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News Release: Davis-developed HealthEast Clinic wins Award of Excellence from NAIOP Minnesota

The state chapter of the national commercial real estate development association honored the firm’s Maplewood, Minn., project in the Medical Office Building category

The primary design focus of the HealthEast Clinic & Specialty Center in Maplewood, Minn., was a balance between quality, beauty, environment, convenience and functionality. The Davis development team implemented many special features in the clinic while keeping tenant leases at market rates.

Maplewood and Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 11, 2018 – The award-winning, 148,000 square foot Health East Clinic & Specialty Center in Maplewood, Minn., developed by Minneapolis-based Davis, has won another honor – an Award of Excellence from NAIOP Minnesota, the local chapter of the national commercial real estate development association.

The award in the Medical Office Building category was presented to Davis Principal Mark Davis at NAIOP Minnesota’s 35th annual awards celebration Sept. 27 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.

“We are honored to receive the NAIOP Award of Excellence for the Maplewood HealthEast Clinic,” says Mr. Davis. “This is a testament to our team’s hard work and to their dedication to meeting and exceeding our clients’ needs.”

He added, “We are proud that the Health East Clinic has achieved our client’s objectives of creating a one-stop, multi-specialty center that is beautiful, modern, functional, convenient and user-friendly, and that it was implemented efficiently and cost-effectively in a time-sensitive manner.”

The Health East Clinic also received top honors in last year’s HREI Insights Awards, an annual awards program sponsored by the national healthcare real estate magazine Healthcare Real Estate Insights. The project was named “Best New Medical Office Building” in the 100,000 square feet or more category.

Mr. Davis said the biggest challenge of the Health East project was that the development team had to expand the building twice after construction began – nearly doubling its size – to meet increased tenant demand, yet they were still able to deliver the upsized facility within 30 days of the original target date. To accomplish this, the team needed to negotiate the city approval process two additional times but successfully delivered the 148,000 sq. ft. building that met its original long-term financial parameters. This project also added numerous jobs and achieved 90 percent lease-up by building completion.

The architect for the project was bdh+young of Edina, Minn., and Timco Construction Inc. of Plymouth, Minn., was the general contractor.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. Founded in 1967, NAIOP comprises 19,000-plus members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.

About Davis

Davis, founded in 1986, is the pre-eminent Minnesota healthcare real estate firm and provides healthcare real estate development, property management, brokerage, investment and consulting services to health systems, hospitals, individual medical groups, specialty practices and other healthcare organizations. Over the past three years, the company has developed 350,000 square feet of Class A medical buildings at a total cost in excess of $100 million. It has also negotiated more than 250 healthcare property leases totaling 1.2 million square feet and completed over $400 million of investment sale transactions during that time. For more information, please visit www.davisrealestatemn.com


222 S. 9th St., Suite 3255, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612.338.4000 | davis@davisrealestatemn.com

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