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News Release: HREI opens nominations for HREI Insights Awards as scheduled, despite COVID

Healthcare Real Estate Insightsmagazine announces the eighth annual awards program recognizing excellence in healthcare real estate. Entries are due Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year Greg Venn (left) shared his thoughts at the December 2019 awards presentation as Natalie Sproull of Platinum Sponsor Capital One and Murray W. Wolf of HREI™ looked on. (HREI photo)

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 27, 2020 – Minnetonka-based Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ is proceeding with the 2020 HREI Insights Awards™ despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and nominations are now being accepted.

“Despite some hesitation that it might not be appropriate to give out awards during a pandemic, we have concluded that there has never been a more appropriate time to recognize excellence in healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership,” HREI™ Publisher and Founding Editor Murray W. Wolf explained. “Two-thirds of our Editorial Advisory Board was in favor of going ahead, and we’re sure some truly exceptional HRE stories will emerge this year as the industry continues to do business despite the added challenges of the pandemic.”

For more information, or to enter or sponsor, please visit 2020 HREI Insights Awards™.

Now in their eighth year, the HREI Insights Awards were the first and remain the only comprehensive national awards program totally dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership. The entry deadline is Sept. 28.

The awards are presented by HREI, the first and only national magazine entirely devoted to covering HRE development, financing and investment.

“We are certainly sensitive to struggles faced by healthcare providers and the HRE industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr. Wolf said. “However, after careful consideration, and after consulting with our board, we have decided to move ahead.”

As noted above, HREI officials believe there has never been a more appropriate time to celebrate the achievements of HRE professionals and their projects.

“America’s creative, hardworking HRE professionals have probably never been more deserving of this recognition,” Mr. Wolf said.

Although some projects have been delayed, he continued, HRE construction starts were up 30 percent during the fourth quarter of 2019 and most of those projects proceeding.

“So there should be plenty of projects worthy of consideration,” he said. “And, frankly, I think we could all use something positive, something to celebrate, by the time this difficult year comes to a close.”

The HREI Insights Awards have honored the best of the best in healthcare real estate since 2013.

The 2020 HREI Insights Awards are Sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors

 Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

As noted above, nominations are due Sept. 28. Finalists will be notified by HREI staff in mid to late October. The winners will be announced in December.

The HREI Insights Awards will be awarded in nine categories:

■ Medical Office Buildings and Other Outpatient Facilities – Best New Ground-Up Development (four awards in four different size ranges – less than 25,000 square feet, 25,000-49,999 square feet, 50,000-99,999 square feet, and 100,000 square feet or more)

■ Medical Office Buildings and Other Outpatient Facilities – Best Renovated or Repurposed Building (one award)

■ Hospitals and Other Inpatient Facilities – Best New Ground-Up Development (one award)

■ Post-Acute and Senior Living Facilities – Best New Ground-Up Development (one award)

■ Healthcare Executive of the Year (one award)

■ Lifetime Achievement Award (one award)

Any project completed or scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31, 2020, is eligible. Preference will be given to projects completed in 2020, but projects scheduled to completed shortly after Dec. 31 will be considered, as will exceptional projects from previous years. Professionals from healthcare real estate firms, as well as executives from hospitals, health systems and physician practice groups, are eligible to enter the Healthcare Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award categories. The entry fee is $50 per entry with no limit on the number of entries submitted. Entries must be submitted online at HREI Insights Awards by the deadline of Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

The HREI Insights Awards wouldn’t exist without the support of many generous Sponsors. For 2020, Capital One is once again the Platinum Sponsor of the HREI Insights Awards. For Sponsorship information, please contact Murray W. Wolf at mwolf@wolfmarketing.com.

For comprehensive details on the 2020 HREI Insights Awards, including award categories, how to enter, the schedule and judging process, judging criteria, and what winners and finalists will receive, please visit HREI Insights Awards. To enter online, please visit store.wolfmarketing.com/hreiinsightsawards.aspx.

About Healthcare Real Estate Insights

Launched in 2003, HREI was the first and remains the only national magazine entirely dedicated to covering healthcare real estate development, financing and investment. This monthly, national, business-to-business magazine offers sophisticated players the most comprehensive coverage in the industry available anywhere. Introduced in 2008, the HREI Resource Guide was the first and is still the only annual directory of healthcare real estate services. And HREI’s companion website, HREInsights.com, has been totally redesigned and vastly expanded with more than 16 years of content and nearly 8,000 original and contributed articles, news releases, listings and other content, serving as the hub for healthcare real estate news and information.

For more information on HREI products and services, or to subscribe or advertise, please visit us at HREInsights.com.

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