Thought Leaders: Duke Realty’s perspective on opportunities in healthcare real estate

Murray W. Wolf
Publisher & Founding Editor

I had the opportunity to emcee the Minnesota Real Estate Journal (MREJ) 2013 Healthcare & Medical Properties Conference March 26 in the Minneapolis area. It was a great event — well-attended, with interesting speakers and panels.

The keynote address was titled “Opportunities in Healthcare Real Estate” by Keith Konkoli, SVP-Healthcare, Duke Realty. Mr. Konkoli offered not only his insights into the healthcare and healthcare real estate (HRE) industries, he provided some very interesting background into Duke Realty’s dramatic growth in the HRE sector.

I knew the Indianapolis-based firm had grown significantly in the HRE space since its 2007 acquisition of joint venture partner Bremner Healthcare Real Estate. But until I saw Mr. Konkoli’s presentation, I didn’t fully grasp the magnitude of that growth. Thanks to new development and acquisitions, Duke Realty’s HRE portfolio is now 10 times what it was when Bremner Healthcare was acquired, with about 6.3 million square feet in almost 80 buildings.

Fortunately, Duke Realty has given us permission to link to Mr. Konkoli’s slides. I think you will find them very interesting in terms of both his industry perspective as well as the background on the company.

Keith Konkoli
Duke Realty

To view a PDF of the presentation, please click here: Opportunities in Healthcare Real Estate

By the way, I also just returned from Chicago and where I also emceed the annual Healthcare Real Estate Conference presented by MREJ’s sister publication, the Illinois Real Estate Journal (IREJ).

That was another great event, featuring panel discussions by many HRE industry leaders, including Mr. Konkoli, Todd Lillibridge of Lillibridge/Ventas, Shawn Janus of Jones Lang LaSalle, Scott Becker of McGuire Woods, Tina Wardrop of Health Directions, Werner Brisske of Partners in Design Architects, Michael Noto of Health Care REIT, Brian Edgerton of NAI Hiffman, Mike Mackinnon of Bluestone Healthcare, Michael Bennett of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Michael Wilson of Avison Young.

In coming days, we plan to publish additional coverage of both the MREJ and IREJ events, both on this blog as well as in an upcoming print edition of Healthcare Real Estate Insights.

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