Healthcare Real Estate Data Firm Revista Announces New Founding Partners and Board Members

Top firms HealthTrust, Raymond James, Surface Logic and Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ and industry leaders Andy Baxter, Laca Wong-Hammond, Alan Plush and Murray Wolf will lend their resources and expertise to the company’s drive to offer the nation’s only widely available database of U.S. medical properties, as well as regional and local healthcare market reports and networking events.

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This is important, long-overdue work that we are delighted to support.

Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) May 02, 2014

Revista, a one-stop source for healthcare and real estate organizations to obtain medical real estate industry focused data, announces that three leading firms have signed on as Emerald Level founding partners and four top industry executives have agreed to join its advisory board.

Revista’s new founding partners are:
● HealthTrust LLC, which provides real estate appraisal, valuation and advisory services to the healthcare and seniors housing industries;
● Raymond James, a leading diversified financial services company providing investment banking, private client group, capital markets and asset management services; and
● Surface Logic, which provides expertise in all areas of facility management enabling its customers to create a positive work environment while managing the bottom line.

The new board members are:
● Andy Baxter, CEO of Surface Logic;
● Laca Wong-Hammond, Head of Healthcare Real Estate with Raymond James;
● Alan C. Plush, MAI, Senior Partner at HealthTrust LLC; and
● Murray W. Wolf, Publisher and Founding Editor of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ and Managing Principal of Wolf Marketing & Media LLC. Healthcare Real Estate Insights™, the leading national magazine and website for healthcare real estate development, financing and investment news and information joins Revista as a National Media Partner.

“As a consultant working with hospitals and health systems to improve the performance of their facilities, it would be invaluable to have a comprehensive national database of healthcare real estate data,” Mr. Baxter says. “By providing that, Revista will enable Surface Logic and our clients to make better, more informed decisions. It makes perfect sense for us to contribute to this important effort.”

“Even with the current wealth of healthcare industry expertise, it can sometimes be a challenge to obtain a full suite of comprehensive data for certain healthcare operations,” Ms. Wong-Hammond says. “Having comparative data from Revista will position our clients to be more competitive and allow formulation of strategy crafted from performance-based information. This is important, long-overdue work that we are delighted to support.”

“As a firm providing healthcare real estate valuation and advisory services, the keys to success for us are talented people, industry expertise and access to information,” Mr. Plush says. “While HealthTrust already has all three, the broader and richer information Revista will provide will make it possible for us to serve our clients even more effectively. The entire industry will benefit from Revista’s efforts and we are pleased to be a part of it.”

“At Healthcare Real Estate Insights™, we are regularly asked by industry professionals if there is a publicly available, comprehensive, national database of medical office buildings and other healthcare properties,” Mr. Wolf says. “Unfortunately, we have always had to say no. Revista will finally let us say yes, satisfying that demand and bringing that long-awaited resource to our industry. HREI™ wholeheartedly supports Revista in this important initiative.”

The four new board members join Scott D. Peters, President and CEO of Healthcare Trust of America; Daniel M. Klein, Senior Vice President - Medical Facilities Group with Health Care REIT; and Dr. Sam Chandan, President and Chief Economist with Chandan Economics and a Professor in the Associated Faculty of Real Estate with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The three new founding partners join previous Diamond Level founding partner Healthcare Trust of America Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on medical office buildings and Emerald Level founding partner Health Care REIT Inc., which manages an over$22 billion portfolio of healthcare real estate.

Northeast Data Launch

Revista will unveil its first set of healthcare real estate data, covering the Northeast region of the United States, by May 30, with additional regional reports released throughout the spring and summer.

An overview of Revista and a presentation of the Northeast data is planned during an invitation-only launch event scheduled for 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20 in Boston. The agenda also calls for Revista’s board members and other industry experts to participate in these roundtable discussions:
● The Future of Care from a Real Estate Perspective
● Allocating Capital in a Capital-Starved Environment
● Financing Trends

For more information about the May 20 launch event or to request an invitation, please contact Elisa Freeman of Revista at 443-949-8794 or Elisa(at)revistamed(dot)com.

About Revista

Revista serves as a valuable, one-stop source for healthcare and real estate organizations to obtain comprehensive, unbiased and medical real estate industry-focused data; healthcare industry statistics, market reports and other resources; as well as to connect with other professionals in educational networking events.

Revista, which is headquartered in Maryland, was founded by Elisa Infante Freeman, Mike Hargrave and Hilda Flower Martin. They previously held leadership positions with the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry, whose mission is to advance the quality of senior housing and care through the research, resources and events they provide. These Principals have decades of experience in medical real estate, senior housing and the healthcare industry. They collaborate with an industry-leading advisory board and with founding partners that are major, well-known companies in the healthcare real estate industry.

For more information, please visit http://www.revistamed.com.

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Fact Sheet

New emerald-level founding partners

HealthTrust LLC provides real estate valuation and advisory services to the healthcare and senior housing industries. For over 20 years, the company has helped investors, lenders, operators and developers make informed decisions by leveraging both the vast array of market information in its proprietary HealthComps™ database and the extensive industry knowledge of its staff. The company offers experts¬¬ in a variety of sectors, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, continuing care retirement communities, hospitals and medical office buildings.

Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing investment banking, private client group, capital markets and asset management services. Founded in 1962, the company has executed nearly $1 billion in healthcare real estate transactions in the last 24 months, serving hospitals, physician practices, owner/operators, developers and real estate investment trusts.

Surface Logic provides expertise in all areas of facility management enabling its customers to create a positive work environment while managing the bottom line. Surface Logic helps companies get the most out of their buildings through the entire facility life cycle from development through routine maintenance and renovation. Surface Logic got its start in the very challenging senior living sector so its staff understands the important effect building environment can have on resident satisfaction and outcomes. The company brings that same sensitivity to the medical office environment. The company’s goal is to help clients get the most out of their work environment and to be their partner in performance.

New national media partner

Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ was the first and remains the only national magazine and website dedicated to healthcare real estate development, financing and investment. In addition to the monthly HREI™ magazine, launched in January 2003, the firm publishes the annual HREI™ Resource Guide™ directory of healthcare real estate services, hosts the newly redesigned and expanded http://www.HREInsights.com website, and presents the annual HREI Insights Awards™ recognizing excellence in healthcare real estate development and executive leadership.

New board members

Andy Baxter, CEO of Surface Logic, brings more than 20 years’ experience in operations and financial management. Mr. Baxter has held positions in all facets of management, including sales, operations, IT and finance. Mr. Baxter joined Surface Logic in 2002 after seven years with DuPont serving as a Regional Vice President specializing in turn around management. Prior to that Mr. Baxter was involved with developing a proprietary IT system and creating and implementing a DuPont franchise program.

Laca Wong-Hammond leads Raymond James’ healthcare real estate investment banking activities, including mergers, acquisition and divestiture of assets, strategic planning and capital placements. Her clients include hospitals, healthcare providers, developers, private equity organizations, and publicly-traded companies. Ms. Wong-Hammond joined Raymond James through its acquisition of Morgan Keegan and predecessor firm Shattuck Hammond Partners. She was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, and worked for JP Morgan and iStar Financial REIT. She was selected by Real Estate Forum as a 2012 Woman of Influence.

Alan C. Plush, MAI serves as President and Senior Partner of HealthTrust LLC, and has specialized exclusively in healthcare and retirement valuation for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in the appraisal of nursing homes, congregate care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, hospitals and medical office buildings. Mr. Plush holds an MAI designation and a seat on the Executive Board of ASHA. Prior to forming HealthTrust LLC, Mr. Plush was National Director of Healthcare Valuation for PWC after his company Gulf/Atlantic Valuation Services, Inc. was acquired by PWC in 1999.

Murray Wolf, Publisher and Founding Editor of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™, also serves as Managing Principal of the firm’s parent company, Wolf Marketing & Media, which he founded in 2001. He is an experienced media executive and an award-winning journalist with more than three decades of marketing, communications and publishing experience, almost exclusively in the commercial real estate sector. He previously held executive positions with the national media companies Meredith Corp. and Hanley-Wood Inc., and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

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