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Feature Story: Insights Awards finalists announced

Second annual event honors healthcare real estate’s top people and projects

As Scottsdale basked in brilliant sunshine in late 2013, 82-year-old Robert A. “Bob” Rosenthal’s sunny disposition was on display as he bounded onto a stage inside the Phoenician Resort.

Upon receiving the 2013 HREI Lifetime Achievement Award for a career that spanned five decades, Mr. Rosenthal hoisted the beautiful, pyramid-shaped trophy above his head in triumph.

It was a special moment on a special day in which Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ presented our first-ever HREI Insights Awards™. Winners included developments in seven different categories depending on the type and size of the project, two professionals as co-executives of the year, and the ecstatic Mr. Rosenthal, a pioneer in medical office building development.

This year, the enthusiasm continues for the second annual HREI Insights Awards™, as we received a record number of entries for the country’s only awards program that honors the best of the best in healthcare real estate development, financing and investment, be they our seven awards for projects or our two awards for professionals.

The awards for the top projects are unique in that unlike other facilities awards programs, the focus is not on design but on the stories, strategies and skills that go into planning and completing successful real estate developments.

Our staff selected the award Finalists and members of our HREI™ Editorial Advisory Board – all of whom are experienced HRE professionals – chose the best of the best as category Winners. (Please note that no board members were involved in judging entries they submitted or with which they were affiliated.)
We would like to thank all of those who submitted the record number of entries this year, as well as our board members, who showed the utmost in professionalism in making their choices. A special thanks goes out to our sponsors, whose support has made this all possible. We also are appreciative of the RealShare Conference Series, which again has offered us the opportunity to present the awards during its annual Scottsdale event.

Please join us in congratulating the Finalists of the 2014 HREI Insights Awards™. With this program continuing to grow, it is clear to see that these awards have truly become an important, annual event in the healthcare real estate sector. Next month, we’ll feature the Winners.

Murray W. Wolf, Publisher
John B. Mugford, Editor
Healthcare Real Estate Insights™

How are the awards determined?

HREI™ staff select the Finalists and HREI Editorial Advisory Board members choose the Winners

What does it take to be selected as a Finalist or Winner of an HREI Insights Awards™?

Competition was fierce this year as we at Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ magazine received significantly more entries than during the inaugural 2013 awards. After all entries were received, HREI™ sifted through the many submissions to select up to five Finalists in each category. The, HREI™ Editorial Advisory Board evaluated each of the Finalists based on several criteria.

For each development project, the judges considered the following:
■ How has the building enabled the developer, owner and/or client or tenants to successfully achieve its business objectives and implement its business strategies?
■ How was the development process outstanding in terms of quality, value, size, importance to the community, professionalism, service, overcoming obstacles, taking advantage of opportunities, creativity, flexibility, uniqueness, etc.
■ How was the financing of the project outstanding in terms of quality, value, size, importance to the community, professionalism, service, overcoming obstacles, taking advantage of opportunities, creativity, flexibility, uniqueness, etc.

■ Strategy (maximum of 25 points)
■ Development (25 points)
■ Financing (25 points)
■ Marketing/Leasing (10 points)
■ Design and Construction (5 points)
■ Property/Asset Management (5 points)
■ Sustainability (5 points)
Total (maximum of 100 points)

For the Healthcare Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards categories, Winners and Finalists were judged on the following:
■ Demonstrated leadership in the healthcare real estate sector
■ Demonstrated excellence in the use of strategy, innovation and creativity
■ Significant contributions to professional healthcare real estate organizations
■ Professional awards and accreditations
■ Other contributions, including teaching/mentoring, presenting, judging and publishing.

Thank you to everyone who entered the HREI Insights Awards™ this year and we encourage you to nominate your best people and projects again in 2015.



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