The Latest Trends in Healthcare Real Estate


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Dopp-Grech: “Contractors are reporting that Title 24 modifications are in some cases adding $8 to $10 per square foot to traditional office build outs and $20 to $30 per square foot to medical build outs.”

IRVINE, CA—Shifting tenant improvements, behavioral health and environmental-conservation trends are just a few areas where the healthcare real estate realm is changing, NAI Capital’s SVP and director of healthcare services Sonya Dopp-Grech tells GlobeSt.com. We spoke exclusively with Dopp-Grech after she attended a recent healthcare real estate conference in Orange County to find out the latest trends in the field.

The average square footage per physician is decreasing as physicians continue to give up their private offices in favor of a more collaborative environment, says Dopp-Grech. “Shared work areas are becoming the norm for administrative and charting functions. At the same time, more space is being dedicated to patient serving areas such as larger, more inviting exam rooms; larger, more inviting waiting rooms; and other patient areas are being designed to make each patient’s visit more pleasant and lounge-like. Comfortable chairs, upgraded lighting and décor, free patient Wi-Fi and other perks are all designed to attract and retain patients as well as improve the overall patient experience. Patient satisfaction is becoming increasingly important as competition for patients, particularly more-profitable PPO patients, intensifies.”…

The Latest Trends in Healthcare Real Estate

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