CHICAGO—A group of commercial real estate veterans formerly with Marcus & Millichap have founded a new Chicago-based national advisory firm that will focus on the healthcare sector, especially on what they say is the intersection between seniors housing and medical office buildings. Called Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, the Chicago-based firm will work with both investors and operators of seniors housing and healthcare real estate and also have offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, DC.

The healthcare real estate market is experiencing unprecedented growth, with 80 million Americans becoming senior citizens within the next 15 years, and, as a result, they will be utilizing more healthcare-related services,” says Jacob Gehl, managing director and founding partner of Blueprint. Gehl is currently an executive board member of the American Seniors Housing Association and most recently the first vice president at Marcus & Millichap, where he spent 13 years.

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