Two NexCore Healthcare Projects Named 2016 HREI Insights Awards™ Finalists
Avon, CO – Two healthcare facilities developed by NexCore Group have been honored as Finalists in Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ magazine’s annual, national awards program. NexCore, which is headquartered in Denver, developed the facilities in Avon and Lewis Center.
The HREI Insights Awards™ are the only national awards dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership. The awards are presented by Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ magazine, the first and only national magazine entirely devoted to covering HRE development, financing and investment.
Todd Varney, NexCore Managing Director Development and Acquisitions, noted, “We are very pleased that HREI magazine has honored two of NexCore’s projects – Buck Creek Medical Plaza and MC Fitness & Health – as Finalists in their prestigious annual awards program. NexCore always strives to help our clients realize their goals with high quality, cost-effective and efficient facilities that deliver excellent healthcare services in the communities they serve. These two facilities embody the realization of those goals.”
Buck Creek Medical Plaza, Avon, Colorado
A Finalist in the “Best New Medical Office Buildings (MOBs) and Other Outpatient Facilities (25,000 to 49,999 square feet)” Category, Buck Creek Medical Plaza is a $28 million, three-story, 48,300 square foot MOB and freestanding emergency department (FED)/urgent care center located in the heart of the Vail Valley. The facility, which opened in June 2016, realized the longstanding, elusive goal of a new, one-stop outpatient center in the Valley, further complicated by unique geography, topography and extremely high concentration of government-owned land.
In a unique collaboration, NexCore was able to secure the perfect 2.15-acre parcel through an ingenious and exemplary land swap that involved the Eagle River Fire Protection District, the City of Avon, and New York financier and Vail resident Oscar Tang, an individual highly committed to the Vail Valley, who owned adjacent land. NexCore fast-tracked its process and broke ground on Buck Creek seven months later.
With anchor tenants Centura Health and Colorado Mountain Medical, and other specialties such as physical therapy, dental and allergy, top-quality healthcare is being delivered to a Colorado mountain community that has been especially challenged by the changes in medical care during the past few years.
Buck Creek Medical Plaza’s centralized location with great visibility, beautiful views, access from U.S. Interstate 70 and free parking provides the kind of care the Vail Valley community demanded and deserved, while further establishing the area as a top-notch resort and residential community with quality healthcare, physicians and diversified jobs.
With its vibrant mix of providers, Buck Creek Medical Plaza was 94 percent leased at opening. The service mix creates a built-in referral network for tenants and is projected to generate 88,000 annual patient visits.
[Editor’s Note: Davis Partnership provided architectural services for the Buck Creek Medical Plaza.]
Image courtesy of NexCore Group LLC