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Kaufman Hall’s real estate practice provides advisory services to many of the nation’s top healthcare providers and developers/investors of healthcare real estate. Kaufman Hall’s focused model provides clients with an unmatched level of relevant experience and independent analysis, structuring and execution capabilities. Kaufman Hall’s real estate practice was launched in 2021 through the acquisition of Healthcare Real Estate Capital (HRE Capital). Providing both consultative and transaction-oriented services, including asset / portfolio joint venture structuring, recapitalizations, dispositions, real estate utilization optimization and other related advisory services, the real estate practice has been involved with more than $15 billion of sector-specific real estate transactions across the United States since 2008.

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Sectors We Serve

In aggregate, healthcare in the U.S. represents approximately 18 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, equating to almost $4.3 trillion of annual spending.

The facilities that drive this ecosystem are an interconnected network of inpatient acute-care and specialty (hospitals), outpatient (medical office buildings and ambulatory facilities), post-acute (inpatient rehabilitation, etc.), and research and production facilities (laboratories, academic research, pharmaceutical production) that are designed to serve the specific needs of its occupants.

We have unmatched real estate advisory and transactional experience across the healthcare delivery chain, representing some of the nation’s largest healthcare providers, developers, investors, and users.

There are approximately 3,900 degree granting higher education institutions in the U.S., of which approximately two-thirds are four-year institutions. These institutions provide education for over 17 million students, or approximately five percent of the U.S. population.

Over the last decade, due to technological transformation as well as a changing overall job market, Higher Education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges to their traditional business models. This is playing out with a backdrop of aging facilities, evolving physical plant needs and growing pressures on historic funding sources.

We provide advisory services related to how real estate assets could be owned and/or developed. If appropriate, we will provide transaction services related for new real estate development projects and the monetization of existing core and non-core real estate holdings.

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Asset Types

We have experience with the following asset types: 

  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Acute-Care and Specialty Hospitals
  • Seniors Housing
  • Research / Biotech Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Strategic Hospitality Assets
  • Strategic Workforce Housing Assets
  • Parking Facilities
  • Administrative Assets (Office, Information Technology, etc.)

We have experience with the following asset types: 

  • Student Housing
  • Strategic Hospitality Assets
  • Parking Facilities
  • Administrative Assets
  • Retail Assets
  • Non-Core Land Development
  • Condominium / Seniors Housing Development
  • Research / Biotech Facilities
Dedicated Real Estate Transaction Advisors
Real Estate Capabilities

Learn more about our dedicated team of real estate executives with backgrounds in investment banking, consulting, real estate development / investment / operations and lending.

For Financial and Operational Optimization
Real Estate Performance Improvement

Our Real Estate Performance Improvement service (REPI) provides a phased approach to ( i ) identify, (ii) analyze and (iii) implement recommendations for improved Asset and Portfolio performance.

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Our Team Can Provide Real Estate Portfolio Assessment or Your Healthcare Organization
Services We Provide
  • Investment Sales and Monetizations
  • Sale / Leasebacks (Master and Partial)
  • Partial Ownership Recapitalizations
  • Joint Venture Capital Raising
  • Debt Capital Raise (Conventional and Credit Tenant Lease Financing)
  • Developer / Capital Selection
  • Owned Portfolio Strategic Assessment and Valuation
  • Real Estate Utilization Optimization
  • Healthcare Credit Review
  • Healthcare Market Assessment
  • Merger Integration Review and Strategy
  • Leased Real Estate Options Assessment
  • Development Feasibility and Market Studies
  • Market Variability Assessment
  • Contract Restructuring
  • Property Tax Review
  • Capital Expense Exposure Assessment

Case Studies

Our experience in the healthcare and higher education real estate sectors includes $15 billion of transactions throughout the United States for clients that include many of the nation’s largest institutional and entrepreneurial owners, developers and users of real estate assets.

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Brent Farrell
Brent Farrell is a Senior Vice President with Kaufman Hall’s Real Estate practice. With more than 20 years of real estate experience and over 15 years specializing in healthcare, and been involved in over $7 billion in healthcare real estate advisory assignments ranging from medical office buildings to acute-care hospitals and post-acute facilities
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Stefano Breuer is a Vice President with the Real Estate practice at Kaufman Hall. His responsibilities include providing analytical, investor outreach, and day-to-day support for current and potential real estate engagements.
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William Earl is a Vice President in Kaufman Hall’s Real Estate practice, with more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has been involved in over $4 billion in healthcare real estate advisory assignments for a variety of clients nationwide.

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Kiel Von Feldt is a Vice President with the firm's Real Estate practice. He has been active in the healthcare sector for over a decade in varying capacities including design coordination, project management and asset management. He plays an integral role in advising and identifying efficiencies on real estate operations.