News Release: Transwestern Expands Healthcare Advisory Services Into Florida with Addition of Veteran Brent Barnes

Senior Vice President to Lead Statewide Growth of Healthcare Practice

(APRIL 7, 2017 – MIAMI) – Transwestern today announces the expansion of the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Services to include a statewide practice in Florida led by newly hired Senior Vice President Brent Barnes.

Started in Houston, Transwestern’s headquarters and home to one of the largest healthcare facilities in the world, Transwestern’s Healthcare Advisory team has grown to become the country’s largest dedicated healthcare team, operating from 19 cities and including 120 members. The team provides a full range of services, including investment, leasing, tenant advisory and property management for hospitals, healthcare networks, physicians and investors.

“Florida has an 18.5 percent projected growth of healthcare jobs by 2024, making it the next natural market to implement our healthcare practice,” said Eric Johnson, Transwestern’s National Director for Healthcare Services. “Florida is a top growth market for healthcare and social services, contributing $69.9 billion, or nearly 14 percent, to all GDP industries in 2015. And the numbers are growing, up 6.5 percent year-over-year, creating unprecedented opportunities for owners and occupiers of all types of medical properties to capitalize on unprecedented growth.”

Barnes brings more than 20 years of experience in development, financing, leasing, ownership, and management of healthcare real estate projects. He has executed over $875 million in healthcare transactions, developed and leased over 1.2 million square feet of healthcare projects, and orchestrated a 28-building, $241 million medical office portfolio sale.

“I am truly honored to join such an innovative commercial real estate firm that is at the forefront of healthcare advisory services, complemented by a comprehensive platform and unique culture,” said Barnes. “The growth of Florida and its healthcare profession, and the challenges that it faces, provide exceptional opportunities for our services to be better utilized by both users and owners of medical space.”

Prior to joining Transwestern, Barnes served as Executive Vice President of Healthcare Services at Flagler Investment, where he worked with healthcare systems, multi-practice physician groups and investors in the southeast region, delivering the full suite of services.

About Transwestern

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at transwestern.com and @Transwestern. For updates from the Southeast region, follow @TranswesternSE.

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