NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 REAL ESTATE FORUM
$182.5-million portfolio of Midwest nursing homes for $180,000 per licensed bed, which is about double the industry average. Working
closely with Myers and Jandris is Charles Hilding, vice president of investments. A specialist in the sale of seniors housing and long-term care
facilities, Hilding has underwritten more than $5 billion in seniors housing assets since joining the firm in 2011.
Another key way in which this team has influenced the industry is their training and mentoring of many of the top advisors in this
space, including many now-competitors. Perhaps the most significant change they’ve brought to fore, though, is the dismantling of the
“good old boy” network among buyers and sellers by introducing new players to the process who compete based on their qualifications
and merits of their offers, and not on personal relationships with the seller or broker. Ultimately “the big boys” of this network accepted
and even began to respect Myers and Jandris for leveling the playing field because the process is now transparent and based on merit.
On the medical office side, Ryan Gonzales, a senior investment associate, is recognized as an expert in his field of medical office and
government services administration investment sales and has made a significant impact in just a few years with the firm.
He long ago recognized important trends shaping the direction of the healthcare real estate market, including mergers among healthcare companies, emerging technologies and the rise in outpatient patient services. He also saw how these dynamics would strengthen
optimism for medical office properties among both experienced and new investors. As such, Gonzales garnered extensive transaction
experience specific to the unique requirements of healthcare properties and investors and tenaciously developed the GSA sector. The
move paid off: Gonzales holds the top spot in the 2018 ranking of the firm’s Healthcare Real Estate Group (HREG) nationwide.
Ryan Gonzales Charlie Hilding Alan L. Pontius Mark L. Myers Joshua Jandris
Plaza Cos. has earned a reputation as a leader in the medical office community.
Plaza Cos. began in 1982 with the development of the Plaza Del Rio campus in
Peoria, a 184-acre multi-use commercial real estate project that has been one of
the anchors of the West Valley economy. Plaza’s portfolio has grown steadily
over the years, and today the company owns, develops, leases and manages
properties throughout the Valley—including some of the state’s most high-pro-
Since its inception, the firm has established a track record as a competitive
and conscientious real estate firm with partnerships throughout the industries
it serves. Also well known is its leadership team—president and CEO Sharon
Harper; Megan Reeves, EVP of brokerage services; EVP Larry Pinalto; and
Peggy Maxwell, senior property management strategist.
Plaza Cos. has developed, acquired, managed and created value for a significant portfolio of medical office, senior housing and biotech product. It
owns, provides leasing services or manages in excess of 10 million square feet,
via partnerships and relationships with physicians, hospitals, financial institutions, REITs and private equity investors.
The company has an innovative physician investment model on many of
its MOB properties that has led to some beneficial par tnerships. Equipped
with significant capital and decades of experience, the company also offers
its partners financial support, strategic guidance, and a significant network
of meaningful contacts. Its portfolio shows that that Plaza Cos. and its team
possess the knowledge, experience and ability to deliver complex projects
and provide services for even the most discerning clients. The company also
has a significant property management portfolio in the medical office marketplace, with more than one million square feet of such space under management throughout the Greater Phoenix region.
Additionally, Plaza Cos. has been on the leading edge of several new medical office projects over the past several years. One of
the highlights of this activity includes the TGen Building in Downtown Phoenix, which has made headlines for being at the forefront of groundbreaking medical research worldwide. Plaza Cos. property management team oversees the building, which contains
both office space and complex laboratory and research environments.