Current trends in physician real estate ownership

A Q&A with Realty Trust Group

Topics: Strategy, Physician Issues, Hospital-Physician Alignment, Facilities, Planning

Chris Sawyer, Physician Practice Roundtable

Changes in the health care environment have encouraged many independent physicians to reevaluate their real estate ownership strategies. Although they have historically preferred to own their facilities, many physicians now need to redirect capital to support physician recruitment efforts, foster professional development, implement electronic medical records, and keep pace with ever-changing medical equipment and technology needs.

Faced with these varied pressures, new health care regulations, and a continually depressed national economy, many practices are looking to recapture value from their properties.

To help better understand how these trends impact real estate decisions, we spoke with Greg Gheen and his team of real estate professionals at Realty Trust Group (RTG) about the benefits and challenges of physician real estate ownership.

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