May 1, 2014
Jim Leavy

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.

     

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 1, 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™

     

    “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.

    For more information about Revista, please contact Elisa Freeman at 410-703-9711 or Elisa@revistamed.com.

     

    About HealthTrust LLC

     

    HealthTrust 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.

     

    About Raymond James Financial Inc

     

    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.

     

    About Surface Logic

     

    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.

     

    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.