Projects helping to backfill former retail space & expand healthcare real estate services.
Stirling Properties, in partnership with Ochsner Health System, has developed three new Ochsner Health facilities to serve the greater New Orleans area. Located in Covington, Slidell and Metairie, the facilities will be completed and open to the public by the end of the year.
- A Pediatrics Center is located in River Chase Shopping Center at I-12 and E. Brewster Road in Covington. The 18,000-square-foot clinic opened on November 17th along Brewster Rd. immediately next to Target. In addition to a state-of-the-art Pediatrics clinic, this space also includes the Live Oak Pediatric Rehab Center, one of a kind in St. Tammany Parish. Rozas Ward is the Architect, and Donahue Favret is the General Contractor for the development.
- A Multi-use Clinic including pediatrics, behavioral health, women’s and primary care services is located in Oakridge Place Shopping Center at 800 Metairie Road in Metairie. The 12,450-square-foot clinic will replace two former retail spaces on the end cap of the shopping center. Construction is complete, and the clinic is expected to open on December 14th. The General Contractor is Ryan Gootee General Contractor, and Rozas Ward is the Architect on the project.
- A Physical Therapy and Training Clinic is rounding out construction in Plaza 190 Shopping Center located at 128 Gause Boulevard in Slidell. The 15,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in mid-December. The General Contractor is Clement Construction, and Grace Hebert Curtis serves as the Architect on the project.
Stirling Properties is serving as the developer, leasing agent and landlord in all three projects.
“Very similar to the last mile in retail, the healthcare delivery system is changing. It’s all about getting the product to the consumer in the shortest amount of time. That means connecting with them closer to where they live, in their neighborhoods and communities. In commercial real estate, there is substantial growth in the integration of healthcare in the retail setting. Clinics providing same-day urgent care, primary care, specialty care, and wellness services have boomed over the last few years,” said Townsend Underhill, President of Development with Stirling Properties.
Stirling Properties has tailored its business model to meet the increased demands for advisory and healthcare real estate services. The company assists its healthcare partners with development & redevelopment, site selection, master planning, brokerage & lease negotiation, entitlements, financing, design & construction management and asset & property management to provide a comprehensive, holistic approach.
Stirling Properties currently has over 2 million square feet of projects under development/redevelopment, totaling nearly $196 million—of which almost half is in the healthcare sector. Other notable healthcare projects include facilities management of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Shreveport; the acquisition and redevelopment of the former Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe; the development of four Ochsner Kidney Care Clinics in the Greater New Orleans Area; the development of St. Tammany Cancer Center in Covington; and the development of Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove in Baton Rouge, to name a few.