Work in progress for a client

Note the detail which provides a transition between the floating wood floor and the glass front offices. The detail originally specified was more like the simple wood strip at left. The new, substituted millwork does a better job hiding the gap and marking the change in materials and function. Attention to detail creates value for clients.


To Sell or Not to Sell? The New York County Medical Society Presents The Business Side of Medicine Series

To Sell or Not to Sell?

That's Only One of the Questions When Considering Selling Your Practice to a Hospital

Thursday, May 14, 2015
5:30 p.m. registration: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1095 Sixth Avenue (near 42 Street and Bryant Park)
New York, New York

Legal, Real Estate, and Financial Planning Experts
Tell You What Questions to Ask When You Make Your Decision

Scott Einiger, Esq., Einiger and Associates, Special Counsel to NYCMS

Marisa Manley, President, Commercial Tenant Real Estate Representation, LTD

Edward Alferoff, CFP, Vital Planning Group


Register with Lisa Joseph at (212) 684-4698, or email or fax to (212) 684-4741


Five ways to improve patient flow in healthcare facilities

No longer can healthcare practices rely on the single appointment and waiting room process. Managers of healthcare practices of all sizes and types increasingly recognize that effective patient flow is key to increasing revenue and improving efficiency for the practice and providing a positive experience for the patient. As the business manager of a fast-growing orthopedics group explained, “We have to get this right.”

In our increasingly busy lives, the experience of going to the doctor or treatment center is no longer simply making an appointment, and waiting to see a provider. Attention needs to be paid to how patients can move seamlessly from check-in to clinical practice areas to check-out, so that providers can operate efficiently and maximize time with patients.

When patients are treated in facilities and practices that minimize undue waiting, make destinations apparent and transitions comfortable, they feel respected and cared for. The result is happy, well-treated patients and enhanced practice revenue.

Here are five guidelines, developed from our experience, for ensuring good patient flow:

1) Clearly define patient destinations

Signage is the key. It may be as simple as lobby or parking lot signs directing patients to the correct floor or door. It may be signs within a practice clearly distinguishing check-in from check-out, or segregating patients by type of service needed.  

A suburban specialty practice group with four locations found that its patients prefer visiting their doctor at an older, smaller facility rather than the central office. According to one of the senior physicians it is because “they know just where to go. It is less stressful.”

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Phantom space. Can seemingly inanimate buildings grow?

CTRR tracked 50 randomly selected Midtown, Class A and B office buildings and found that almost three out of four (70%) of these properties were significantly larger in 2015 than they had been in 1990.

Over the last decade, building owners reported 42% of the properties to have grown by more than 5%.

Are these reported growth spurts accurate representations of the physical structures? Absolutely not.

For a complete copy of the study, and to find out how re-measured buildings affect tenants, contact Roni Alpert,, or call us at 212.684.4400