15 real estate
strategies that boost healthcare margins

Practical approaches to strengthen your financial position

According to the American Hospital Association, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an estimated loss of $323.1 billion for hospitals and health systems in 2020. And if infection rates continue to surge, it could end up being much more. By implementing a thoughtful approach to your real estate and facilities, you can start reducing costs and recapturing revenue. For example, effective portfolio optimization can reduce real estate costs from 10% to 30%. The key is to move quickly and strategically.

In this fiscally challenging environment, reducing operating costs and generating top-line revenue is more critical than ever — and your real estate should be part of the solution to restoring your financial stability.

Our comprehensive guidebook, 15 real estate strategies that boost healthcare margins gives you numerous options to help you reduce your costs, recapture your revenue and thrive, including:

  • Leveraging portfolio analytics to align your real estate with your strategy
  • Understanding and benchmarking your occupancy costs
  • Leasing or disposing of excess assets
  • Reviewing lease agreements for hidden opportunities
  • Revisiting the cost-effectiveness of leasing vs. owning
  • Reducing energy costs through alternative energy partnerships
  • Permanently adopting remote working policies for administrative staff
  • Adopting a “systemness” centralized facility management approach
  • Partnering with an FM service provider
  • Taking advantage of variable labor for capital projects
  • Prioritizing capital projects with data-driven planning
  • Accelerating your capital program
  • Extract value from unused owned spaces
  • Monetize excess land to drive new revenue and synergies
  • Boosting productivity in underutilized properties

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