Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) (“the Company”), a self-managed healthcare properties REIT, announced today that the Company, through its operating partnership, Physicians Realty L.P., entered into and closed an Agreement of Sale and Purchase with Foundation Bariatric Real Estate of San Antonio, LLLP (the “Seller”) to purchase a surgical hospital located in San Antonio, Texas. The hospital totals approximately 46,000 square feet, is 100% occupied as of February 19, 2014 and is being acquired for approximately $18.9 million. The purchase price is payable in cash less approximately $10.8 million in assumed debt. The surgical hospital is leased to Foundation Bariatric Hospital of San Antonio, L.L.C.
In addition, on February 10, 2014, the Company agreed to purchase a nearby medical office building for $6.8 million in cash from Foundation Bariatric Real Estate of Huebner, L.P., an affiliate of the Seller. The acquisition of the medical office building is subject to customary closing conditions.
“We are proud to partner again with Foundation Healthcare, Inc., (OTC:FDNH) by working with them to recapitalize the ownership of the real estate leased to Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio. Foundation developed this facility in 2007, and today, through a wholly owned subsidiary, owns 51% of the hospital operating company with 19 surgeons owning the remaining 49%. The surgeons who own and practice at the hospital include specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedics, bariatrics, urology and general surgery”, said John T. Thomas, President and CEO of Physicians Realty Trust.
Stanton Nelson, Foundation Healthcare's CEO, added, “We continue to grow and see additional opportunities to expand our company around the country. Physicians Realty Trust is a partner that we and our physician partners trust as owners of the surgical and medical office buildings in which we practice, allowing us to focus our time and capital on providing the highest quality health care services. Going forward, we will continue to look for opportunities to work with Physicians Realty.”
About Physicians Realty Trust
Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare. The Company intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
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John T. Thomas, President and CEO
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