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Senator Frist and Governor Bredesen to Keynote BOMA International’s 2014 Medical Office Buildings Conference in Nashville

April 16, 2014

Must-Attend Healthcare Real Estate Gathering on Track for Highest Attendance in the Conference’s History
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 16, 2014) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is pleased to announce that former U.S. Senate Majority Leader William H. “Bill” Frist, M.D., and former Governor of Tennessee Philip Bredesen will be keynote speakers at BOMA International’s 2014 Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference in Nashville, Tenn., April 30 May 2 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
Both the Senator and Governor have impressive backgrounds in the political and medical/healthcare fields. Senator Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He is also a heart-lung transplant surgeon, founder of the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center and co-chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America. Governor Bredesen was Governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011 and is author of Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care Systems.
“We are privileged to have both Senator Frist and Governor Bredesen speaking at this year’s Medical Office Buildings Conference,” remarked Conference Co-Chair Laca Wong-Hammond, head of Healthcare Real Estate at Raymond James. “Their contributions to both public service and healthcare reinforce their dedication to working for the greater good of the American people. We look forward to hearing their insights on healthcare reform and health policy.”
The Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference is the industry’s largest and most respected gathering of healthcare real estate experts; registered attendance for this year’s conference has already exceeded attendance totals for all past conferences. Senior real estate executives, hospital and health system executives and professionals from all facets of the healthcare real estate sector attend this premier education and networking event to gain insight and new knowledge on healthcare industry issues and trends and the numerous implications for healthcare real estate.
“BOMA’s MOB Conference provides unequalled opportunity to make professional connections and learn about the evolving healthcare environment and how the new paradigm of healthcare delivery is impacting real estate decisions,” said Conference Co-Chair Neil Carolan, senior vice president of Development for Rendina Companies.
The three-day conference program includes keynote presentations, topical general sessions and breakout sessions organized in four education tracks: Capital Markets; Compliance & Regulations; Leasing & Management; and Provider Strategies. The general sessions will examine how providers are altering their strategies to survive and thrive amidst the Affordable Care Act; the vast challenges in rural healthcare delivery; how investor-owned healthcare operators are navigating industry challenges to create shareholder value; and how innovation in healthcare facility design is improving health outcomes.  Breakout session topics will include the investor marketplace, potential compliance pitfalls in healthcare real estate transactions and the new influx of non-traditional tenants in medical office buildings, to name just a few.
“Healthcare real estate continues to be one of the top performing asset classes,” commented BOMA International Chair Rich Greninger, CPM, managing director with Carr Properties. “The ongoing growth of the Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities Conference speaks to both the strength of the industry and the quality of the conference speakers and sessions. It is considered a must-attend by healthcare real estate professionals.”
For more information or to request press credentials for the conference, contact:

Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6352
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations and 14 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge. Learn more at