HOUSTON-GlobeSt.com caught up with Michael Brownexecutive director, business development with locally based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s to pick his brains about trends in healthcare real estate, how politics might influence these trends and what MD Anderson, specifically, is doing. Brown will be sharing his views and comments on the panel “Provider Update: Hospital Systems & Evolving Real Estate Needs,” at the upcoming RealShare Medical Office Buildings, Nov. 7-8, in Scottsdale, AZ.

GlobeSt.com: We’re a little more than a week away from the general election. How is that impacting hospitals and the healthcare industry?

Mike Brown: The Republicans have made it clear the intention to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but what it becomes replaced with is the big question. If Obama is re-elected, we could see a pick-up in real estate development. Right now the main hesitation is that it doesn’t make sense to expand services associated with the law, as written, if the law isn’t going to be in place. Issues such as reimbursement and program development are some of the things community hospitals are looking at. 

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