SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20, 2014 –
Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB) announced that its Executive Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Rosenthal has received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Healthcare Real Estate Insights in its inaugural HREI Insights Awards.
The HREI Insights Awards, the first awards totally dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership, are presented by Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI), a national magazine that covers HRE development, financing and investment.
“Our team at PMB is very pleased that Bob was chosen to receive this well-deserved industry award,” says Mark Toothacre, President of PMB. “Bob founded and built PMB into one of the most significant third-party developers, owners and managers of medical office buildings on the West Coast. He also is an important leader in the healthcare real estate industry and many of the HRE strategies he devised decades ago are still routinely being used today.”
“I am very humbled to receive the HREI Insights Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Mr. Rosenthal. “Over the years I’ve been fortunate to work with the highest-quality HRE professionals and on a wide variety of challenging projects in an industry that I love. I want to thank HREI magazine for the recognition as well as all the colleagues who have sent me their best wishes and congratulations.”
“Bob is not only a true pioneer and visionary in the world of healthcare real estate, he is also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever hope to meet” says HREI Publisher and Founding Editor Murray W. Wolf. “Those of us who have had the opportunity to get to know Bob over the years certainly agree that the judges made an excellent choice.”
Mr. Rosenthal graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in architecture and worked in Chicago and Madison, Wis., where he opened his own architectural practice that specialized almost exclusively in healthcare design. He then moved to San Diego where worked for other firms before founding PMB. Over the years, PMB has grown from 32 professionals to more than 105.
Mr. Rosenthal pioneered the hospital-based, developer-owned medical office building and developed many creative financing strategies to assist hospitals and healthcare systems build affordable outpatient buildings. He developed the “Smart Hospital” in 1984 that separated hospital services into different classes of construction, thereby reducing the total cost.
He has spoken at many healthcare real estate conferences and published 17 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Academy of Architecture for Health, accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and licensed to practice architecture in six states. Mr. Rosenthal is semi-retired and spends his time making large-scale sculptures and underwater videos. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including six grandsons, playing tennis and fishing from his boat the Sea Rose.