Industry Pulse: Top 10 healthcare real estate stories of 2017 (so far)

As the first half of 2017 comes to a close, Healthcare Real Estate Insights takes a look back at the top 10 healthcare real estate news stories so far this year.

1. HTA agrees to buy Duke Realty’s healthcare real estate portfolio, business

Rumors of a potential sale were confirmed May 1 when Healthcare Trust of America and Duke Realty announced that HTA had agreed to acquire Duke Realty’s 78-building, 7 million square foot healthcare real estate (HRE) portfolio, as well as its HRE development unit, for a total of about $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit

2. DocREIT to acquire five buildings from Duke Realty medical office portfolio

Not all of the assets in the aforementioned Duke Realty HRE portfolio were sure to go to HTA, as some were subjected to rights of first refusal and other conditions. As noted in the lead story of this week’s e-newsletter, it was announced last week that five of the properties are being acquired by Physicians Realty Trust. For more information, please visit

3. Familiar players in HRE sector get back in the game with new firm

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