Scott Peters is CEO of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., a leading owner of medical office buildings in the U.S.
Q Healthcare is changing in the U.S., led by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. HTA has a front row seat as one of the largest dedicated owners of medical office buildings in the U.S. What are the biggest changes you are seeing?
A The biggest change we’ve seen, certainly over the last two or three years, is that from a commercial real estate perspective now on-campus or medical office buildings that are across the street are really becoming core critical. That’s a key location now for (physicians’ and healthcare systems’) efficiency and for their ability to be cost effective when they deliver their services to patients.