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Chad Boone earns CHC credentials

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Meadows & Ohly is proud to announce that Chad Boone, Portfolio Manager, has earned his Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) credential from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Chad Joined Meadows & Ohly, LLC in 2017 as Portfolio Manager and opened the Jacksonville Regional Office. Chad serves Meadows & Ohly clients through areas of development, asset management, and business development. His core expertise are in the delivery facets of our business including: predevelopment, design, and construction. Chad has actively participated in the development of construction projects valued in excess of $150 million. These projects include free standing emergency departments, acute care hospital expansions, diagnostic imaging, surgery centers, and an array of tenant improvements.  

The entire Meadows & Ohly construction team is in the process of attaining this important certification as we constantly work to deliver Better Healthcare through Compelling Real Estate Solutions.

More about the certification:
The purpose of the CHC credential is to help healthcare facilities across the nation optimize their facilities by hiring the most knowledgeable and experienced representatives in the profession of healthcare construction. Since constructors that work in this environment are responsible for designing safe and efficient buildings that are perfect to deliver healthcare services, having the skills needed to fulfill job responsibilities is crucial.

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Meadows & Ohly Announces Leadership Changes

ATLANTA, GA - On January 1, 2019, a planned leadership transition was implemented to position the firm to continue its long history of innovative service to the healthcare real estate marketplace.

Tom Rhodes, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since 2012, passed the CEO role to John Carter. Mr. Rhodes has been with the firm for 32 years and was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization as M&O has grown into a perennial top 5 healthcare real estate development firm in the U.S. He will retain the role of Chairman and focus on the strategic advisory and investment activities of the firm. Mr. Carter joined M&O in 1997 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2015.  John has been instrumental in leading the growth of the M&O management and leasing platform into one of the premier management organizations in the healthcare real estate industry. He will set the firm’s strategic agenda and focus on growing the M&O real estate portfolio.

Van Fletcher, Chief Financial Officer, will retire after 24 years with the firm. Throughout his career with M&O, Mr. Fletcher has provided leadership over the firm’s development, financing and acquisition activities. Jay Bowling has been named as the new M&O CFO. Mr. Bowling, a CPA, joined the firm in 2003, led the organization’s expansion into the Charlotte and Jacksonville markets and has been active in business development, acquisitions, project development and strategic advisory work for a variety of health systems. Jay will continue his strategic work with clients in addition to his CFO responsibilities.

Jeff Brown, who joined the firm as a Partner in January 2018 to lead M&O’s Strategic Advisory Practice and Market Development activities, has been named Chief Strategy Officer.  Mr. Brown will lead the firm’s efforts to expand into new markets, enhance its advisory capabilities and support the strategic growth and innovation platform.   

“Beginning with the first leadership transition from our company founders, Jim Meadows and Carl Ohly, made years ago, we have been intentional about identifying leaders within the organization and industry to serve our clients with excellence and support our firm’s growth and development. John, Jay and Jeff, together with partners, Parker Chambliss and Chris Hauck, will build on M&O’s 47-year track record of success. We are excited about the direction, growth and opportunities ahead in 2019 and beyond for our organization”, said Tom Rhodes when announcing the leadership team.


 Meadows & Ohly is a real estate services firm providing strategic solutions, operational expertise, and financial resources all designed to support the objectives of healthcare providers. Since 1972, Meadows & Ohly has been creating value and alignment for healthcare professionals. The firm provides tailored services through three business practices: Advise, Manage, Deliver. The firm has delivered more than 6,000,000 SF of outpatient and physician office space. Meadows & Ohly has built a core competency of aligning the interests of all stakeholders in the outpatient and physician office environment – the health system, physicians and patients. Throughout every engagement, the focus is set on lowering healthcare costs, increasing provider revenue, aligning interests, and enhancing the patient experience with the overall goal of delivering better healthcare through exceptional real estate.

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Baptist Clay surgery expansion opens in Jacksonville

Meadows & Ohly is proud to serve as program manager for Baptist Health in their recently completed 17,000 SF surgery expansion on the Fleming Island Medical Campus. The expansion will deliver Better Healthcare by bringing best-in-class outpatient surgery options to the residents of Clay county.

For more information on the project, click here.

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Meadows & Ohly speaks at annual InterFace Healthcare Conference

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The annual InterFace Healthcare Real Estate Southeast recently concluded in Nashville, Tennessee. Meadows & Ohly was asked to serve on a panel comprised of prominent healthcare providers and real estate leaders discussing trends in healthcare real estate.

John Carter, Principal contributed to a panel focused on:
As Hospitals & Systems Evolve Delivery Models and Product Types, What’s the Impact on Rents, Operating Costs and Occupancy?

Key topics discussed at the conference included:

  • How changes in the healthcare industry are impacting real estate usage and strategies

  • The hospital, healthcare system & physician group perspective

  • How new sources of capital, both from institutions and overseas, will impact the investment market

  • Are more "big M&A deals" to come on the MOB landscape and in hospital monetizations?

  • The growing trend and impact of "retailization" and the consumer facing model of healthcare delivery

  • The future of MOBs in a consumer facing model

  • The convergence of healthcare/medical office and seniors housing

  • Investment sales velocity, pricing and cap rates

  • The evolving market for new development

  • Leasing, marketing and operating in today's market

  • Who's lending in the debt market, what equity sources are available

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Meadows & Ohly Expands and Relocates Florida Office

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Based on our tremendous growth in the Florida market, we are proud to announce that we have expanded our offices to a new location in Jacksonville beginning in August. Our growing team of professionals will continue to build on more than 45+ years of experience in the healthcare real estate industry. The new location will allow us to expand our service offerings and support healthcare providers as they deliver Better Healthcare in the State of Florida. We look forward to serving you in the future.

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Tift Regional Health System Musculoskeletal Services Building opens in Tifton, GA

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Meadows & Ohly is proud to announce the completion of the Tift Regional Musculoskeletal Services Building, which is an 80,000 SF outpatient services facility with a singular medical focus - musculoskeletal health. The building houses various specialities, including sports medicine, arthritis and osteoporosis center, neurology, pain management, chiropractic services and outpatient therapy services. The new space will provide a consolidated, multi-disciplinary approach to musculoskeletal medicine while freeing up needed office space in various other Tift locations. 

M&O served as a strategic advisor and program manager for the project. M&O's management of the design standards and contractor selection process resulted in construction costs significantly below the regional average.

We are honored to serve Tift Regional and all of our clients as they deliver Better Healthcare.

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Meadows & Ohly among winners at annual CREW Impact Awards

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Atlanta, GA - Meadows & Ohly was among the winners of the Best Interiors – Healthcare award at the 2018 CREW Atlanta Impact Awards ceremony. Meadows & Ohly, Piedmont Healthcare, Leapley Construction and Custom Sign Factory were nominated by architecture firm Warner Summers for their combined contributions. Warner Summers was also included as a recipient of the award. The challenging buildout involved renovating a sizable former retail space in downtown Atlanta for one of Piedmont Healthcare's primary care practices.

Alex Vess (construction program manager) and Sarah Chaplin (property manager), played a major role in the success of the project which inevitably led to the recognition of Meadows & Ohly by Warner Summers and the CREW Atlanta awards committee. 

About CREW:
CREW Network was founded in 1989 to bring together women involved in the many aspects of commercial real estate to exchange information, develop business contacts and help each other succeed professionally.

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Jeff Brown & Parker Chambliss Speak at Interface Conference

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The annual InterFace Healthcare Real Estate Carolinas recently concluded in Charlotte, North Carolina. Meadows & Ohly was asked to serve on two panels comprised of prominent healthcare providers and real estate leaders discussing trends in healthcare real estate.

Jeff Brown contributed to a panel focused on:
What Do Hospitals & Systems See Coming in 2018 When it Comes to Marketshare, Consolidation and Delivery of Care, and What will be the Impact on Real Estate Usage & Utilization?

Parker Chambliss provided insight to a panel discussing:
Leasing & Operations Update: Will 2018 See More Consolidation and Changing Healthcare Delivery Product Types, and What will be the Impact on Rents and Occupancy?

Key topics discussed were:

  • Market consolidation influence on real estate utilization
  • Millennials and baby boomers impact on healthcare real estate strategies
  • Rising OPEX costs
  • Construction and T.I. pricing trends
  • Outlook for Healthcare Real Estate in 2019
  • The status of the investment sales, development and financing markets
  • Economic development, job growth and other key macro economic issues in the region

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Meadows & Ohly makes list of top healthcare developers in the U.S.

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Modern Healthcare released the results of their annual "Construction & Design" survey for 2018. Meadows & Ohly is honored to be ranked in the Top 5 of the "Top Development Companies" category for the U.S.

In addition, Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) released their annual list of the largest outpatient healthcare real estate developers in the U.S. Meadows & Ohly ranked in the top 10 of the "Projects Started and Completed" category for 2018.

Meadows & Ohly consistently delivers projects on-time and at 15-18% lower construction costs than the regional average.

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Meadows & Ohly expands into Richmond

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RICHMOND, VA - Meadows & Ohly is pleased to announce our regional expansion into Richmond, VA with the opening of the firm's fourth office. The new location will serve as strategic support for both current clients in the Richmond area as well as the rapidly expanding Virginia healthcare market. In addition, the firm will continue to pursue geographic expansion opportunities beyond the Southeast region.

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Meadows & Ohly announces addition to leadership team

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ATLANTA, GA - Meadows & Ohly, LLC announced that Jeff Brown joined the firm as a Principal at the beginning of 2018.  He will lead the firm’s strategy and market development activities. Jeff is a seasoned healthcare operations and strategic advisor that has spent the last twenty-five (25) years working with health systems, hospitals and physician practice organizations.  Jeff complements the leadership team at Meadows & Ohly with his deep advisory capabilities and experience in providing solutions that drive efficiency, improve performance and create strategies that help healthcare organizations achieve results.

Jeff is excited about his new role and the influence he believes Meadows & Ohly can have in the healthcare real estate market. “I am pleased to be working for an organization that supports the healthcare market by developing strategies, creating opportunities for innovation and ensuring efficient management of their real estate assets to meet today’s healthcare delivery needs,” Brown stated. “Meadows & Ohly has a unique opportunity to continue to provide and enhance its turnkey real estate solutions which support healthcare providers (health systems, hospitals, physicians, senior living, ambulatory organizations, etc.) by optimizing and streamlining the capabilities and results of their real estate holdings”. 

Today, Meadows & Ohly offers a full portfolio of health care real estate services including project planning, project financing, project development, program management, construction management, tenant representation, property management, lease administration and many others.

“Recognized as a healthcare real estate leader, Meadows & Ohly has a rich history of successfully blending the strategic needs of health systems and physicians with dynamic real estate solutions. Our mission to create environments that support better healthcare, is achieved by matching healthcare delivery strategies with the right real estate services and solutions”, said Tom Rhodes, Chairman and CEO of Meadows & Ohly. “Jeff will give us added strength around our strategy to ensure our services meet the evolving needs of the healthcare market."

Before joining Meadows & Ohly, Brown was a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and held the same position at Navigant Consulting. He began his advisory work as a Consultant with Arthur Andersen.  He launched his healthcare career working in hospitals including WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, GA and Baptist Health System in Jacksonville, FL.

Jeff earned his Master of Business and Master of Health Administration degrees from Georgia State University and his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University. He is active in numerous healthcare care professional organizations and associations, including HFMA, ACHE, GHA, VHHA, NCHA, FHA, and has presented and been published on numerous occasions related to health care market issues, opportunities and trends. 

“As we continue to adjust to the healthcare real estate market demands of the future, we remain focused on offering our experience, expertise and results to ensure that our clients are market leaders” said Rhodes.  “Our group of Principals, with the addition of Jeff, are equipped to meet these demands and support health providers with all of their real estate needs, challenges and opportunities.”

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Meadows & Ohly Announces Winner of 2017 Murray Award

 
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The winner of the 2017 Murray Award is Southern Regional Medical Center building manager, John Stalvey. Congratulations to John on all of his hard work over the past year, and his commitment to demonstrating M&O's core values of impeccable integrity, enthusiastic hard work and long term relationships.

About the award: The award was created as a tribute to Jerry Murray (retired senior building manager) and his contributions to the success of our company for so many years as well as a way to recognize excellence in building management for years to come.

The Murray Award is presented annually to a building manager who best exhibits characteristics which reflect M&O’s core values as we work daily to serve our physician tenants in a cost effective and first class manner.

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Meadows & Ohly welcomes new Property Management Assistant

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Kerri Lauhala joins us as a Property Management Assistant on the Piedmont Healthcare team.  Kerri comes to us from Highwoods Properties where she served for several years in a similar role. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her step-son’s school, reading and traveling.

We are excited to have Kerri on-board as she helps us deliver Better Healthcare through Compelling Real Estate Solutions.

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WellStar Vinings Health Park opens in Cobb County

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Meadows & Ohly is proud to announce the recent opening of the WellStar Vinings Health Park in Cobb County. Meadows & Ohly serves as the developer, general partner and property manager for the project. Residents of the area will now be able to easily access multiple health services under one roof in a cohesive healing environment. WellStar is greatly improving patient and family wellness experiences through the health park concept.

Meadows & Ohly understands real estate from a healthcare provider’s perspective and the importance of delivering consistent quality in support of our hospitals’ initiatives. The activities of their team, whether in the development of new medical office buildings, or in the delivery of ongoing property management services, are performed with excellence. Their team is professional, responsive and attentive to our needs. M&O is a valued partner.

- KEM M. MULLINS
Executive Vice President, Ambulatory Division & Business Development
WellStar Health System

Please click here for more details and photos of the project.

We are honored to serve WellStar and all of our clients as they bring Better Healthcare to the communities they serve.

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