NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 250 are expected to attend Healthcare & Real Estate 2012, a high-level informational and networking conference for healthcare investors, owners, operators, capital sources and service providers. The conference, which will be held at New York City's Scholastic Building, will feature Cushman & Wakefield's Scott A. Mason, recently appointed Executive Managing Director of the firm's healthcare practice. Mason, who has advised more than 400 hospital systems in 40 states will present the keynote address, "Reform or Not? Who Cares! The Inevitable Change in Healthcare Delivery from Inpatient to Outpatient and its Impact on Real Estate."
"With the active shift to ambulatory care expansion, real estate will be increasingly embraced as a core competency that healthcare organizations need access to from a financing, market coverage and brand extension standpoint," said Mason. "The healthcare experience is likely to change dramatically and, done right, effective real estate development can be a critical component to bending the cost curve, extending the brand, and surviving the turmoil. Progressive healthcare organizations are already waking up to this reality and bringing real estate out from the back office and into the C-suite and even the board room."
Additional speakers represent the nation's most active healthcare real estate investors, including: Seavest Healthcare Properties, Medical Properties Trust, Health Care REIT, Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Ventas, ProMed Properties, Duke Realty Healthcare and American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust.
Paul Wexler, President of New York City-based Corcoran Wexler Healthcare Properties will serve as the event's chairperson and introduce the day's many panel discussions.
High-level panel discussions topics include: "Healthcare 2012 — The Industry Response: How will the Delivery of Services Continue to be Impacted Under Reform? And, How are Tri-State Executives Responding?;" "Healthcare Real Estate & New Funds: The Expanding CRE Spectrum of Hospitals, MOBs, BioScience, Seniors' Housing and Research Facilities Attracts New Investors;" "Financing Healthcare Real Estate: Who are the Most Active Debt Sources, and What are the Return Requirements of Equity Today?;" "Seniors' Housing & Assisted Living: Will the Combination Aging Population and Rising Demand for Apartment Units Create a 'BOOM' Opportunity in the Seniors' Housing Sector?;" "The Medical Office Building Market: Analysis and Review of the Northern Metro, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut Markets;" and "Healthcare & Real Estate 2012 Takeaway: Industry All-Stars Offer Insight on what to Expect– and Where the Opportunities will Exist–in the Expanding Healthcare Real Estate Sector."
Many leading Tri-State healthcare system and hospital executives will attend and participate.
"If you work in healthcare real estate, or have an interest in this expanding industry, Healthcare & Real Estate 2012 presents a unique opportunity to develop new business relationships and gain insight into the most important trends in the healthcare industry and the evolving demand drivers for the underlying real estate," said Brian Klebash of CapRate Events, the conference organizer.
Event sponsors include: Health-Pro Realty Group, ProMed Properties and Raymond James | Morgan Keegan.
A limited number of speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For additional information about the conference, please visit the official homepage at www.cre-events.com/healthcare.
SOURCE CapRate Events, LLC