The Dialogue with Holly Sparks

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 28th installment visiting with Holly Sparks, CPM, Operations Manager of Realty Trust Group, which assists tenants, physicians, hospital clients and the community to make better real estate decisions.
 
What does the Realty Trust Group do? Since our inception in 1998, Realty Trust Group has become one of the most experienced and knowledgeable real estate advisory firms in the healthcare industry. Our philosophy is to provide innovative solutions to the complex and challenging issues found in today's healthcare real estate market. These solutions include strategic campus and facility planning, portfolio optimization, portfolio monetization, project development, site analysis and acquisition, property and asset management, transaction services, fair market value opinions and many other ideas and services.
 
What other things does Realty Trust Group focus on? Our company focuses on the "who" rather than the "what. Having the right employees, and having a set of core values have given us the skills necessary to run this business. Our core values consist of our Client Relationships, Integrity, Quality Assurance, a Culture of Self-Motivation and Execution, the ability to Encourage and Embrace Change and always remembering the Big Picture.
 
Who are your clients? Our client base is approximately 60% Hospitals/Health Systems and 40% Physician Practices.
 
What's made the largest impact on your business? The Affordable Care Act has been a factor and has impacted developers, owners and tenants. Technology is also a big factor for healthcare real estate. Medical Office buildings are being transformed into innovation centers, as opposed to your traditional spaces with magazine racks and medical charts.
 
 

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