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Cover Story: 2017’s biggest outpatient HRE developers revealed

With more than 34 million square feet of MOBs and other outpatient projects started or completed in 2017, developers MedCraft, Healthcare Realty Trust, NexCore Group and HTA Development led the way, according to second annual report by Revista and HREI™ By John B. Mugford   The year 2017 saw a slight drop in the development of […]

Cover Story: The year of the portfolio

Cover Story: The year of the portfolio

A surge in multi-asset transactions led to 2017 MOB sales records in volume, pricing, cap rates and more By John B. Mugford 2017 MOB sales volume set another new record. MOB sales totaled $12.55 billion, according to RCA’s data. That topped the 2016 total of $10.21 billion by 22 percent. It also far surpassed the […]

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Cover Story: Perfect Storm – The inside story of MedProperties’ acquisition of the Harrison Street Portfolio

MedProperties’ recent $230 million acquisition of the Harrison Street Portfolio was unusually large and complex, involving three sellers, 18 properties in 10 states, intense time pressure, and unconventional financing. Now throw in two hurricanes, a cyber-attack, two new babies, a failed phone system, a trip to the emergency room, and a few more surprises, and it’s […]

Steve Hewett of The Sanders Trust, Darryl Freling of MedProperties and Chris Bodnar of CBRE sat down with Healthcare Real
Estate Insights™ in Dallas recently for an exclusive interview to discuss the Harrison Street MOB Portfolio acquisition
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Cover Story: A tale of three sellers

When three of the key players in the Harrison Street acquisition –Darryl Freling, Steve Hewett and Chris Bodnar – sat down to discuss the deal with HREI™ just nine days after the closing, they seemed simultaneously elated, amazed and a bit weary.

COVER STORY: Top 50 Owners of Medical Real Estate

COVER STORY: Top 50 Owners of Medical Real Estate

Data firm Revista releases most recent Top 50 owners report. Health systems still dominate and Kaiser is still the king. By John B. Mugford As has been the case for each of the past four years, the king of healthcare real estate (HRE) remains, according to a new report, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, part of Kaiser Permanente, the massive […]

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Cover Story: Top 50 owners of healthcare real estate

Kaiser still king of HRE ownership Data firm Revista releases latest Top 50 owners report, with health systems still dominating By John B. Mugford Editor’s note: This article contains corrections to the original version, based on updated information subsequently received from Revista. As has been the case for each of the past four years, the […]

Cover Story: Four ways the HTA-Duke Realty deal changes the industry

Cover Story: Four ways the HTA-Duke Realty deal changes the industry

The buzz has slowed a bit in the aftermath of the blockbuster healthcare real estate (HRE) deal of 2017, but there are still a few details to be worked out and the transaction is likely to have an ongoing impact on the sector in several ways. By John B. Mugford The deal, of course, has […]

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Cover Story: Tearing up Obamacare

How potential health law changes might affect HRE By John B. Mugford With resistance in Congress, President Donald Trump has found it more difficult than he expected to keep his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Yet most believe that some changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are inevitable. How […]

“Like the rest of the people in the room here, most of us didn’t expect for Trump to win. But, now that he’s there, we’ve got to figure out what this means… The question still is: How is this is going to affect the day-to-day operations?”
Margaret R. Peterson
President
Dignity Health

Cover Story: New outpatient strategies ‘Super sites’ and other healthcare real estate innovations

By Connie M. McCaffrey Providers were already preparing to deal with dwindling reimbursements. Now they are looking even harder at how real estate can boost revenues, cut costs and increase efficiency – no matter what regulations might come out of Washington.

Cover Story: Who are the biggest outpatient HRE developers?

Cover Story: Who are the biggest outpatient HRE developers?

PMB, Duke Realty and NexCore Group led the way as 35.7 million square feet of MOBs and other outpatient healthcare real estate projects were started or completed last year, according to a new survey from Revista and HREI™ By John B. Mugford The year 2016 was a banner one for the development of medical office […]

Cover Story: Still bullish on MOBs

Cover Story: Still bullish on MOBs

Capital markets experts see long-term success for sector By John B. Mugford By the end of a fast-paced, upbeat and information-laden panel discussion about the medical office building (MOB) sector, moderator Jeffrey S. Langbaum, a senior real estate investment trust (REIT) analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, had to make sure things didn’t end on too positive […]

Cover Story: What’s in your wallet?

Cover Story: What’s in your wallet?

Healthcare real estate compensation survey unveiled By John B. Mugford Most companies in almost any sector would like to know, or sometimes feel a need to know, how the pay and benefits they provide to their employees stacks up against other, similarly sized firms in the same industry. Such information can be valuable when hiring […]

Cover Story: The power of partnerships

Cover Story: The power of partnerships

How they affect providers’ real estate strategies By John B. Mugford If there is a Holy Grail for healthcare real estate (HRE) firms, it is landing a solid – perhaps long-term – business relationship with a strong health system. A panel of health system real estate executives recently shared their insights into when and why […]

The flagship Forest Park Medical Center Dallas, which closed in October 2015, was recently acquired and rebranded by the HCA North Texas system, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Inc.  (Photo courtesy of The Neal Richards Group)

Cover Story: Out of the woods

Former Forest Park properties finding new life By John B. Mugford It seemed like a good idea at the time. Frustrated by what they considered to be bureaucracy and inefficiency at other local hospitals, a group of Texas physicians launched the Forest Park chain of physician-owned specialty hospitals, opening the first of six such facilities […]

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Cover Story: The Hospital of the Future

What will it mean for healthcare real estate? By John B. Mugford Imagine for a moment that you are the CEO of a health system. Everything you’ve done throughout your career, everything you’ve accomplished for your organization and every promotion you’ve achieved has elevated you to the pinnacle of your profession.