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Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, Predicts Urgent Care Boom to Continue

YONKERS, NY (June 2021) — Healthcare real estate developer Joe Simone predicts that the urgent care center boom will continue in 2021.

“Urgent care centers and retail clinics continue to proliferate across the U.S. because patients are increasingly demanding convenience and affordability,” said Joe Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, a leading developer of healthcare facilities. “I see many opportunities for healthcare real estate developers in dense downtowns and urban centers as patients increasingly value proximity.”

Between 2013 and 2019, the number of urgent care centers rose from about 6,100 to 9,616, according to the Urgent Care Association.

“Much of this increase is due to patients’ unwillingness to schedule appointments days or weeks away,” said Joseph Simone. “On-demand healthcare is becoming the norm and all health providers must adjust their business models to this evolving reality.”

For urgent care facilities, location is paramount. The demand for urgent care in suburban shopping centers or retail corridors has motivated many communities to change their land-use rules to include medical practices where they formerly were not allowed. Landlords whose retail or commercial properties have become outdated are finding new tenants in the urgent care sector.

“Simone Development has been a leader in repurposing outdated buildings for new medical uses. Our Boyce Thompson Center in Yonkers, N.Y. is a model for an adaptive reuse that incorporates medical, retail, personal services, wellness and dining to create a regional destination,” said Joseph Simone. “I foresee my company going into our region’s dense downtowns to create new medical spaces that are easily accessible by foot and mass transit.”

About Simone Development Companies
Simone Development Companies is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in the acquisition and development of office, retail, industrial and healthcare properties in the New York tristate area. Headquartered in the Bronx, the privately held company owns and manages more than 6 million square feet of property in the Bronx, Westchester County, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. The company’s portfolio includes more than 100 properties and ranges from multibuilding office parks to retail and industrial space.
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