CBRE has hired First Vice President Kate Morris and Vice President Vince Femiano, the top healthcare tenant brokerage team in the local commercial real estate industry, to join the firm’s Healthcare Services Group in Phoenix, Ariz. The duo will focus their attention on the dynamic local healthcare market, and will be providing services to healthcare systems, practice groups, healthcare providers, medical building owners, and others in the ever-changing healthcare industry.

I’m excited to welcome Kate and Vince to the team. They are a perfect addition to our Healthcare Services Group,” said Craig Henig, CBRE’s senior managing director and Arizona market leader. “Their years of experience and skill sets make them a powerful partnership that will allow for unrivaled service to our clients in the healthcare sector.”

Morris and Femiano come to CBRE from Transwestern where they headed up the company’s Healthcare Practice Group in Phoenix. They specialize in tenant advisory services for healthcare and medical clients, and have established themselves as the preferred provider of healthcare real estate services for over 800 physicians in the local market. Among their many major assignments, they are responsible for the oversight of transactions for a six hospital healthcare system in Phoenix and a four hospital healthcare system in Chicago, Ill., serving as the single point-of-contact for all real estate related operations. Additionally, they are growing their agency platform and working with one of the leading healthcare REITs in the nation.

The duo specializes in offering all-encompassing real estate services to healthcare clients, with an emphasis on tenant advisory, agency and investment services. They are particularly well-versed in Stark compliance issues, as well as all aspects of leasing, building purchases, dispositions, strategic planning, transaction management, consulting and other facility-related transactions as they relate to medical service providers and healthcare organizations.

CBRE’s Healthcare Services Group provides a comprehensive real estate services offering to leading healthcare systems locally and across the country. CBRE’s integrated approach aids clients in reducing cost and unlocking capital, while being sensitive to the patient experience. Members of the Healthcare Services Group recognize the significant challenges facing the healthcare industry and the need to carefully balance cost management with patient satisfaction. An integrated approach to real estate services will allow Morris and Femiano to provide clients with innovative, market-leading solutions that leave no stones unturned in searching for economic opportunities.

Morris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

Femiano holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.