Search, selection, and acquisition
Rodevita, specialized in social and health care facilities, looks for areas or properties that have the necessary requirements and characteristics for their intended use. Buildings or areas must already be associated to health care and/or medical service provision and be authorized to operate (this is a necessary condition in case of an already existing building).
It is also necessary to verify certain characteristics such as the size of the land, the layout of the building, the number of floors, parking spaces, the presence of a courtyard, a terrace and/or garden. This is because outdoor spaces allow for the restoration of green areas that had been lost and enhance facilities’ perceived quality.
Buildings shall be designed with the aim of ensuring compliance with industry regulations and certain minimum reference requirements, which are subdivided into the following:
In its search for properties or areas for its projects, Rodevita focuses on urban areas in major Northern Italian cities with at least 50,000 inhabitants such as Genoa, Como, Varese, Milan, Monza, Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Venice, Parma, Modena, and Bologna. In addition, in other major cities such as Florence, Livorno, and Rome, as long as potential areas and buildings are located in central and interesting areas. In fact, target areas are very important: not only is the number of RHCFs and Rehabilitation Clinics that are already operational in the neighboring areas taken into account, but also location, which must be in almost central, residential areas, close to services, and well connected through the local transit system.
A recent study confirms all this, showing that when choosing a RHCF or a Rehabilitation Clinic, the most important aspects are: geographical location – meaning that it must be easy to get to; the presence of parking areas, means of transportation, etc. (69%); the reputation of the facility and the warmth and attention of the staff (33%); the availability of beds and the existence of a waiting list (17%); health care compatibility (14%); and monthly cost (13%).
Before any operational activity, a technical inspection of the area or property is carried out to verify whether all necessary requirements for the establishment of a health and social structure are in place. Then, a preliminary feasibility study is prepared to analyze structural, architectural, regulatory, financial, commercial, operational, and urban aspects. A business plan and a construction site worksheet are also drawn up regarding the possible costs to be incurred during the project, as well as timelines to have perfect control over management.
Once the possibility of acquiring the area or the property complex has been thoroughly studied, Rodevita expresses its interest through the signing of an acquisition agreement, after negotiation with the parties involved.