RPI Health Care Real Estate Group

With almost a century of combined experience, RPI’s Health Care Real Estate Group specializes in assisting investors and managing facilities in developments in the health care industry.

Health Care Real Estate (HCRE) is one of the most sought-after types of real estate development and investment, with many different entities taking advantage of this investment strategy. It’s to our clients’ benefit to enter the arena with a partner that knows this versatile market to maximize the return on their investment.

At RPI, we’re problem-solvers. The RPI Health Care Real Estate Group knows that every client has unique goals when it comes to leveraging their investments. RPI uses a customizable approach with a diverse range of financing options to address each need and facilitate solutions for all involved. 

While RPI prides itself in building projects on time and on budget, the real success is measured in the overall satisfaction of its customers.

The RPI Health Care Real Estate Group has developed projects in 15 states.

Developments include:

  • Acute Care
  • Critical Access
  • Long-Term Acute Care Facilities 
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Cath Labs
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Cancer Centers
  • Sleep Labs
  • Medical Office Buildings


“The RPI HCRE Group doesn’t just oversee projects, they actively listen to their clients and address each need. This group is expert in communicating. They always made themselves available to answer any questions directly and honestly, sometimes even answering before the question was asked. Our team always felt informed, involved, and understanding of where we were in the project thanks to their constant communication. They have proven to be a true partner in developments and have been assets in our past experiences with them.”

Larry Shackleford
President and CEO, Washington Regional Medical Center


“The principals at RPI HCRE have been an outstanding partner throughout the numerous developments I have done throughout my career. Every project has been delivered on time, on budget, & continually has raised the bar for the standard of quality & service in Health Care Real Estate.”

Ron Seal
CEO, Texoma Medical Center






“Some turn molehills into mountains. The RPI HCRE Group turns mountains into molehills. Every concern that arose during our project was embraced as an opportunity to better understand our company’s unique challenges and ultimately to better serve our clients. This team of opportunists won’t back away from a challenge, they’ll find a way to use it to the project’s benefit. We’re proud to have this group of problem solvers in our corner.”

Bill Bradley
Former CEO, Washington Regional Medical Center



“We’ve had the privilege of working with the RPI HCRE Group on various projects over the years. The creativity, wisdom, and expertise in health care real estate they have brought to every conversation has been invaluable. They have been committed to not only improving our quality of business, but also the quality of care our clients receive from our services. They are loyal team players focused on excellence.”

Wendell Van Es
Former CFO, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Nearly 100 Years of Combined Experience

Coming from various sectors of the real estate industry, the three principals of RPI HCRE Group have successfully handled negotiations of all sizes. Each of their experiences bring different perspectives, making it possible for well-rounded, comprehensive approaches for each challenge, and opportunity, faced.

Jim Knight

Since 1990, RPI has specialized in healthcare development under Jim’s leadership. His expertise has been built off of his career in real estate that started in 1979. 

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Jim’s educational background included core compentency in Health Systems Science at the University of Central Arkansas. 

He and his wife, Terri, reside in their hometown of Russellville, Arkansas where they are active in their local community and church. Jim has served on many local organization boards including the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, Russellville Regional Alliance for Economic Development, the Wesley Foundation, and as a deacon at First Baptist Church. Jim previously served on the Arkansas Career Education and Workforce Board, where he was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee. 

Jim and Terri have two daughters and three grandchildren with one on the way. Jim spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family and his Labrador, Maverick. 

Jim Watkins


As a licensed real estate broker for over forty years, Jim Watkins brings unparalleled real estate and negotiation experience to the table.

Jim’s success in commercial real estate led him into the healthcare industry as corporate officer and Vice President of Real Estate Development for Triad Hospitals and later as President of Altera Development Company.

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During Jim’s leadership at Triad, he oversaw the complete centralization of all real estate transactions and activities for 55+ hospitals while managing site selection across the U.S. Jim also oversaw the negotiations for 40+ ground-up healthcare real estate development projects including medical office facilities and ancillary care components on a national scale.

Jim Watkins is a business administration graduate of Louisiana State University.
Jim’s sport of choice is golf and he formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Governors for Gleneagles Country Club in his hometown of Plano, TX.


Contact RPI Health Care Real Estate Group

The RPI Health Care Real Estate Group would be honored to discuss your next health care related project, find a solution, and deliver a product.
Message us to see how RPI can help in your next project.

1310 West Main, Suite 201
Russellville, Arkansas 72801
1 (479) 964-2001