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Event Details

  Wednesday, May 18th  
  Builtworlds Media  

1260 West Madison

  Chicago, IL 60607  

Access to Builtworlds

Free Parking on Site
Morgan (Green & Pink Lines)

  7:45 to 8:30 AM:
Registration / Networking
  8:30 AM to Noon:
Morning Sessions

Noon to 12:45 PM:
Luncheon / Networking

  12:45 to 3:45 PM:
Afternoon Sessions


  Learn & Network in the New Builtworlds' Headquarters  
  You’ll convene at the spacious new home of BuiltWorlds, a multimedia company that offers news, analysis, and events that promote innovation and connections within the built environment and beyond.  



Registration Fees



In Advance-IFMA Professional Member; HCI, HESNI, or AIA Member  



In Advance-Non-Member

  $249 All attendees registering after May 11th  
*GROUP RATE: 25% discount for full day attendees who register as a group of 4+
Educational Credits
  Earn Up to 5 Hours - Credit is Available for:  
IFMA - CFM Points
Engineers - PDH Hours

Industry Partners

- Aridus  
- Blue Pillar  
- BSA Life Structures  
- Camfil  
- Cicero's Development Corp.  
- DIRTT/Corporate Concepts  
- DuPont Building Innovations  
- Gensler  
- Mortenson  
- Sika Sarnafil  
- ThyssenKrupp Elevator  
Media Partners

Education Partner


    May 18, 2016 - Chicago   Learn More About Our Speakers

    Attendee: “Perfect balance of focusing on healthcare real estate and covering all aspects linked to it such as trends, practices, strategy"

Panelist: "This was the most fun I’ve had doing these types of things. The format wasn’t like the usual things I do"

    Morning Sessions

What’s Hot, What’s Not in Healthcare Real Estate – A Candid Off-Script Dialogue with Senior Leaders
Competition, consolidation, and changing economics are forcing a dramatic rethink of the healthcare we’ve known for the past century. No formal presentations in this session – just tough questions and real answers. Be sure to take notes as we dig deep into the current thinking of strategic leaders on future size, scope, floor configuration, and location.

-Jim Bicak, Vice President at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System
-Saliba Kokaly, MBA, MSEE, LEED AP, CHSP, CHFM, Vice President of Facilities, Swedish Covenant Hospital
-Elizabeth Melas, LEED AP, Director of Capital Projects, Rush University Medical Center

Mining Demographic & Medical Data to Find Gold in Healthcare Real Estate
See how the latest in the science of demographics, GIS, and “Big Medical Data” can uncover whether your new healthcare project is in the right place at the right time; or if an existing project is missing a great opportunity, or past its financial prime.
-Tod Fetherling, CEO of Perception Health, based in Nashville

Winners, Losers and Shifting Thoughts of Healthcare Leaders Since Kick-In of ACA
-Results of Healthcare Leaders Survey Commissioned by Mortenson Construction with Larry Arndt, General Manager of Chicago office
-Mike Wood, MD, CHC, MSM, ARRT, President of IFMA HealthCare Institute

Best of TED: Latest Research, Design & Construction Solutions
Quick-hitting TED format sessions give you the latest research, and innovative solutions you can start using immediately.


  • The Hospital Left Behind- A Twist on Repurposing Abandoned Hospitals with Tama Duffy Day, Principal, Leader of the Global Health & Wellness Practice, Gensler

  • Reimagining Outpatient Care Facilities for the Future with Kristin Moore, Director of Healthcare, DIRTT Environmental Solutions

  • Breathing New Life into Aging Healthcare Facilities

    Afternoon Sessions

Surviving (and Thriving) from Merger & Acquisition Shakeouts

Hospital mergers and acquisition of physician practices are forcing a top to bottom reevaluation of every piece of the bricks and mortar delivery model, and equipment in healthcare. Pickup strategies and tactics that worked recently.
-Jim Medendorp, Vice President, Kaufman Hall& Associates, and member of the firm’s Strategic and Financial Planning practice

Healthcare Real Estate Market Trends–What the Data Really Means
Get the latest research and analysis on what’s currently happening in the healthcare real estate market and where healthcare systems and investors can profit.


Negotiating Healthcare Leases

  • The Regulatory Traps that are Snaring Landlords and Tenants in Clinics and MOBs

  • Leasing Strategies that Create Flexibility and Yield Win-Win Deals

  • Averting T/I Build Out Problems and Disputes in Leased Healthcare Facilities

  • Hot Button Issues in Leasing Outpatient Care Facilities in Retail and Office Buildings

-B. Alan Whitson, RPA, Author of “327 Questions to Ask Before You Sign A Lease” and “Understanding Regulatory Issues in Leasing Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities”

-Wilkingson Germain, Senior Investment Officer, Medical Buildings, Ventas

-Mark Johnson, CPM, Executive Vice President/Healthcare Services, Avison Young
-Theodore Yi, Partner, Quarles and Brady

    Who Should Attend
    Hospital, Healthcare System, and Physician Group: Senior healthcare executives and trustees, finance, real estate and facilities professionals, strategic planners, in-house architects

Design/Build: Architects, designers, engineers, and contractors

Real Estate: Developers, investors, REITs, lenders, real estate brokers, accountants, lawyers, consultants, appraisers, title insurance companies, property and casualty insurers, valuation specialists

    Presented By
    The educational team at the Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute and the Health Care Institute of IFMA are committed to delivering high quality educational events in local venues throughout North America.