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ShareMD, a healthcare real estate and physician practice solution company with corporate office in Alpharetta, Georgia, has closed escrow on a 33,974-square-foot multi-tenant medical office atop .97 acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Benjamin Silver of Marcus & Millichap represented both Buyer and Seller. The purchase price was not disclosed.

This purchase represents the ninth medical office property purchased by ShareMD in the past eighteen months, and increases ShareMD’s total portfolio to fifteen properties and approximately one million square feet of owned healthcare real estate assets in Florida and California. 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”.

ShareMD has acquired a dozen healthcare and medical/professional properties in the past two years totaling almost 850,000 sf in Florida in addition to its 170,000 sf California healthcare portfolio.

“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 one million square feet of properties purchased over the past three years provided the seller with confidence that we could close quickly, and with certainty.”

The purchase was financed by a loan from American National Insurance Company facilitated by Pacific Southwest Realty Services (PSRS) Genworth Life Insurance Company. Greenberg Traurig provided legal counsel, and title services were provided by Chicago Title. Additional purchase transaction support was provided by ShareMD Asset Management, a healthcare facility-focused management company which also manages ShareMD’s bicoastal portfolio.

 

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Easton & Associates advised ShareMD, a healthcare real estate and physician practice solution company, on the value-add acquisition of a 31,747-square-foot medical office building in Boynton Beach, Florida. ShareMD paid $6.45 million in the off-market deal that closed May 21. The seller was Redfearn Capital.

The two-story building, located at 2828 S. Seacrest Boulevard, across the street from Bethesda Hospital East, is approximately 84% occupied. It is anchored by Orthopaedic Surgery Associates. Other key tenants include an imaging center, rehab center and an OBGYN clinic.

“Boynton Beach’s robust population growth and the building’s proximity to a major hospital owned by Baptist Health, fits perfectly with ShareMD’s investment strategy to acquire on-campus medical office assets in South Florida,” said LaBreche, who represents ShareMD throughout Florida. “By investing capital to modernize the building, my client hopes to improve occupancy and drive rent growth over time.”

Alpharetta, Georgia-based ShareMD has been making a big push into Florida to roll out its co-working medical suite concept which is already up and running in five Southern California locations. The company builds out clinical space for doctors and other medical professionals and then leases it by the half-day, day, week or month—allowing physicians to expand their geographic reach and save money by not being tied into long-term rents.

The Boynton Beach transaction represents the seventh medical building acquired by ShareMD in the past 20 months and increases its portfolio to 13 properties and over a million square feet of owned healthcare assets in Florida and California.