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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.
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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, […]

Cover Story: Record-setting medical office sales reflect soaring investor demand

Cover Story: Record-setting medical office sales reflect soaring investor demand

Both Q4 and 2014 set new records for total transaction volume By John B. Mugford Seemingly insatiable investor demand for medical office buildings (MOBs) continued unabated during the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year as the total dollar volume of transactions for both the quarter and year established new records. Back in February 2013, we […]

Cover Story: Demand to continue well into 2015

Cover Story: Demand to continue well into 2015

While healthcare real estate executives have a few concerns, most seem to agree that the HRE sector continues to look strong  By John B. Mugford The year 2014 in healthcare real estate (HRE) is likely to go down as the best in history, the culmination of a three-year run in which the annual volume for […]

Cover Story: Non-traded healthcare REITs seek deals amid flood of capital

Cover Story: Non-traded healthcare REITs seek deals amid flood of capital

By Murray W. Wolf Probable interest rate increases, new competition, historically high asset pricing and a potential lack of accretive acquisition opportunities are some of the concerns facing executives at the country’s non-traded healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs). That’s according to “Placing Capital: The Role of Non-traded REITS in the Market,” a panel discussion […]

Atria Valley View is a Ventas-owned, LEED Silver-certified 
independent and assisted living community in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Cover Story: Hail to the REITs

Public HRE trusts control growing share of $1 billion market By John B. Mugford In the $1 trillion universe that is healthcare real estate, real estate investment trusts (REITs) certainly compete with each other when it comes to acquiring desirable properties, gaining name recognition and attracting investors. But it also looks as if the two […]

Cover Story: Black Friday for healthcare? How retail clinics are influencing real estate strategies

By Murray W. Wolf CVS is aggressively opening new MinuteClinics nationwide. Walgreens Healthcare Clinics have moved beyond low-level primary care into disease management. Target recently announced a retail clinic partnership with Kaiser Permanente – Kaiser’s first. And Walmart just opened several new retail clinics with an “everyday low price” of $40 per visit – or […]