ST. LOUIS – Lorie Damon, well-known for leading the organization of BOMA International’s annual Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference during the past decade, recently joined the healthcare real estate (HRE) practice at Raymond James | Morgan Keegan. She is a VP in the firm’s St. Louis office and will work with Laca Wong-Hammond, the firm’s head of healthcare real estate.
Ms. Damon spent 10 years with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, leading the organization’s education and research department and specializing in the HRE sector. She was the staff person in charge of BOMA’s annual MOB conference, which saw rapid growth in attendance during her tenure. In fact, prior to 2002, about 50 people typically attended the conference. Under Ms. Damon’s watch, attendance grew to more than 700 attendees at the conference in Atlanta in 2012.
“This is an exciting time in healthcare real estate,” Ms. Wong-Hammond, said in a statement. “It’s a time of change, opportunity and pursuing new challenges. Lorie’s relationships and experience in both the healthcare and real estate sectors will be a great asset to the firm as we expand our platform.”
The unit focuses on serving public and private owners and operators of HRE, including not-for-profit hospitals and health systems, senior living and nursing care companies, developers, pension funds, and private equity organizations, among others. It also coordinates with Morgan Keegan’s Real Estate Investment Banking effort in its ongoing coverage of healthcare REITs.
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