Fingers on the Pulse of the Healthcare Industry

HealthCap is a private investment company based in Dallas, Texas that has specialized in providing creative real estate solutions to the healthcare industry since 1996. We exclusively focus on the acquisition, development and management of strategic healthcare properties.

Since its inception, HealthCap has developed and owned more than 5 million square feet of healthcare real estate located throughout the continental United States with a cumulative initial value exceeding $1.2 billion.  Learn More »

Growth Capital, Buy-Outs, Recapitalizations, Healhcare Real Estate

Delivering innovative healthcare development and capital solutions has been our focus for more than 25 years

HealthCap and its predecessor have been providing customized capital solutions to a wide array of healthcare companies since 1996, and it continues to acquire, develop, own and manage strategic healthcare properties throughout the country through various company sponsored and controlled investment partnerships and funds. 

HealthCap’s senior leadership team is comprised of seasoned healthcare and commercial real estate investment professionals with decades of experience.  Our clients benefit from hands-on, principal-level involvement on all transactions. The combination of HealthCap’s size, expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and established capital relationships allow us to offer flexible monetization and development alternatives for projects that often do not meet more rigid criteria of other real estate companies, often due to one or more of the following factors:

1) Property or market size,
2) Project complexity or highly specialized use, and/or
3) Creative ownership structures needed to facilitate multiple stakeholders


Our Leadership


Chrisman (Chris) S. Jackson

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner of HealthCap since January 2015, Mr. Jackson is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the company. He has spent the vast majority of his 25-yea… Read More

As Managing Partner of HealthCap since January 2015, Mr. Jackson is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the company. He has spent the vast majority of his 25-year career specializing in healthcare real estate where he has played an integral role in the acquisition, development and management of more than 80 healthcare properties with an aggregate initial capitalized value exceeding $650 million. His experience runs the gamut of healthcare property types and has allowed him to work with a wide variety of healthcare occupiers ranging from national for-profit and non-profit healthcare systems and specialty care operators to local private physician group practices.

Mr. Jackson was formerly a Managing Director with HealthCap, as well as a Senior Vice President and Development Manager of its predecessor, The Cirrus Group. He also previously held healthcare real estate positions with Lendlease Corporation (ASX:LLC) following its acquisition of The DASCO Companies, Lauth Property Group, and Hammes Company.

Mr. Jackson holds an MBA with dual concentrations in Finance and Strategy & Entrepreneurship from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a BA in History from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Texas-licensed real estate broker.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, bird hunting, fishing, and is an avid runner and cyclist.


Nikki C. Matthews

Senior Vice President

Mrs. Matthews’ primary focus is on targeting properties for purchase, negotiating purchase and sale agreements, performing due diligence, overseeing capitalization efforts, and s… Read More

Mrs. Matthews’ primary focus is on targeting properties for purchase, negotiating purchase and sale agreements, performing due diligence, overseeing capitalization efforts, and steering the closing process. Ms. Matthews also heads property management, oversees leasing activities, and is instrumental in real estate investments and dispositions.

Mrs. Matthews has been with HealthCap and its predecessor entity since 2000 and has been integral in all assets since that time. Mrs. Matthews brings a diverse real estate background from Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield of Texas where she had management, leasing, and construction experience working on several large multi-use office projects.

Mrs. Matthews holds a BBA (Summa Cum Laude) from Texas A&M University - Commerce. She is also a member of CREW, serving as an active mentor on the CREW Careers Committee.


Jason K. Dodd

Board Member

Mr. Dodd is currently the Managing Partner of Fairlane Funds, a Dallas, Texas investment firm specializing in early stage growth capital, equity placements, and fixed income debt s… Read More

Mr. Dodd is currently the Managing Partner of Fairlane Funds, a Dallas, Texas investment firm specializing in early stage growth capital, equity placements, and fixed income debt solutions for lower and micro-market companies.  Fairlane Funds manages a diversified portfolio of investments, real estate and capital deployment through a series of private funds. 

Mr. Dodd is a member of HealthCap’s Board of Advisors and Investment Committee.  He was formerly Managing Partner of HealthCap from 2012 to 2015, following its merger with The Cirrus Group, where he served as President from 2005 to 2012 and had transactional responsibility for over $850 million of projects and structured financing of debt, mezzanine and equity.  Prior to joining The Cirrus Group in 2000, Mr. Dodd was a Vice President for LaSalle Partners, the predecessor company to Jones Lang LaSalle.

Mr. Dodd holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. 

Investment Strategy

Investment Strategy

Development.  Our full-service development programs are designed to deliver customized healthcare facilities that exceed client expectations by optimally balancing facility functionality, efficiency and amenities while eliminating cost and schedule overruns.

Acquisitions.  For health systems and provider groups looking to sell existing buildings to enhance their liquidity, to access capital for facility improvements in conjunction with a sale, or to relinquish daily property management distractions, HealthCap provides solutions ranging from simple dispositions and sale-leasebacks to value-add projects.

Targeted Property Types:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Behavioral Health & Addiction Treatment
  • Cancer Centers
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Mixed-Use Healthcare-Retail Centers
  • Specialty Hospitals
  • Subacute Care Facilities



HealthCap has capitalized healthcare sector investments with an aggregate investment basis of more than $1.2 billion.  We believe our success depends on balancing the goals of both achieving exceptional results for our capital partners and providing highly efficient, state-of-the-art healing environments for our building tenants and visitors.  Listed below are several HealthCap-sponsored investments. While they do not represent the full scope of HealthCap’s current or prior portfolio, they are intended to provide examples of HealthCap’s typical investments.

Baylor Health Care System (now Baylor Scott & White Health) needed a fast and effective way to extend the presence of its affiliated physician group practice, HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN), in the rapidly growing and competitive Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In just over two years, HealthCap identified sites and developed a network of six new attractive, easily accessible and cost-effective HTPN-anchored neighborhood outpatient facilities in targeted emerging DFW suburban markets.

Bon Secours Kentucky Health System (BSKHS) is a faith-based nonprofit health system serving northeast Kentucky and portions of West Virginia and Ohio. HealthCap acquired an off-campus primary care clinic located 25 miles from its main campus in Grayson, KY, a key rural feeder market for BSKHS. Post-acquisition, HealthCap facilitated the completion of a 7-room expansion that increased the busy clinic’s capacity by roughly 30%.

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is a market-leading non-profit health system providing a full spectrum of healthcare services to residents of northern Nevada. Upon completing a new replacement hospital campus, CTH engaged HealthCap to acquire and redevelop its 168,000 square foot legacy hospital campus, allowing it to retire associated bonds. The Specialty Medical Center is now utilized for the Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital, various outpatient services such as imaging and lab, a wound care clinic, and behavioral health services.

Circleville Medical Mall was a 20,000 square foot neighborhood strip center acquired by HealthCap and located adjacent to one of the primary grocery-anchored shopping centers in the outlying Columbus, Ohio bedroom community. With an adjacent development pad offering the opportunity for future expansion, HealthCap successfully achieved 100% investment grade hospital tenancy at the property consisting of an Adena Health family medicine clinic and an OhioHealth orthopedic and sports medicine clinic.

GlobalRehab was a for-profit, best-in-class operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals that consistently delivered above-average outcomes for the patients it served. HealthCap partnered with GlobalRehab to provide off-balance sheet financing and turnkey development services for three new hospitals in Dallas, San Antonio and Scottsdale when the company was in early-stage development of its operating platform.
  Select Medical (NYSE:SEM) acquired GlobalRehab in 2013.

Prisma Health’s Eastside Cancer Institute was originally built by a private oncology practice in Greenville, South Carolina that later merged with Prisma Health. The associated physician owners selected HealthCap to purchase the 30,000 square foot medical and radiation oncology building, providing them with an attractive liquidity event and an experienced healthcare real estate partner as their go-forward landlord. HealthCap subsequently acquired several other Prisma Health-leased outpatient clinics throughout the Greenville-Spartanburg area.

Lee Health is one of the largest nonprofit public health systems in Florida. HealthCap acquired an off-campus medical office building located between Lee Health’s four area acute care hospitals and situated along a major east-west corridor connecting Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  Post-acquisition, HealthCap worked with hospital leadership to renew and expand its occupancy to 100% of the building in conjunction with a building branding and cosmetic upgrade program.

NeuroRestorative (formerly Care Meridian) is a for-profit operator of subacute rehabilitation and long-term care facilities for patients suffering from traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury and other medically complex injuries. NeuroRestorative’s facilities offer comprehensive rehabilitation options, cutting-edge services and a 1:4 staff-to-patient ratio. HealthCap has provided programmatic site selection, off-balance-sheet financing and turn-key development services for facilities located throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas.

North Central Medical Center is a 240,000 square foot, six-story multi-tenant medical office building located along North Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas. The complex is anchored by the W.B. Carrell Clinic, an 80-year old private orthopedic practice, and the North Central Surgery Center, a 10-operating room joint venture between United Surgical Partners, Baylor Health Care System and local surgeons. HealthCap developed the project in two phases.

Reliant Hospital Partners was a national for-profit operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals that provided the highest level of medical care to its patients and produced outcomes that were consistently well above average. HealthCap provided off-balance sheet financing and turnkey development services for two new 60-bed hospitals in Dallas and Houston during the growth-stage of Reliant’s business. HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) acquired Reliant in October 2015.

HealthCap provided start-up capital for Urgent Care for Kids, a Texas-based company originally established to provide pediatric after-hours urgent care.  Operating today as Goodside Health, its platform has grown to include 13 Urgent Care for Kids centers located across Texas; its SchoolMed telehealth program that is serving 45 school districts; and a remote testing business serving The Big 12, Conference USA and numerous other collegiate bodies.

HealthCap News

Press Release

HealthCap Announces Latest Property Acquisition

DALLAS (July 26, 2019) – HealthCap Partners, LLC today announced its latest real estate acquisition. The national healthcare private equity and real estate investment firm has acquired a 23,000 square foot medical office building (MOB) in Tempe, Arizona. The single-story off-campus MOB is located at 1950 East Southern Avenue on a high-visibilit…

Press Release

HealthCap Portfolio Company Acquired by Crown Laboratories

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. & ADDISON, Texas (September 27, 2018) - Crown Laboratories, Inc. (“Crown Laboratories”), a leading, fully integrated, specialty pharmaceutical company and Hildred Capital Partners LLC (“Hildred”) portfolio company, today announced it has acquired Bellus Medical, a leader in medical aesthetics treatments dedicated t…

Press Release

HealthCap Announces New Texas Development Project

DALLAS (May 9, 2017) – HealthCap, a national healthcare private equity and real estate investment firm, announced its latest development project today.  The initial phase of the project will consist of an approximately 21,000 square foot building containing 24 patient rooms.  Upon completion, the facility will be operated by a leading…