, is a principal in the Austin, Texas office of the global design firm Perkins+Will. With a passion for working within the innovation economy, Coulston has found his 25-year career has been spent working at the intersection of the higher education, healthcare, research, and government sectors with a focus on strategizing, planning and designing the built form. As an architect, urban designer and campus planner, he has led projects ranging from complex, multi-million dollar building programs to long-range strategic master plans. Among Coulston’s extensive experience in the innovation sector are prior planning projects for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas A&M University Research Valley Biocorridor, the Tradition Medical City & Town Center, and the Medical Center of the Americas Biomedical Research & Technology Park, among others. With a personal mantra of “process matters,” Coulston cross leverages skillsets of institutions, organizations, communities, and businesses in a way that fosters creativity, dialogue and newfound opportunity for success through transformation and a focus on actionable outcomes. Coulston holds a bachelor of architecture from Texas Tech University. He has written and contributed to numerous articles and publications and has been a guest speaker and panelist at conferences and symposia throughout the country.
Senior Vice President, Leasing
Mr. Croy is responsible for leasing HCP’s medical office buildings consisting of 270 MOBS totaling over 17.0 million square feet of rentable space. He and his staff work with third party leasing companies to increase the portfolio’s occupancy. Prior to joining HCP, Mr. Croy was Vice President of MedCap Properties, a privately held real estate company. MedCap owned 6.5 million square feet, which Mr. Croy was in charge of the asset management. Mr. Croy also spent 10 years with CB Richard Ellis overseeing asset management services in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Croy is a CPM and a member of IREM, Nashville, Tennessee. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and a MBA from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Croy is a CPM and a member of IREM, Nashville, Tennessee. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and a MBA from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Principal and Regional Vice President, Mid- Atlantic Region
Kent’s healthcare work has varied from small, focused interventions within existing facilities to large-scale, free-standing buildings. He is guided by an understanding that each project, regardless of its size or scope, is an opportunity to realize improved processes, efficiencies and outcomes. Kent develops long-term client relationships while also earning national awards for design excellence. Beyond design quality, he is also a champion for alternate, collaborative delivery methods on complex projects, such as: Design-Build, Design-Assist and Integrated Project Delivery. His pursuit of these areas of expertise led to Kent completing Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) program.
Chair, Healthcare Industry Group
Andy Dow is a shareholder in the Dallas office of Winstead PC and heads the firm’s Health Care Real Estate Practice. He has advised multiple hospital systems on various real estate strategies with objectives ranging from monetization to physician alignment. In addition to his hospital system representation, he also represents developers, investors, physician groups and lenders in a wide variety of health care real estate transactions. Mr. Dow has been named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine and has further been recognized by his clients and peers as one of the top commercial real estate attorneys in the nation as evidenced by his selection to Chambers and Partners USA Guide, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law. Mr. Dow is very active in his community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Council, The First Tee of Dallas and the Texas Junior Golf Tour. Mr. Dow and his wife, Lynn, have three children and reside in Frisco, Texas.
Urgent Care Partners
LaRae Eggleston has 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry. The focus of her career has been in ambulatory development, physician contracting and recruiting and hospital administration. LaRae started her career developing and managing outpatient imaging centers for Envision Radiology. She spent eight years as a Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Centura Health where she developed multiple joint ventures with physician groups, and acquired multiple MD practices to include surgery, imaging and GI centers. LaRae oversaw multiple employed physician practices and successfully recruited or integrated over 900 physicians while at Centura Health. LaRae led the development of a Centura system-wide Urgent Care and On-Demand care strategy for the front range of Colorado. Additionally, she successfully developed a clinically integrated network of over 900 providers in three counties in Southern Colorado, oversaw a Medicare Shared Savings ACO and Medicaid Regional Care organization. Both plans produced shared saving distributions and lowered the overall cost of care at the end of year one. LaRae received her MBA from Regis University in 2007 and is Fellow in the American College of Healthcare executives.
Executive Vice President - Acquisitions
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
Mark D. Engstrom has served as Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and has served as a Corporate Officer with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. since 2009. Mr. Engstrom has over 29 years of experience in both healthcare operations and real estate including organizational leadership, acquisitions, asset management, project management, and leasing. Prior to joining HTA, Mr. Engstrom was the Chief Executive Officer of Insite Medical Properties, a real estate services and investment Company and spent 5 years with Hammes Company advising health systems across the U.S. Mr. Engstrom started his career as a hospital administrator at Good Samaritan Hospitals after receiving his Master’s Degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.
Siemens Financial Services
Teresa Eoff, recently rejoined Siemens Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens, AG, and is responsible for the origination of Healthcare Real Estate Loans throughout the US. Additionally, she is responsible for other healthcare product origination via the management of client relationships throughout the Central and Southwestern US. Prior to rejoining SFS, Teresa was a Senior Vice President of a Texas regional bank and was responsible for it’s Corporate Banking Team along with originating real estate transactions. Throughout her 20 year career at regional and mega-banks, Teresa has provided financing for national developers, investors, and REITS.
Executive Vice President
Realty Trust Group, LLC
Scott has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and investment banking industries. His experience includes the sale of medical office building portfolios, structured healthcare real estate financing, developer selections, facilities management outsourcing and numerous other transaction and advisory assignments on behalf of clients. In his career, Scott has completed transaction and advisory assignments involving health care real estate valued at over $2.5 billion. In 2008, Scott completed the largest medical office building portfolio sale in the country for Carolinas HealthCare System, a 15 building portfolio which sold for over $162M. Scott was a Partner at Ernst & Young, where he led E&Y’s Health Care Real Estate Advisory practice for the southern United States. He was more recently a Managing Director in the Real Estate practice at Cain Brothers, a healthcare investment banking firm. His clients have included Carolinas HealthCare System, BayCare Health System, Baylor Health Care System, Memorial Hermann Health System, Northside Hospital, Orlando Health, RegionalCare Hospital Partners, St. Joseph’s Health System, HCA, Inc., Bayfront Health System, University of Kansas Hospital, Piedmont Health System, University Health System, Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedWest Health, Cleveland County HealthCare System, King’s Daughters Medical Center, Infirmary Health System and many other hospitals, health systems, developers, investors and physicians. Scott holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, both from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a licensed real estate broker in 12 states, and currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the BOMA Medical Office Conference, the healthcare real estate industry’s largest annual event.
Darryl E. Freling
Darryl E. Freling is a co-founder and Managing Principal of MedProperties Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Through its discretionary real estate private equity fund, MedProperties’ investment strategy is dedicated to equity investment in the development of, or value-added acquisition in, healthcare real estate throughout the United States. Mr. Freling has 27 years of experience in the areas of both corporate and real estate investment (private and public), real estate development and management, complex business structures, and finance. From 1997 until 2001, Mr. Freling worked as Senior Director of Acquisitions for Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, a NYSE listed office real estate investment trust. Prior to Mack-Cali, Mr. Freling joined Patriot American Hospitality, Inc. and Patriot American Office Group in February 1996, where he was involved in the real estate acquisition and merger activities of both companies, including the merger of Patriot American Office Group into Mack-Cali in 1997. Mr. Freling holds a JD and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas School of Law, and the University of Texas Graduate School of Business, respectively.
Managing Director- Development
Nathan has over 17 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, with the last 12 years focused exclusively on healthcare. Nathan has been responsible for the development and financing of acute-care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical office buildings. To date he has completed projects in excess of $300 million. Nathan was recently employed by Carter Validus, a commercial real estate investment trust, where he was Vice President of Healthcare Acquisitions. While at Carter Validus, he sourced and closed transactions in excess of $100 million. Previously, Nathan was Senior Vice President at KDC where he headed up a nationally focused healthcare development platform. His responsibilities included underwriting, financing, marketing, and construction management oversight. Project Experience — Baylor Healthcare System, Baylor HealthTexas Primary Care Network (South Grand Prairie, Wylie, Keller, and Southlake, TX); Texas Health Resources, Integrated Health Clinic (Richardson, TX); Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Freestanding Emergency Hospital, (Rockwall, TX). Nathan earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is currently a member of The Real Estate Council (TREC) and on the Foundation Board.
Director of Real Estate
HCA North Texas and Midwest Divisions
Jim Gray has benefited from 25 successful years of experience in the Real Estate Industry. His career experience includes brokerage, leasing, development, property management and facilities management. Before joining HCA, Jim was Executive Vice President with the Dallas Market Center, a Trammel Crow Company, and Regional Facilities Director for Lucent Technologies. In 2002, he joined Lincoln Harris CSG, as Area Manager. His 8 years with Lincoln Harris began his career in the real estate healthcare industry, which provided Corporate Real Estate services for Healthcare Companies such as HCA and HCP. Jim joined HCA in 2010. In his current role as Director of Real Estate, his responsibilities include all aspects of transaction and asset management. Jim received his BBA from North Texas University in Management and Marketing.
CEO & Founder
Chad Henderson has been a successful serial entrepreneur for over 14 years allowing him to interact with a variety of leading hospitals, health systems and medical groups nationwide. Chad is the Founder of Catalyst CRE—A THG Investments company and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since its formation. Throughout his career, he has developed numerous partnerships between hospital executives healthcare providers and physicians to design optimal clinical environments that promote speed to market and improved patient access. Chad’s experience includes development of medical office, specialty facilities, surgery centers, wellness centers, and urgent care facilities. Henderson has focused on assisting healthcare deliveries with integrated real estate strategies, service line planning and physician alignment implementation.
Jason R. Hinkel
Director, Property Management
Jason oversees the asset and property management for Caddis’ owned and third-party management portfolio, consisting of over 2.5 Million square feet across the U.S. He has a thorough understanding of how healthcare facilities are developed and operated, and brings a long term approach to each new project. He is deeply interested in how healthcare will be delivered over time, and has a knack for aligning the interests of multiple parties. Prior to joining Caddis Partners, Jason served as Executive Vice President with Brackett Flagship Properties, where he sourced development and acquisition opportunities to fuel their portfolio growth. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Vice President with Duke Realty from 2007 – 2011, overseeing development and operation of their Southeastern healthcare portfolio which more than doubled in size under his watch. Jason began his career at Cogdell Spencer Advisors where he spent 17 years and was responsible for the oversight of new project development and property management in the Carolinas and other areas where CSA developed new facilities. He is experienced in site analysis/design oversight; building programming, sizing, layout and design management; project capital budgeting and pro-forma analysis; construction and contractor management; financial oversight through the development phase; negotiation of leases, financing and other key legal documents; and oversight of operations to include asset management, marketing and leasing activities. Jason works hard to ensure a positive outcome, and looks to the repeat business he won with many of his clients as one of his greatest accomplishments. He hold a MBA from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director, Healthcare Practice Group
Cushman & Wakefield
Travis Ives is a Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare Practice Group providing real estate transaction and advisory services for a variety of clients across the entire spectrum of healthcare facilities including medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers and acute care facilities. Travis began his career in commercial real estate in 2005 with Transwestern in Phoenix. Working on behalf of medical office investors/developers and local health care providers, he developed his expertise in the leasing and sales of medical office buildings as well as other healthcare facilities. While with Transwestern, Travis represented Abrazo Healthcare (previously owned by Vanguard Health Systems, now Tenet HealthCare) on various high-profile transactions that helped to reduce occupancy costs and expand market share in the highly-competitive Phoenix marketplace. With an extensive resume of healthcare real estate experience, Travis returned to his home State of California in 2010 to join Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office and help establish a West Coast presence for the company’s Healthcare Practice Group. Travis quickly earned exclusive engagements with both Rady Children’s Hospital and Palomar Health, two major health systems in the San Diego market. Since joining Cushman & Wakefield, Travis has consistently been one of the company’s top producing brokers on the West Coast focused exclusively on healthcare real estate.
Vice President- Outpatient Medical Group
Kevin Kirn serves as Vice President of the Outpatient Medical Group of Health Care REIT. He assists in the development and execution of the Outpatient Medical Group’s investment strategy. He is also responsible for sourcing and managing strategic relationships with leading health care providers, physician groups, academic medical centers, developers and brokers throughout the investment process. Mr. Kirn has spent 30 years as a commercial real estate executive with responsibilities including development, construction project management, operations, leasing and financing. He has advised numerous Fortune 500 firms on their real estate programs and was a founding member of CBRE’s Health Care Advisory Group. Mr. Kirn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Senior Vice President
MB Real Estate - Healthcare Group
Mike recently joined MBRE Healthcare Group to help lead the company’s new business development and strategic client management activities. In this capacity, he will work with hospital and health system executives nationwide in reconciling growth and care delivery strategies with real estate considerations and capital constraints. Mike has substantial experience in both healthcare and fi nance, and will utilize his extensive network and resources to help further the team’s goals and operations. Mike brings more than 27 years of experience to his new role with MBRE Healthcare. He most recently served as an executive vice president of Business Development for Lillibridge Healthcare Services, a subsidiary of Ventas, Inc. He was also a founding member and managing director of General Electric’s Healthcare Financial Services Strategic Relationship Group in Chicago, and previously spent 10 years at Bank of America (and its predecessor fi rms) in the areas of transaction origination, corporate fi nance, debt capital markets, and interest rate risk management. Mike began his healthcare career as a marketing representative for Baxter Healthcare and was a licensed Emergency Medical Technician for more than 10 years in Texas, North Carolina and Illinois. Mike is a member of the HFMA’s First Illinois Chapter and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a frequent speaker to healthcare industry and real estate groups on the topics of innovation, disruptive change and capital formation. He also currently serves on several local charitable organizations including as Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee at Bishop Anderson House and the Board Member of Lake Forest High School Hockey Association.
Vice President Investments
Marcus & Millichap
Gino Lollio is a vice president investments of Marcus & Millichap and has become one of the leading healthcare real estate investment specialists in the country, co-leading a team alongside his business partner Scott Niedergang. Based in the company’s Chicago Downtown office, Lollio specializes in medical office property investments and serves as a senior director of Marcus & Millichap’s Healthcare Real Estate Group (HREG). Over the course of their careers, the pair have closed transactions valued at over $450 million over $584 million. Just earlier this year, their team completed a $131 Million Chicago Medical Office Building portfolio anchored by the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, as well as a $117 Million portfolio consisting of twenty 21st Century Oncology radiation clinics located in five states. Lollio has been honored with several of the firm’s national awards. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Kathleen Margolis recently left her role as a Firmwide Leader of Gensler’s Health & Wellness Practice and is forming a health industry real estate services alliance called Condottiere. Kathleen has worked in the healthcare industry over the past 30 years on assignments from management of a community hospital system, to development of new facilities including MOB’s, hospitals and clinics. Based in Houston, her work with clients in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Asia and across the U.S. provides a global view for repositioning physician offices, real estate investments for new lines of health services, and plans for reuse of obsolete facilities to accommodate the new model of care delivery. Kathleen holds a business degree from DePaul University in Chicago, is an active member of ASHE and former president and current member of CREW Houston (Women in Commercial Real Estate).
Vice President – Business Development
Paul McCleary is Vice President – Business Development for Medistar Corporation a full-service real estate development company based in Houston, TX. Healthcare has been Medistar’s primary focus for over four decades: from the innovation and development of physician-partnered integrated medical plazas in the 1980s to a full spectrum of advanced, adaptable facilities to meet the need of providers and patients across the continuum of care of today. A partial sample of current projects includes Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX, Medical Plaza 1 at The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in El Paso, PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Tulsa and the 21-story, 353-key InterContinental Medical Center in Houston, TX. Paul’s career in commercial development, design and construction spans 29 years, with a primary focus in healthcare since 2002. He works closely with Founder and CEO, Monzer Hourani, P.E., to create new business opportunities and expand Medistar’s strategic relationships nationwide. Paul is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, earned an MBA at The University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) and is a longstanding member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC
Jay Miele is a Managing Director in the New York office of Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC, assisting in the firm’s real estate investment banking activities including single asset and portfolio dispositions, sale/leasebacks, mergers and acquisitions, and institutional capital raises. Mr. Miele’s experience spans the full spectrum of healthcare real estate with particular emphasis on medical office buildings, outpatient facilities, hospitals, and seniors housing and long-term care facilities. Before joining Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC, Mr. Miele was a senior vice president of the healthcare real estate investment banking group at Shattuck Hammond Partners where he advised numerous for-profit and not-for-profit health systems and public and private real estate owners and developers on their healthcare real estate portfolios and development projects. Prior to Shattuck Hammond, Mr. Miele was a vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle in the New York Capital Markets Group where he was involved in the disposition of more than $2.5 billion in commercial real estate transactions across multiple asset types. Mr. Miele began his real estate career at a Washington, D.C. based boutique provider of real estate investment and management services specializing in the placement and management of endowment, trust and pension fund capital. Mr. Miele received an M.B.A. from American University and B.A. from The University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President
Will is a Senior Vice President and is primarily involved in the investment activities of Hammes Partners. Prior to joining Hammes Partners, Will was a Vice President in the Medical Facilities Group at Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN). While at Health Care REIT, he transacted with hospitals, large physician practices and developers. Prior to this position, Will led the medical facilities group for General Electric’s healthcare real estate platform. Will offers over 25 years of healthcare real estate experience. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Jim joined PMB in 2001 and specializes in managing the development of healthcare projects and acts as principal liaison between the company, hospitals and physician tenants. Jim has developed over three million square feet of medical space throughout the United States, including projects as large as 235,000 square feet. Prior to joining PMB, Jim managed the western United States region for Mediplex Medical Building Corporation. Jim was Vice President of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes from 1987 to 1989, where he managed the Healthcare Services Group and was responsible for the planning and development of medical projects nationwide.
Director of Corporate Real Estate
Ochsner Health System
Jason joined Ochsner Health System in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Corporate Real Estate, where he is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the system’s portfolio of medical, office, land and multi-family assets. Prior to joining Ochsner, Jason served in progressive management roles with public and private real estate firms across the Southeast. He holds a BA in from Millsaps College and lives with his family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Senior Vice President, Construction/ Facilities Design and Real Estate Management
Sid Sanders is the Senior Vice President for Construction/Facilities Design and Real Estate Management at Houston Methodist. He is responsible for a $3.5 Billion capital construction program, oversees a multi-hundred million dollar real estate portfolio and a two million SF medical office building portfolio. Houston Methodist has been named by ENR Texas-Louisiana as the 2015 Owner of the Year. In 2016 Houston Methodist was recognized as an Honor Role Hospital by US News and World report: the only hospital so recognized in Texas. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Houston Methodist has been recognized as the best hospital in Texas. Prior to joining Methodist, Mr. Sanders served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction for The University of Texas System where he was responsible for a $5.0 billion capital construction program for UT System. Mr. Sanders received a professional degree in Architecture from University of Texas at Austin in 1978, graduating w/ Honors and an MBA in Finance from University of Texas at Austin in 1990, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Sanders is the co-author of the book “Program Management 2.0” recently published by Construction Management Association of America, concerning concepts and strategies for managing building programs. From 2005 to 2013 Mr. Sanders assisted with the planning, design and construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
EVP Strategy & Business Development
Vic Schmerbeck is Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development with Emerus. Mr. Schmerbeck focuses his efforts on health system partnerships, market penetration and clinical service lines in existing health system partnered markets, and overall growth and development of Emerus' business in partnership with health systems. Vic's background involves over twenty years of investment and merchant banking experience, particularly in the healthcare services and health system markets. He also has a long background advising and financing growth-oriented healthcare companies. Mr. Schmerbeck earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from Southern Methodist University. He has served on several private company boards of directors and is involved with numerous charitable endeavors involving healthcare and at-risk children.
Percival Health Advisors
Sam Sears is a Founder and Principal of Percival Health Advisors, a forward-looking, innovation-focused health advisory company based in Chicago, where he leads strategic consulting projects for hospitals and health systems. He has over 20 years of experience in leading strategic, financial, and facility planning engagements with a specific expertise and interest in ambulatory network planning and both regional and site specific ambulatory deployment strategies. His primary responsibilities include leading the development of strategic and financial business plans and feasibility studies, ambulatory network plans, and master facility plans that evaluate service distribution across the entire continuum. He has conducted regional and local webinars and authored a whitepaper and other articles related to ambulatory topics (including freestanding EDs) while providing value-added work relationships with some of the most prominent healthcare organizations in the country. Recently his project work has increasingly focused on ambulatory and continuum of care strategies, ambulatory service and asset optimization, and portfolio analyses driven by considerations of population health management, increased alignment and affiliations, patient experience and consumerism, and disruptive technologies and service models. Prior to starting up Percival Health Advisors with a team of experienced healthcare consultants, he spent 5 years at Brigham & Women’s Hospital as director of Clinical Research in Cardiac Surgery and 15 years as a consultant, first at Noblis and more recently as Vice President at Hammes Company.
Senior Investment Officer
Mr. Seitz joined Ventas, Inc., when Ventas acquired Nationwide Health Properties (NHP) in 2011. He is responsible for the acquisition of medical office buildings and establishing strategic joint venture relationships with developers and owners. Prior to joining NHP, Mr. Seitz served as a Senior Acquisitions Associate with InSite Medical Properties, a division of The Broe Group, handling the acquisition, equity and debt financing of their medical office building portfolio. Before joining InSite, Mr. Seitz was with Hammes Company, a national healthcare development company focusing on development, facilities planning, asset management and asset advisory services. Mr. Seitz received a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Development and Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from University of Colorado-Denver.
Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships
Brackett Flagship Properties, LLC
Mr. Soderlund is Executive Vice President of Strategic Relationships for Brackett Flagship Properties and focuses his efforts on leading and overseeing the development and growth of strategic, profitable new business as well as developing and enhancing key client relationships. Gordon brings over 15 years of medical real estate industry experience and has extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry's trends and challenges. Previously, he served in a variety of capacities that include finance, investment, asset management, business development and client relations. Gordon has been a speaker and moderator at various industry conferences including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Institute of Architects, Becker’s Hospital CEO Roundtable and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He also served four years as co-chair of the prestigious BOMA International Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities conference during which it exhibited exponential growth.
Vice President of Real Estate Operations
Texas Health Resources
Jon Sullivan is Vice President of Real Estate Operations for Texas Health Resources, one of the largest nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The system has 25 acute care, transitional, rehabilitation, and short stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint ventured, or affiliated with Texas Health Resources located in North Central Texas. Jon is an industry veteran with 21 years of experience in medical real estate. His responsibilities include real estate acquisitions and dispositions, new medical office developments and the management of approximately 4.0 million square feet of system-owned or controlled medical and professional office space. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University.
President & CEO
HealthAmerica Realty Group
Thomas "Tommy" W. Tift is President, CEO and Founder of HealthAmerica Realty Group, L.L.C., a 15-year-old, Atlanta-based real estate company that specializes in Medical Office Buildings only. HealthAmerica currently has management and leasing assignments for over 1,800,000 square feet of medical office space across the Sunbelt with offices in Atlanta, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Southern California (Aliso Viejo). HealthAmerica’s clients include the healthcare REITs, hospitals/health systems, physicians, institutional and individual investors who own medical office buildings. Tommy has over 25 years experience in the medical office building/healthcare real estate industry encompassing development, investment brokerage sales, leasing, financing and repositioning/workouts of medical office buildings and healthcare facilities throughout the United States.
Healthcare Real Estate Manager
Sam Totos has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, the past ten years as Manager of Healthcare Real Estate for Walgreens. He manages the Walgreens regional healthcare portfolio from transaction to opening along with ongoing asset development. Sam’s primary focus is executing Walgreens healthcare growth strategy with the goal of improved accessibility.
Managing Director - Director of Real Estate Services
Mr. Trabold has experience in the valuation of commercial, industrial and investment grade properties to estimate Market Value and Fair Market Value for ad valorem purposes, allocation of purchase price, financing, Stark compliance and investment decisions. Industries served include medical, banking, hospitality, manufacturing and financial services. Mr. Trabold has extensive experience in the valuation of complex healthcare properties including hospitals, medical office buildings, surgery centers, imaging centers and long-term acute care hospitals. Clients include Glacier Hospital, Capella Healthcare, Wise County Regional Health System, Texoma Medical Center, Reliant Hospital Partners, HCA, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, Henry Ford Health System, Cirrus Health, Saint Joseph Healthcare, University General Hospital, MultiCare Health System, Baylor Health Care System, HMA, LifeCare Hospitals, USPI, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, CHS, Kutak Rock, LLP, HealthSouth, Emerus, BayCare Health System, Shore Medical Center, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, 21st Century Oncology, Citrus County Hospital, Jones Day and Hunton & Williams, LLP. Mr. Trabold has served clients in 40 of the United States and Puerto Rico.
Capital Markets Group of JLL
Daniel Turley serves as a Vice President for Healthcare in the Capital Markets Group of JLL. Daniel has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience that includes investment sales, equity raising, underwriting, loan sales, asset valuation, portfolio and relationship management and business development. He has underwritten and deal managed over $5 billion of real estate debt, valued over $12 billion of real estate debt and sold over $2 billion of real estate of which $1.5 billion has been healthcare related. While currently focusing solely on healthcare real estate, his background includes expertise in multifamily properties, office and retail assets, industrial parks, self-storage facilities and hotels. He has relationships with a multitude of capital funding sources including healthcare REITs, private equity, pension fund advisors, securitization groups, commercial banks and finance companies. Prior to joining JLL, Daniel worked at Bank of America, CB Richard Ellis, Countrywide Commercial Real Estate, Eurohypo AG and Merrill Lynch.
Senior Vice President, Leasing and Management
Julie Wilson leads the leasing and management teams for Healthcare Realty’s 29-state, 11.8 million square foot portfolio of medical office properties. She joined Healthcare Realty in 2001 as part of the firm’s development group. Ms. Wilson began her commercial real estate career in 1993 as a leasing agent for Harbor Group Commercial in Norfolk, Virginia. She has also worked in healthcare investment banking for Jefferies & Company and J.C. Bradford & Co.
Healthcare Real Estate Insights
Murray W. Wolf is Managing Principal of Wolf Marketing & Media, and Publisher and Founding Editor of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™. Mr. Wolf is an experienced marketing executive and an award-winning journalist with more than a quarter-century of marketing, communications and publishing experience, almost exclusively in the commercial real estate industry. Founded by Mr. Wolf in 2001, Wolf Marketing & Media has emerged as a leading provider of specialized information and marketing services for previously underserved niches of the commercial real estate industry, including healthcare and bioscience. The firm publishes Healthcare Real Estate Insights™, HREI™ Executive Briefing™, the HREI™ Resource Guide™ the Bioscience Real Estate Insights™. The firm also has a marketing communications agency division that provides public relations, advertising, direct marketing and other services to developers, lenders, investors and other commercial real estate-related clients, as well as healthcare providers.
Principal, Studio Leader
Leading SmithGroupJJR’s Dallas Healthcare Studio, David has over 17 years of experience in the architectural field. He specializes in healthcare architecture and has extensive experience leading the planning and design of general long-term acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatric hospitals, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and medical office buildings. He continues to work across the country offering thought-leadership in data-driven design solutions.
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