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chi-JLL_AdventistHealthWhiteMemorialMedicalCenterHospital Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Adventist Health hired JLL to provide real estate and consulting services for its West Coast hospitals.

CHICAGO—The term “placemaking” has become the latest buzzword in commercial real estate. It normally applies to mixed-use developments or modern offices that tenants hope will help attract and retain talent. However, many believe other facilities also need to be something other than utilitarian. Hospitals, for example, were once seen as cold, antiseptic buildings. But recent developments in the field have made it imperative that healthcare property managers increase their appeal. In fact, a new report from Chicago-based JLL shows making hospitals into a more pleasant and orderly place may save lives.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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