Stage Equity Partners, LLC is a private real estate investment firm specializing in healthcare real estate assets. Brian Howard founded Stage to generate significant, long-term yields by focusing on America's growing healthcare economy.
Based in Chicago, with a regional office in Texas, Stage acquires, develops and operates medical facilities that are generally smaller in size and scope than assets targeted by healthcare REITs. By focusing on a fragmented industry niche, Stage has been able to aggregate a portfolio of Class A medical facilities in a relatively short period of time. Stage's portfolio includes tenants such as S&P AA rated hospital systems, leading physician groups and national medical service providers.
Stage's portfolio presently includes assets in Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Wisconsin. By focusing exclusively on healthcare properties and with a hands-on management approach, Stage is able to operate each facility in order to provide the highest satisfaction for its medical tenants and their patients. Combined with strategic location relevance and synergistic tenant mix, Stage is able to compress vacancy risks and generate substantial risk adjusted financial returns.