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Palms Medical Group leases 24,335 ± SF Medical Office space at Hampton Oaks

Gainesville, Fla. –  March 3, 2020 – The GNV Commercial Advisory Team  (Owner Rep) and the Hurst Harrell Team (Tenant Rep) at Colliers in Gainesville, FL are pleased to announce the successful lease of Hampton Oaks to The Palms Medical Group. Hampton Oaks is a 24,335± SF medical office building located off of SW 62nd Boulevard just 0.8 miles from North Florida regional Medical Center, and 1.3 miles from I-75. The lease was executed on March 2nd.  

The Hurst Harrell Team was tasked in locating a prominent medical office building for Palms Medical Group (PMG.) PMG is a not-for-profit health care provider committed to bringing quality, affordable primary care to the communities of North Florida. With over 15 locations, they excel in delivering the support and treatment their patients need with convenience and accessibility. The challenge here was finding the perfect location given an extremely limited inventory of medical office spaces to suit the size requirements for PMG. The GNV Commercial Advisory Team and The Hurst Harrell Team, both associated with the Colliers Gainesville office, facilitated negotiations for the transaction and managed the transaction process and communication flow with each party.

“The office market, both nationally and locally, has been extremely challenged by the effects of COVID-19 as many businesses are rethinking how to efficiently use office space. One of the primary sectors that is growing amidst the pandemic is the medical industry and we were happy to represent Palms Medical Group to continue their mission of offering affordable and timely health care services to our community.” – Jason Hurst (Colliers) 

“It was a pleasure to represent the owners of a building that has served the community well for the many years that UF Health and related medical service providers have occupied the building.  To now have Palms Medical Group to be within the facility allows the community continued access to health care in a convenient and strategic location.”  - Rory Causseaux (Colliers) 

For further information, please contact: 
Debbie Wilkinson 
Phone: 352-420-9889 

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Jason Hurst is a Chicagoland native who graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with a Masters of Business Administration from the School of Business & Industry at Florida A&M University with a concentration in Finance.  He has 7 years of successful experience with a variety of Fortune 100 companies such as Pfizer, Inc., JP Morgan, and State Farm Insurance.  Jason began his career as a Private Wealth analyst in Manhattan with JP Morgan Private Bank and has endeavored into both finance and sales during his corporate career.  Jason also has experience as a savvy entrepreneur as he has run three successful businesses across various industries throughout the State of Florida. Jason served for six years as a Director and Senior Vice President at Avison Young as a leading Agency Leasing broker for the Florida Retail Team. Jason had the pleasure of representing institutional clients such as Kimco Properties, Regency Centers, Site Centers, Washington Prime and several private shopping center owners throughout the state of Florida.  Personally, Jason serves on the City of Gainesville Plan Board and as an active member of ICSC and ULI North Florida Chapter, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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As the Senior Vice President of the Gainesville office for Colliers, Dan leads the firm's presence in Alachua County and the surrounding sub-markets by providing commercial real estate solutions for his clients. His team specializes in commercial and land transactions (sales & leasing) including office, retail, industrial, and multi-family. With well over 100 years of combined local knowledge and service, they strive to continuously raise the bar for their clientele. 

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Rory graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in civil engineering and has spent the past 35 years in Gainesville as a professional consultant in the land-development industry. Shortly following his graduation, Rory founded CHW Professional Consultants. Serving the company for the last 30 years, Rory’s roles shifted from Vice to President, to CEO and later to Founder. Under Rory’s leadership, the company grew from 13 employees to 85 employees and increased its gross revenue to well over $10 million.

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