Upstart companies like Doctor On Demand are providing remote, real-time healthcare services including virtual doctor visits. Photo courtesy of Doctor on Demand

Industry Pulse: On-Demand Healthcare Predicted to Quadruple

New Accenture research finds that nearly $1 billion per year will be invested by 2017 It’s perhaps a healthcare real estate (HRE) professional’s worst nightmare: healthcare that doesn’t require real estate.

Industry Pulse: Michigan Tax Case Being Closely Watched

Industry Pulse: Michigan Tax Case Being Closely Watched

Decision on Spectrum Health appeal could have big impact A successful appeal by Spectrum Health to win tax-exempt status for a medical office building (MOB) in Grand Rapids, Mich., could spur similar cases across Western Michigan – and perhaps beyond.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Jon Wiegand

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Jon Wiegand

How can local providers optimize the positioning of their practice?

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Glen Perkins

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Glen Perkins

Are you seeing much speculative HRE development these days?

Editor's Letter: Insightful keynotes

Editor’s Letter: Insightful keynotes

BOMA talks covered a range of hot topics Dear Reader, That the lineup of speakers and panel discussions this year’s BOMA International Medical Office Building & Healthcare Real Estate Conference in Orlando, Fla., was particularly strong. So whether you were among the 1,000 or so people in attendance, we felt that some conference highlights deserve […]

Dr. Steven Klasko says that urgent retail care will be a growth area in the coming years. HREI photo

Industry Pulse: ‘We’re Still Going to Need Buildings’

But system CEO says those buildings will need to change As noted in the article to the far left, on-demand healthcare and other innovations are changing the industry, potentially reducing the need for some types of healthcare real estate (HRE). But there’s no need for HRE professionals to panic.

Industry Pulse: HRE Leasing Market Will Tighten Further in 2016

Industry Pulse: HRE Leasing Market Will Tighten Further in 2016

Increasing demand and falling construction might be a positive for current MOB landlords. Although medical office building (MOB) construction, occupancies and rental rates still haven’t returned to pre-Great Recession levels, a first quarter (Q1) 2016 decline in construction has helped to improve occupancies and rents, according to the “U.S. Healthcare Real Estate Outlook 2016” report […]

Capital Markets: Third-party reports are important

Capital Markets: Third-party reports are important

Lenders rely on objective outside assessments when underwriting MOB deals By Erik Tellefson Third-party reports can play a critical role in medical office building (MOB) transactions. These are reports on the building and the site and are required and relied upon by lenders, and often by buyers. Third-party reports are performed by third parties (hence […]

Industry Pulse: Top Developer List Harder to Come By

Industry Pulse: Top Developer List Harder to Come By

Have you seen the new rankings? Neither have we. Most healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals probably subscribe to Modern Healthcare magazine. We do. There isn’t much real estate coverage, but the weekly magazine helps us to stay abreast of the major trends in the healthcare industry.

Industry Pulse: On The Record - Trask Leonard

Industry Pulse: On The Record – Trask Leonard

Who is currently looking to buy medical facilities in San Francisco and the Bay Area? “We’re seeing a lot of private investors, as there is a lot of accumulation of wealth in the technology sector. I have many people who talk to me and say, ‘I don’t know what to do with my money. Help […]

The 348,000 square foot Life Science Plaza at the Texas Medical Center in Houston has a market value of nearly $140.3 million. Photo courtesy of

Industry Pulse: High-Value Houston MOB Recently Recapitalized

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. and CS Capital Investment are the new investors in the MOB. Recapitalizations typically don’t garner headlines on a par with sale transactions. But when the recapitalized asset is undoubtedly one of the nation’s most valuable medical properties, that is worth some ink.

Editor's Letter: Strong ties to BOMA

Editor’s Letter: Strong ties to BOMA

If you’re at the MOB conference, stop in to see us Dear Reader, In case you haven’t noticed or don’t receive the BOMA Magazine, which is published every other month by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ has been contributing a column in each issue for the past couple […]

Cain Brothers says most providers are years away from having integrated care models like Kaiser Permanente in California. Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente

Industry Pulse: Population Health Will be a Key in 2016

PHM transition will be key to achieving IHI’s “triple aim” Population health management (PHM) will be the dominant trend for the acute care sector this year. That’s according to the recent “2016 Healthcare Industry Outlook” report from the investment bank Cain Brothers & Co. LLC.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Dr. Larry Goodman

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Dr. Larry Goodman

Why is Rush planning a new $500M outpatient center in Chicago? “These initiatives will allow us to best coordinate services for patients, and to prepare our students for their roles as the next generation of healthcare professionals. We are excited to work with our stakeholders and partners to finalize plans and help bring the Rush […]

HSA PrimeCare redeveloped a former furniture store in River Forest, Ill., into a modern MOB for Loyola University Health System.
Photo courtesy of HSA PrimeCare

Industry Pulse: Healthcare Retailization About More Than Access

Gaining brand recognition with traffic from retail customers is also part of the strategy In a recent wrap-up of 2016 commercial real estate trends, HSA PrimeCare of Chicago spoke for the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, citing retailization as the market’s biggest trend.