ATLANTA, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern today announces expansion of its Healthcare Advisory Services practice with the addition of Managing Director Jay E. Johnson. In serving owners and occupiers of medical real estate, Johnson will enhance facility performance and achieve client business objectives utilizing consulting and analytic services related to asset strategy, acquisition, disposition and operations. Johnson will be a key component of developing business across the U.S. with hospitals, physician practices, senior housing and other healthcare providers, as well as companies that develop or invest in properties occupied by healthcare space users.
"Jay's successful track record in the healthcare services industry gives Transwestern the edge we need to really ramp up our healthcare services nationwide," said Eric Johnson, national director of healthcare at Transwestern. "His contribution will continue to elevate the level of service we provide to our clients."
Jay Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience with healthcare real estate. Prior to joining Transwestern, he served as senior director in the Healthcare Services Group at CBRE. As a founding member of the group, he led the development of business strategies and techniques while working with major health systems throughout the U.S. In addition, Johnson played a lead role in winning services contracts for 26 million square feet of hospital, outpatient and medical office space; representing $570 million in managed annual facilities operations; and generating $74 million in annual revenue. Prior to CBRE, Johnson spent 10 years in the Real Estate Advisory Services practice at Ernst & Young and served as a combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army.
"Transwestern is strengthening its healthcare services capabilities in key markets throughout the country, and Atlanta is no exception," said Bruce Ford, president of Transwestern's Southeast region. "Jay possesses extensive industry expertise, and we are very excited to have him working with the Atlanta team in addition to his national role."
Transwestern currently has dedicated Healthcare Advisory Services teams in 17 markets across the U.S.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit transwestern.com and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.