Debt Raise for the Acquisition of an 11-Building, 381,570 Square Foot Medical Office Portfolio Located in Georgia and Florida
CHICAGO – January 13TH, 2023 – Kaufman Hall & Associates, LLC (“Kaufman Hall”) was selected as the exclusive financial advisor to AW Property Co. (“AW”) related to securing debt financing for the acquisition of a nine-building, 348,416 square foot medical office portfolio located in Georgia (“Georgia Portfolio”) and a previously acquired two-building, 33,154 square foot medical office asset unencumbered by debt located in Florida (“Florida Asset”). The eleven on- and off-campus medical office buildings spanning 381,570 square feet are a mix of core, core-plus, and value-add assets. Much of the Georgia Portfolio is affiliated with a dominant, physician-owned, multi-specialty clinic in the region. AW acquired the Georgia Portfolio on an off-market basis through an existing relationship.
Kaufman Hall's Role
On behalf of AW, Kaufman Hall undertook a competitive process to secure debt financing for the Georgia Portfolio and the Florida Asset. Kaufman Hall approached a diverse pool of debt providers that had prior medical office building experience or were seeking entry into the sector. Based on Kaufman Hall’s efforts, AW’s track record, and the quality of the opportunity, attractive proposals were received from debt providers, despite a challenging capital markets environment. Ultimately, AW selected a well-established national commercial bank as the lender.
About the Companies Involved
For more than 30 years, Kaufman Hall has provided independent, objective insights to assist clients in fulfilling their missions, achieving their goals, and tackling their toughest problems. Kaufman Hall’s real estate practice provides transaction 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 & independent transaction 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 and other related real estate 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.
AW Property Co.
AW is a real estate investment and operating company that specializes in medical office buildings in major markets throughout the Southeast United States. Since 2005, AW has sponsored healthcare real estate investments with an aggregate market value of $800 million, constituting 3.3 million square feet of rentable space in fourteen distinct submarkets. Headquartered in in North Palm Beach with regional offices throughout the Southeast, AW has a highly dedicated, customer-focused team of professionals with expertise in all facets of real estate acquisitions, redevelopment, finance, operations and asset management.