SAN DIEGO—Modern medical technological advances and increasedefficiency demands are creating a greater need forrenovations to medical-officebuildings, Pacific Building Group'spresident Jim Roherty tells GlobeSt.com.After the company's completion of a full renovation of a 25,000-square-foot spacefor Imaging HealthcareSpecialists in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, wespoke exclusively with Roherty about repurposing obsolete medicalbuildings for modern use.

GlobeSt.com: Is the process of repurposing oldmedical buildings for modern user common in the San Diegomarket?

Roherty: It's becoming more common,and it's driven by the technology curve withmedical equipment like MRIs, x-ray machines and CT scans, which ischanging like your TV set. Nothing happened for 15 years, and thenevery two years, the technology changes. The same is true withmedical office, especially with imaging centers. Medical offices ingeneral need to be able to keep up with the current technology.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.