Dave Baker, a 35+ year veteran in the healthcare real estate industry, has recently been named Senior Vice President of Development with Anchor Health Properties (Anchor). Based out of Seattle, Washington, Mr. Baker brings his robust, intimate understanding of healthcare operations and real estate strategy to further strengthen national and regional development services and facilitate alignment with new and existing client opportunities.
“Dave is a fantastic addition to our dedicated, comprehensive development team,” shared Katie Jacoby, Executive Vice President of Development and Strategy with Anchor. “His depth of experience and long-held relationships complement and enhance our platform at a time when providers and health systems are focused on deriving the greatest value from their physical space. His extensive involvement in so many critical facets of healthcare real estate make him a valuable addition to support the growth of our organization.”
As Anchor continues to expand its national footprint, Mr. Baker will be integral in driving the efforts to strengthen the Company’s overall presence. Providing strategic leadership to business development efforts, development operations, and capital relationships, he will support Anchor’s corporate strategy and mission to pursue better healthcare through real estate solutions.
Mr. Baker’s previous experience includes working with health systems to develop new healthcare facility environments, design and project management, and working with capital and financial models that best support the health system, physicians and providers and the communities in which they serve. His passion is creating healing hospitality environments and how they affect patient and visitor outcomes and best support the delivery of care.
Mr. Baker added, “Anchor has an excellent reputation throughout the healthcare real estate community and I am excited to join this team to help execute on the business and development plan for each facility. As we continue to innovate in response to the everchanging needs of healthcare, I am looking forward to forging and expanding relationships while growing our nationwide portfolio as we broaden our influence in this exciting sector.”
Mr. Baker is a member of and has been a national speaker and contributor with the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED), The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Health, and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Denver Medical Study Group, a national think tank within the healthcare industry. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University and has also completed Real Estate Investment and Tax programs through Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).