Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with providing a convenient and cost effective experience for customers. One manifestation of this focus is the increasing presence of healthcare locations in shopping malls and strip centers. It makes perfect sense as these locations are usually close to where patients live. They have plenty of parking and visits to the provider can be combined with other daily errands. Landlords like the arrangement as well because healthcare organizations tend to be excellent credit risks and the locations drive traffic while taking up space vacated by struggling retailers.
The healthcare industry has always been a dynamic one, but these days it is hard to even catalog the factors that are causing rapid change. Everything from the Affordable Care act to new technologies and changing demographics is causing medical services providers to constantly re-think old practices and strategies. As we say good bye to 2014, we thought it would be worth taking a look at some of 2014’s healthcare real estate trends that are certain to continue into 2015 and beyond.