Forge Realty Partners Launches Company with Acquisition of 113,000 Square Foot Medical Project

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Victory Healthcare’s newest surgical hospital anchors the McKinney, TX facility

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Forge Realty Partners, a new real estate firm headquartered in Dallas, launched its operation with the purchase of The Hospital at Craig Ranch. The 113,000 square foot facility is anchored by Victory Medical Center Craig Ranch and is located in the master planned community in McKinney, TX.

The state-of-the-art 57,000 square foot surgical hospital includes a four bed Intensive Care Unit, twenty private suites, seven operating rooms and three special procedure rooms. Located at 6045 Alma Road in McKinney, Texas, the project also includes 56,000 square feet of medical office space.

Forge Realty is a full service commercial real estate firm that specializes in solutions for the healthcare community. Led by partners Josh Ihde and Mike Austin, Forge drives value with their extensive knowledge of the healthcare landscape coupled with exceptional medical real estate investment opportunities. Managing Partner, Josh Ihde has handled more than 20 transactions with a total volume of over $214 million, as well as served as the owner and developer of 1.43 million square feet. Mike Austin, who also serves as Chairman of Total Surgical Management LLC and L2 Surgical LLC, has successfully funded multiple healthcare ventures.

“We are thrilled to launch Forge with such an outstanding facility and a tenant like Victory Healthcare. This is a great win for our team and we look forward to creating a new investment experience for the healthcare community,” said Josh Ihde, Managing Partner.

Forge has focused its initial efforts in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex but has plans for national expansion in 2013.

Victory Healthcare Chairman/CEO, Bob Helms said, “We are proud of our partnership with Forge and are confident that together we will create a state-of-the-art facility for our physicians and our patients.”

The surgical hospital is Victory’s eighth location in Texas. The facility will re-open this summer and will occupy eighty percent of the total space. Victory joins seven other tenants in the Medical District at Craig Ranch, the largest being the Emerus 24 hour Emergency Room.

About Forge Realty Partners
Forge Realty Partners is a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, development and leasing of healthcare projects throughout the country. Forge partners with physicians and healthcare providers to develop medical properties focused on maximizing operational efficiency and delivering excellent patient care. Forge drives value to the physician’s businesses by combining medical real estate opportunities with their vast knowledge of the healthcare landscape. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @ForgeRealEstate.

About Victory Healthcare
Based in The Woodlands, Texas, privately owned Victory Healthcare is creating the standard in surgical care through its growing network of specialized surgical hospitals, training and education centers, and the only privately held tissue bank in the state of Texas. Our surgeons are the most highly trained and respected physicians in their fields, committed to providing revolutionary technology and minimally invasive treatment techniques. We create a first class experience for our patients in our state-of-the-art facilities that include concierge services, a one-to-one nurse to patient ratio, and personalized service in an environment designed to promote comfort and healing. Victory Healthcare partners with physicians to create an exceptional surgical experience for our patients, their families, and our surgeons. Learn more about the Victory Difference – a dedication to healing through education, technology and first-class care - at or follow us on Twitter @VictoryCor.

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