By: David Wilson, CCIM, Executive Vice President, Lockard Development
High traffic. Check. Clustered with other popular destinations. Check. Convenient parking, eye-catching signage and well-maintained surroundings. Check, check, check.
The criteria that influences where retailers decide to locate is now being used in the health care industry. Medical practices from general practitioners to specialists to urgent care centers are eschewing hospital and office park settings in favor of strip malls and shopping centers.
Several factors are driving the “retailization” of health care, including: