ShareMD, a healthcare real estate and physician practice solution company with corporate offices in Alpharetta, Georgia, has closed escrow on a three-building, 177,358-square-foot medical office campus situated on ten acres in Miami. ShareMD was represented by FIP Commercial President/Broker Roy Faith. The seller was a private ownership entity. The purchase marks ShareMD’s second purchase of a healthcare portfolio in South Florida, following its purchase in November 2019 of a two building, 104,000-square-foot portfolio in Miami. Earlier, in February of this year, ShareMD purchased a 20-story, 498,000 square foot medical/professional tower in Jacksonville. ShareMD has acquired a dozen healthcare and medical/professional properties in the past two years totaling 750,000 square feet in Florida alone, separate from its 170,000-square-foot California healthcare portfolio. ShareMD is funded by private equity firm Martis Capital.
“We’re excited to continue ShareMD’s growth in the healthcare facility sector with this acquisition,” said ShareMD’s Chairman and CEO, John Bardis. Bardis, the former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Health & Human Services as well as the founder and former head of MedAssets, continued, “ShareMD provides a range of healthcare space and technology solutions, and this addition to our portfolio provides for additional capabilities in the South Florida marketplace.”
“We were attracted to this opportunity to further expand our portfolio in South Florida,” said ShareMD founder and Chief Investment Officer, George Scopetta. “And, our team’s private equity backing and our track record of nearly a million square feet of properties purchased over the past two years provided the seller with confidence that we could close quickly, and with certainty.”
FIP Commercial’s parent company, The Faith Group, recently developed developed a 105,000-square-foot medical office building. Aventura Medical Tower is a Class A medical condo building and some purchase and lease opportunities remain. Aventura’s first medical condo project is located in the Aventura Hospital District at 2801 NE 213th Street in Aventura. The Group also owns seven additional medical office buildings in South Florida, including Venture Center I and II, International City Building I and II, Medical and Executive Center of Aventura, Olympic Professional Offices, Parcel Square Offices.
“This completion of this deal shows the strength of the medical sector,” added Faith. “Even during a pandemic, we managed to successfully close in a timely and efficient manner. Both the Buyer and Seller understood the current climate and managed to close before the expected closing date, which really is a credit to all involved. The healthcare sector continues to be a very sought-after type of asset class especially given where we are today. We have been seeing a lot of interest in MOBs – not just recently, but for a number of years.”
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