SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC)

Headquarters photo – 309 N. WaterThis month, we’re shining the spotlight on Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC), a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the acquisition, development, and long-term ownership of outpatient medical facilities leased to the health care industry’s highest quality tenants. Headquartered in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee, the company has an over 16 million square foot portfolio with nearly 290 properties spanning 36 states as of March 31, 2023.

Together, their team helps medical providers, developers, and shareholders deliver better health care, better communities, and better returns through their relationship-driven investments in real estate, which are integral to providing high-quality health care services. At Physicians Realty Trust, they Invest in better® for their clients so their health care provider partners and their patients can thrive—today and in the future.

Physicians Realty Trust Team Photo

Why is it important for you and your company to join as a sponsor of downtown Milwaukee’s first dog park?

We take great pride in supporting the communities where we operate, especially in our hometown of Milwaukee, where most of our team is based. Our internal Philanthropy Committee takes an active and intentional role in identifying organizations to support that are relevant to our business, industry, team, and the communities we serve. Their work also includes creating meaningful team volunteer opportunities to make a lasting impact.

From a business perspective, this project fits our Invest in better® mission. As long-term real estate owners nationwide, we can appreciate the effort involved in taking an underutilized parcel and creating a grassroots campaign to fundraise and create an inclusive amenity for all. Bringing this vision to life is a win for the Milwaukee community.

This project speaks to us on a personal level as well, as we have many pet owners on the team who are eager to visit the park when it is completed.

Physicians Realty Trust - Andrea Srock, Human Resources Specialist, and Gracie the Great Dane (National Wear Red Day 2023 photo competition)

What are you most looking forward to when downtown's first dog park opens?

Our team is already thinking about how we can incorporate this new space into our work lives, which is just a short walk from our headquarters. Our furry friends already steal the show through their Zoom call cameos, and we can’t wait to start arranging some “Yappy Hours” at the park so our team members can meet each other’s pets in person.

Do you have any additional comments that you believe are important to include about your reasoning for supporting this community project?

What drew us to establish our headquarters in the Historic Third Ward in 2015 was the vibrancy of the neighborhood. It’s a space where people are active and engaged, feel welcome, and always have something new to do, see, or explore. That’s a valuable asset to any employer looking to attract and retain a talented and diverse team. We see the downtown dog park as another wonderful asset for the neighborhood to foster community, and that’s incredibly valuable to us as a business and to our team members personally.

What do you enjoy most about Milwaukee?

Summertime! We love getting out and enjoying our Historic Third Ward neighborhood, including lunchtime at the Milwaukee Public Market, walks on the Riverwalk, or participating in the Historic Third Ward Association’s World’s Largest Coffee Break as part of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, which is always a team favorite. Most importantly, we love that feeling of connection to each other and to our hometown, which is most evident when the sun is shining, and people are eager to be outdoors enjoying our shared spaces together.

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