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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.

Cover Story: DocREIT was in buying mode in Q1, increasing its guidance for 2016

MILWAUKEE – Even though officials with Physicians Realty Trust say they are being careful about not making too many MOB acquisitions, they continue to see buying opportunities that, at least some of which, they believe are in the best interests of the company to complete.

As part of its $692 million portfolio acquisition from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Physicians Realty Trust acquired CHI Medical Building One (left), which is connected to the 121-bed building CHI Health Midlands Hospital (right) in Papillion, Neb.
Photo courtesy of CBRE Group Inc.

Cover Story: Biggest deal ever

Physicians Realty Trust pays $692 million for 52 MOBs, 3.16 million square feet By John B. Mugford This is the type of deal healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals have been hoping for and perhaps anticipating for some time: a major health system selling a large number of its ancillary facilities in order to deploy a […]

Thomas DeRosa (Photo courtesy of Welltower Inc.)

Cover Story: Who’s selling MOBs?

The answer might surprise you By Murray W. Wolf One record after another has fallen during the past few years as medical office building (MOB) sales volume moved steadily along a upward curve. Today, although MOBs seem to be as popular an investment as ever, some of the most prodigious buyers are becoming net sellers.

Cover Story: Is development back?

Cover Story: Is development back?

Maybe not at peak 2006-08 levels, but healthcare construction is strong By John B. Mugford Editor’s note: This is an extended version of the article that appeared in the print edition of HREI. Has development truly made a comeback in the medical office building (MOB) sector since the throes of the Great Recession? To explore […]

The 350,886 square foot Doctors Center at Emory Saint Joseph’s in Atlanta, consisting of three on-campus MOB connected by an atrium, is the largest of the 14 assets being offered as part of the LHT Medical Office Portfolio.
(Photo courtesy of CBRE)

Cover Story: Seems like old times

Fourteen assets totaling more than 1.2 million square feet from of one of the first MOB REITs, Lillibridge Health Trust, are back on the market By Murray W. Wolf Lillibridge is selling a portfolio of 14 medical office assets it acquired in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of its first MOB fund, […]