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Leadership Luncheon – Medical Real Estate and Innovation

February 22
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027 United States


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Leadership Luncheon – Medical Real Estate and Innovation

Even before Amazon announced its desire to build a second headquarters, Houston’s health care industry and its leaders like Texas Medical Center were diversifying its built environment to attract the most innovative companies of all sizes. How has the emergence of an “Innovation Corridor” concept influenced this effort? What can we learn from other cities across the country and beyond who are launching similar initiatives? Join Bill McKeon, CEO for the Texas Medical Center, and Eric Johnson, National Director of Healthcare for Transwestern, as they discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities.



William F. McKeon
President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Medical Center

William “Bill” McKeon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Medical Center. He is responsible for driving strategic, operational and programmatic initiatives across the Texas Medical Center’s member institutions to enhance its leadership position in the life sciences. McKeon joined the Texas Medical Center in 2013 as executive vice president, chief operating and strategy officer.

McKeon has served as an executive for some of the leading companies and institutions in the world, including DuPont, Stanford University Medical Center, Raytel, US Oncology and Medtronic. His experience as a President and CEO includes heading up industry-changing companies MicroPort Medical Co. in Shanghai and Cellnovo in London.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in legal studies from Roger Williams University and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco – School of Management.


Eric Johnson
National Director – Healthcare, Transwestern

Eric has worked with a variety of institutional owners, including Memorial/Hermann Hospital System, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Health Care Properties, Inc. and CHI/St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System.

Under his direct supervision, the Houston Healthcare Investment Sales Team has closed 35 medical assets totaling 2.1 Million Square Feet of hospitals, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and general purpose medical office buildings over the past three years. The cumulative value of these sales transactions totaled over $400 million.

Eric has completed medical brokerage and lease transactions, with such medical anchor tenants as Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann Health System, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Services and Kelsey Seybold Clinic. Eric’s healthcare team has preleased over 800,000 square feet of speculative medical office space in new development projects in the past five years.


Abbey Roberson
Vice President of Planning, Texas Medical Center

Abbey Roberson joined the Texas Medical Center in February 2016 as the vice president of planning, focusing primarily on design and development plans for TMC3 and identifying opportunities for enhancing the TMC campus.

Prior to joining the TMC team, Roberson spent 12 years at HOK in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Houston, where she led a planning and landscape architecture team. With a specialty in urban design, master planning and urban infill developments, her experience includes serving clients on a broad range of projects, from district plans and mixed use developments to campuses and communities in cities across the country and around the world.

She is an active member of the Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute and volunteers extensively with the Junior League of Houston, Inc. Roberson earned a Master of City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.


11:30 am – Networking
12:00 am – Program Starts
1:15 pm – Program Concludes


Pricing: Members Non Members
Private/Public $65 $90
Nonprofit $55 $80
Under 35 $40 $55
Student $40 $55
Retired $40 n/a
Table Sponsorship
(10 tickets, best available reserved table w/ signage)

Annual sponsorship benefits apply. Table sponsorships are available.
Please contact Logan Beszterda to use your tickets or to purchase a table.

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