Chris Witcher

CHRIS WITCHER, CCIM

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Newmark Knight Frank
Global Healthcare Services
cwitcher@ngkf.com 
770.552.2478

EXPERIENCE

2011 - Present

Associate Director, Global Healthcare Services

1995-2011

Caddie, East Lake Golf Club

2007-2011

Supervisor, Jerry Dilts & Associates

EDUCATION

Chris has a BBA in Finance and Real Estate, Georgia State University. He also holds a CCIM designation.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Health Care Real Estate

  • Portfolio Planning

  • Tenant Advisory

  • Development

  • Asset Monetization

  • Financial Modeling

  • Contract Negotiations

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

As an Associate Director with Global Healthcare Services (“GHS”), Chris works with healthcare providers to develop and execute a real estate strategy that will align with the strategic, operational and financial goals of the organization. Chris acts as a strategic advisor to physician groups and health systems, advising on portfolio strategy and management, market and location strategy, acquisitions and dispositions, asset monetizations, and lease and contract negotiations.

During his time with GHS, Chris’ experience includes:

  • Developing and executing a portfolio plan for a large health system that would consolidate and reduce cost for the client’s real estate footprint around their main hospital campuses and provided market and site analysis for an ambulatory growth plan throughout their metropolitan area. The portfolio plan involved 700,000 square feet and 50+ lease and property acquisitions and dispositions.

  • Currently overseeing portfolio management for a number of regional multilocation medical practices providing portfolio strategy along with execution of lease transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, and sale-leasebacks.

  • To begin his career, Chris leased several REIT-owned medical office portfolios totaling more than 500,000 square feet.

In addition, Chris has also been involved in over 200,000 SF of medical office development, assisting the team and his clients in all phases of the development process, including strategy, site selection, deal structure, financing, selecting the design and construction team, leasing, and sales/marketing.

Chris is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and actively volunteers with the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee of East Lake, and is on the leadership committee of The Friends of The First Tee of East Lake.

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