SAN DIEGO—Building healthcare facilities away from acute-care centers eliminates the need for some rigorous and costly OSHPD requirements, making development more profitable, Lankford & Associates‘ president and CEO Robert Lankford tells As we recently reported, the firm, along with HP Investors LLC, recently broke ground on a build-to-suit relocation project for health system Sharp Rees-Stealy in Rancho Bernardo that will include 100,000 square feet of medical-office space in a three-story building accompanied by an approximate 400-space multi-level parking structure and an additional 100 at-grade parking spaces. We spoke exclusively with Lankford about the demand for medical-office space in the San Diego market and what type of space these tenants are seeking. How is the demand for medical-office space in the San Diego market changing with shifts in the sector?

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