At Realty Trust Group, we are known for our people: their knowledge, experience and integrity. We don’’t “fill positions”. Instead we attract and retain “talent”. Our team members understand our culture and embrace our shared values. The core purpose of Realty Trust Group really comes down to one concept: “helping create places for healing”. In the end, our work is about putting patients together with their healthcare provider—, a powerful motivator and one that rings true regardless of the engagement.

We value relationships, a lot.

Our client relationships are the most powerful testaments to our work and to the value we add. These relationships must be nurtured, respected and protected as they grow stronger over time.


No compromises on ethics. Period. We will always, and in confidence, counsel our clients on the best path for them, even at a loss for ourselves.

We question ourselves and double-check each other.

Quality assurance comes first. Everything is up for review. Anyone can call “time out.” We all make mistakes, but by double-checking, we have each other’s’ back and aggressively protect the integrity of our work.

A culture of self-motivation and execution.

Don’’t wait to be told. Don’’t assume someone else will act. Take responsibility for the work of our company and the best interests of our clients. Own the problem. Share the solution.

Encourage and embrace change.

We must face the reality of change and thrive in an environment of some certainty, but much ambiguity, to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Break through the barriers of status quo. Ask ““What if?”” and ““Why not?””

Remember the big picture.

Our work matters to real people. At the end of the day, our projects come down to providing healthcare for patients. It’’s all about the patient and the provider – a point that can get lost in the shuffle.

We cannot expect our clients to trust and respect us unless we adhere to our own core beliefs. That is who we are.

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Greg Gheen


Greg is one of the founding members of Realty Trust Group (“RTG”) and has served as President since its formation in 1998. In addition to his management duties, Greg works on engagements across the company, including strategic planning, project development and portfolio optimization. He has over 26 years of experience in healthcare real estate including ten years as the chief real estate professional with a regional healthcare system in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Greg began his career as a Land Use Planner working for the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. His experience includes development of medical office and specialty facilities including surgery centers, wellness centers and cancer treatment facilities; strategic facility planning and physician network development for large health systems and stand-alone hospitals; litigation support on real estate matters relating to legal and regulatory compliance including fair market value issues and CON preparation; monetization of healthcare portfolios; and syndication of real estate assets involving physician joint ventures.

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Chad Simpson

Executive Vice President

Chad joined Realty Trust Group as an Associate in April 2000. Prior to joining RTG, Chad served as a Consultant for Pershing Yoakley & Associates. Previous experience includes positions with Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, NC, Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL, and SunTrust Banks in Knoxville, TN.

His experience includes real estate portfolio management for major health systems focused on physician relationships, property management and executive support issues. Additionally, he has experience with transaction support for acquisitions/dispositions/leases, strategic real estate planning, fair market value reviews, and medical office building development.

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Scott Evans

Executive Vice President

Scott has over 29 years of experience in the real estate and investment banking industries. His experience includes the sale of medical office building portfolios, structured healthcare real estate financing, developer selections, valuations and numerous other transaction and advisory assignments on behalf of clients. In his career, Scott has completed transaction and advisory assignments involving health care real estate valued at over $2.0 billion. In 2008, Scott completed the largest medical office building portfolio sale in the country for Carolinas HealthCare System, a 15 building portfolio which sold for over $162M.

Scott was a Partner at Ernst & Young, where he led E&Y’s Health Care Real Estate Advisory practice for the southern United States. He was more recently a Managing Director in the Real Estate practice at Cain Brothers, a healthcare investment banking firm. His clients have included Carolinas HealthCare System, BayCare Health System, Baylor Health Care System, Memorial Hermann Health System, Northside Hospital, Orlando Health, RegionalCare Hospital Partners, St. Joseph’s Health System, HCA, Inc., Bayfront Health System, University of Kansas Hospital, Piedmont Health System, University Health System, Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedWest Health, Cleveland County HealthCare System, King’s Daughters Medical Center, Infirmary Health System and many other hospitals, health systems, developers, investors and physicians.

Scott holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, both from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a licensed real estate broker in 12 states, and currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the BOMA Medical Office Conference, the healthcare real estate industry’s largest annual event.

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Joe Krumdieck, CCIM

Senior Vice President

Joe provides expertise in asset management and financial analysis to Realty Trust Group. Since joining Realty Trust Group in 2003, Joe has participated in projects involving virtually every aspect of healthcare real estate planning, development, leasing and property management. Joe’’s experience includes providing project management services for healthcare projects totaling over $125,000,000. He has leased over 300,000 SF of medical office space in transactions totaling over $55,000,000. He is experienced in providing strategic real estate assessments for physician groups and hospital systems.

Joe is currently serving as the acting Asset Manager / Director of Real Estate for a regional health system in Atlanta and is responsible for the 2.2 million square foot medical office portfolio. In this role, he manages leasing and marketing activities, provides site location analysis, conducts feasibility studies and assists in strategic planning initiatives for the client.

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Michael Honeycutt, CCIM

Senior Vice President

Michael currently serves as the Senior Vice President in the Knoxville office. His professional experience includes a wide variety of healthcare real estate engagements serving health systems, community hospitals and physician practices. Prior to joining RTG in 2005, Michael was an Associate with the Consumer Finance Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Michael also previously held positions with Knoxville based Mortgage Investors Group.

Michael has significant experience in development and project management of outpatient healthcare facilities, including medical office feasibility and market demand studies; project planning, capital budgeting, financing and cash flow analysis; as well as implementation of various real estate development and ownership structures, including physician ownership models.

Additionally, his healthcare real estate advisory and transaction experience spans inpatient / acute care, outpatient cancer centers, surgery centers and ambulatory medical facilities, including strategic real estate network and facility planning; fair market value and commercial reasonableness opinions; hospital / physician lease transactions; land transactions; and property management support and related operational initiatives.

Michael was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute in 2015.

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Lori Cohan, RPA, FMA, LEED Green Associate

Senior Operations Manager

With more than 19 years in commercial real estate in the Atlanta area, Lori provides a wide array of property management experience. From downtown to suburban, new building construction to renovated building, she has managed Class A office, medical and retail real estate. Lori has worked with different ownership entities, including wholly owned, joint ventures and third party managed properties for a publicly trade REIT, institutional owners and private owners.

Located in the Atlanta office, Lori currently oversees the property management of more than 2.5 million square feet of medical office space in over 150 locations for a regional health system. In addition to being a BOMA Georgia member, Lori has earned the RPA and FMA designations, and is also a LEED Green Associate.

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Holly Sparks

Operations Manager

Prior to joining Realty Trust Group, Holly was a General Manager for Lillibridge Healthcare Services (now Ventas) managing their East Tennessee portfolio of medical properties. Holly also previously held positions as a Property Manager / Leasing Agent for Knoxville-based Commercial & Investment Properties and as Lease Administrator with National Book Warehouse, Inc.

Holly’s 21 years of property management experience includes all aspects of financial and operational management for both healthcare and commercial office space; leasing for over 1.0 million square feet of commercial space; site selection analysis; and construction management services for tenant and building improvements. A Certified Property Manager® (CPM), Holly is also a Licensed Principal Broker in Tennessee, and has experience with Yardi and MRI property management software platforms.