Debra Schooler joined the Transwestern’s Healthcare Advisory Services group as the vice president and national director of Healthcare Property Management on Monday.

Based in Phoenix, Schooler will support business development efforts while focusing on national healthcare real estate best practices and training across property and facilities management, lease administration and real estate compliance.

“As our healthcare portfolio has grown and the industry has become more complex, we recognized the importance of ensuring we continue to deliver the best information and service to our clients,” said Eric Johnson, national director of Healthcare Advisory Services at Transwestern. “Deb has an impeccable understanding of the unique issues and requirements for managing healthcare real estate, and we are certain her expertise will be a valuable asset to the healthcare providers and investors we serve.”

Schooler’s 23-year career in commercial real estate focused on healthcare for more than ten years most recently serving as director of healthcare real estate compliance for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

She will be working closely with the national director and managing director to focus on asset strategy, acquisition, disposition, capitalization, operations and maintenance for healthcare clients.