Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Kevin Kirn, Health Care REIT, Inc.

According to Health Care REIT VP of Operations Kevin Kirn, property management is even more important in the health care field than other sectors. Having come from a general office background, he found it interesting that for medical tenants, cost takes a backseat to service, operational efficiency, and relationships with their hospital systems. "It requires us to create a new breed of property manager"--someone who's very good at the core skills but also can have a conversation with an orthopedic surgeon in the morning and with a See more +
According to Health Care REIT VP of Operations Kevin Kirn, property management is even more important in the health care field than other sectors. Having come from a general office background, he found it interesting that for medical tenants, cost takes a backseat to service, operational efficiency, and relationships with their hospital systems. "It requires us to create a new breed of property manager"--someone who's very good at the core skills but also can have a conversation with an orthopedic surgeon in the morning and with a hospital administrator in the afternoon. A significant amount of health care delivery has migrated to MOBs on or off campus, and both the tenants and buildings have become much more sophisticated. Many of the REIT's properties now include surgical and imaging suites, which take building infrastructure to a new level. See less -

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