The irony of taking home DMCAR’s 2017 Heavy Hitters award was not lost on Patricia Wassik as she was recognized as Denver’s top producing small shop broker for the second time. When accepting the award, Wassik shared with the crowd of Denver brokers that her niche as a healthcare real estate broker was more than apropos given the challenges she faced in 2017.
“I am always incredibly thankful for my career in the healthcare world. But especially so this past year as I battled my own health problems for the first six months of the year. I knew who to call and doctors who had been clients now became my own personal care team.”
Known as a fighter amongst her peers, employees, friends, and family, it couldn’t have been more fitting that Wassik walked off the stage to “Fight Song” – and fight she certainly did in 2017.
Wassik was recognized by the DMCAR organization as Denver’s top producing small shop broker – meaning a firm with five brokers or less. Notable deals included the sale of Wellington Medical Center to Banner Health as development briskly continues up the I-25 corridor. But the project that meant the most to Wassik was her lease renewal for Littleton Pediatrics. While not the highest grossing deal, Wassik thrives when she has the opportunity to help physicians who represent the type of patient care delivery she would want for her own family. Wassik also welcomed a new client to the Health Connect Properties portfolio as her team took over the property management and leasing for Longmont United Hospital, the second hospital in her wide-ranging client base.
As the Heavy Hitter winner in 2013 and a finalist in 2015 and 2016, Wassik is no stranger to the award podium. Her impact as Denver’s most esteemed medical real estate professional is vast – she has personally guided hundreds of physicians through their real estate challenges and indirectly assisted in providing thousands of patients spaces in which to receive high quality care. However, the 2017 Heavy Hitter award meant just a bit more to Wassik as she fought through her own journey as a patient – and reminded herself, her doctors, her clients, and her employees just what it means to be a fighter.
To learn more about the award, see the Denver Business Journal special edition here.