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News Release: Davis, Allina and MNGI break ground for Lakeville Specialty Center in Lakeville, Minn.

News Release

The 100,500-square-foot, 100 percent leased medical complex, expected to be completed in fall 2023, will expand healthcare options for southern Minnesota residents

The 100,500-square-foot Lakeville Specialty Center in Lakeville, Minn., is already 100 percent pre-leased.


MINNEAPOLIS and LAKEVILLE, Minn., June 29, 2022 – Minneapolis-based developer Davis, MNGI Digestive Health and Allina Health, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota with 11 hospitals and over 90 clinics, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for Lakeville Specialty Center, a 100,500-square-foot multispecialty clinic and surgery center in Lakeville, Minn.

The Class A medical facility, to be located at 18465 185th St., is 100 percent leased with Allina signing a lease for 60,000 square feet in the specialty center and 18,500 square feet in the surgery center. The clinic will offer 20 Allina specialties, including orthopedics, oncology, women’s health and cardiology.

In addition, MNGI Digestive Health has signed a lease for 22,000 square feet in the facility to house a new clinic and endoscopy center.

“We’re very pleased to begin developing the new Lakeville Specialty Center for Allina and MNGI,” said Mark Davis, Founder and Principal of the national healthcare real estate development, investment, brokerage and property management firm. “This new facility will help Allina expand its services to residents in southern Minnesota communities along the I-35 corridor and help MNGI provide even more options for its patients.”

“We are excited to break ground and mark a milestone in our commitment to provide high quality and affordable care closer to home,” said Dave Slowinske, Allina Health Senior Vice President, Operations.

Officials from Allina Health, MNGI Digestive Health and Davis, along will local officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony June 22.

He continued, “Making complex specialty care more accessible to those living in the south metro and providing a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center support Allina Health’s Population Health initiatives and our overall strategy to ensure patients have a seamlessly connected care journey as they transition between our clinics, virtual care, and increasingly, at-home care options.”

MNGI Digestive Health’s President and CEO Dr. Scott Ketover said, “This groundbreaking in Lakeville marks an exciting moment in MNGI’s efforts to provide the highest quality digestive care, in a more convenient location, for the growing community of patients in the South metro area and beyond. Our space in this building will be fully designed for the comfort and experience of our patients and operational needs, and will feature innovative, state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide the best possible care. We’re also excited about the expanded relationship with MNGI’s healthcare partners.”

He added, “MNGI’s Lakeville location will offer a wide range of gastroenterology and digestive health services, including outpatient procedures, infusion therapy, and comprehensive GI care with behavioral and dietary health support.”

Lakeville Specialty Center is expected to be completed and open to patients in fall 2023. The architect for the project is Minneapolis-based Synergy Architectural Studio, and the general contractor is Plymouth, Minn.-based Timco Construction Inc.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. For more information, please visit www.allinahealth.org.

About MNGI Digestive Health

MNGI Digestive Health (MNGI) is a nationally recognized leader in gastroenterology diagnosis, quality treatment, and care. The physician-owned practice is committed to improving patient health and specializes in providing comprehensive gastrointestinal (GI) specialty care and procedures for adult and pediatric patients with digestive system disorders. MNGI is an independent and locally-owned gastroenterology group with several convenient outpatient endoscopy centers and clinics located in communities throughout the Twin Cities, serving patients from across the state of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Additional information can be found at https://www.mngi.com.

About Davis

Davis, founded in 1986, is a national healthcare real estate firm that offers unparalleled expertise in healthcare real estate development, property management, brokerage, investment and consulting services to health systems, hospitals, individual medical groups, specialty practices and other healthcare organizations. The company has developed 34 Class A medical buildings totaling $364-plus million in development costs and completed 47 investment transactions totaling more than $575 million. For more information, please visit www.davishre.com.

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News Media Contact:
Vickie Ridgley, 612-383-2717, vridgley@davishre.com

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