About Capital Growth Medvest

Capital Growth Medvest is a solution-driven company, focused on providing strategic resources and value creation for healthcare providers across the United States. Medvest helps medical facilities operate efficiently through real estate development and funding support. Our founders have completed well over $1 billion in healthcare developments and acquisitions — allowing us to find solutions to the most complex transactions.

At Capital Growth Medvest, we understand the business of healthcare and the capital requirements each month. We know healthcare services are always a local business. To operate successfully, a facility must cater to physicians by providing them the best equipment and environment possible. Medvest has the resources, the relationships, and the experience to help you reach your facility's goals.

Capital Growth Medvest works with clients across the healthcare spectrum. We have experience working with the following types of healthcare facilities:

  • Medical Office Buildings (MOBs)
  • Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • 24-Hour Emergency Centers
  • Outpatient Surgery Centers
  • Cancer Centers
  • Cardiovascular Specialty Hospitals
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Other Specialty Hospitals

Our Management Team

Our founders have completed well over $1 billion in healthcare developments and acquisitions with extensive experience in developing, building and acquiring a wide range of medical facilities — across all markets. Today, Capital Growth Medvest develops, funds and owns an array of medical facilities.

Joseph M. Baugh, Partner / Director
Joseph M. Baugh

Mr. Baugh is a proven healthcare real estate professional with over a decade of acquiring and developing medical real estate all across the country. Prior to founding Medvest, Joseph was the Senior Vice President of Montecito Medical Investment Company. During his time at Montecito the company grew from assets valued at nearly $250 million to assets valued at more than $600 million. Before joining Montecito in 2007, Joseph was an integral part of NYSE-listed Medical Properties Trust (NYSE: MPW), where he was directly involved in closing over $750 million in healthcare real estate transactions over his four-year tenure. During his time there, MPT grew from zero assets to close to $1 billion. Mr. Baugh received his undergraduate degree in corporate finance with a concentration in real estate from The University of Alabama. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Physicians Hospital Association, and a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council.

David S. Fowler, Partner / Director
David S. Fowler

Mr. Fowler has more than 20 years of commercial real estate development experience primarily focused on comprehensive facility solutions for the healthcare industry. As an owner, equity partner, guarantor and development executive, he brings proactive leadership through proven and successfully developed real estate throughout the country in excess of $610 million, including $410 million of healthcare specialty facilities; medical office buildings, surgery centers, clinics and hospitals ranging in costs from $6.5 to $50 million each. Among unlimited partner responsibilities, primary focuses include: business & industry relationships, project structuring, planning, comprehensive budgeting, consultant team leadership and project execution and delivery. Mr. Fowler received a Building Science degree from Auburn University, has a real estate license, is married with four children, a Trustee member of Canterbury Methodist Church and a Board Member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

Kathy Brewer, Managing Director of Development
Kathy Brewer

Ms. Brewer is responsible for overseeing all construction, design and underwriting projects at Capital Growth Medvest. This involves managing multiple teams and projects across the United States. Her seasoned experience as a trusted management professional spans over 20 years. Prior to joining Capital Growth Medvest, Kathy worked as a Project Manager for NYSE-listed Medical Properties Trust (MPW) for over 5 years and helped manage its rapid growth. During her time at Medical Properties Trust, she managed $200 million in new and renovated hospitals/MOB projects, as well as, $750+ million in acquisitions. Before starting at MPT, Ms. Brewer was a Project Manager with NYSE-listed Southern Company (NYSE: SO) for 10 years. Kathy Brewer managed over $1 billion in new power plant design, construction and start-up projects at Southern Company.

Robert Buchalter, Partner
Robert Buchalter

Robert Buchalter has worked in the real estate development and construction field for over 25 years. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated flexibility by developing extensively within the residential, commercial and medical sectors. As President of Capital Growth Buchalter, Inc., and its affiliated companies, he manages a programmatic development process for retail clients nationwide. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Houston in Business Administration/Corporate Finance and Marketing. 

Throughout his career, Robert has been deeply interested in service to his community. He is the 2015 President Elect for Big Brothers Big Sisters Birmingham, where he has served previously as a Board Member. Robert is a Past President of the Homebuilders Association of Tuscaloosa, AL as well as Past President of the Homebuilders Association of Alabama, current chairman of the Alabama Builders Political Action Committee and past member of Stillman College Presidents Advisory Committee. 

Bill Buchalter, Partner
Bill Buchalter

Prior to founding and developing Capital Growth Properties, Inc., William Buchalter served Prudential Securities, Inc. as the Senior Vice President and Division Field Officer in New York in charge of implementation of the firm strategy and objectives west of the Mississippi River. His area of responsibility held client assets totaling more than $120 billion. In addition, William was the creator of the firm’s Private Wealth Management Division which helped enable the firm to merge with Wachovia Securities. Today, Buchalter is Chief Executive Officer and manages the operations of Capital Growth Buchalter and its affiliated companies. He is the author of two novels.