Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter: Still a great resource

Get a competitive edge with the Resource Guide™ Dear Reader: Sometimes as we seek inspiration for an Editor’s Letter or a Publisher’s Letter, we look back on our archive of what is now 14 years worth of editions of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™.

Editor’s Letter: Changes abound

Familiar executives moving to new companies Dear Reader, For quite a few years, it seemed like few personnel changes took place in the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, especially the medical office building (MOB) market. And because the sector is rather small compared to other industries, it was usually big news when someone who was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Editor’s Letter: Tenants settling in?

From what we hear, longer leases are on the rise Dear Reader: Even though healthcare real estate (HRE) became one of the hottest, most in-demand property types in recent years, one lingering problem, or sticking point, made owning medical office buildings (MOBs) perhaps a bit more worrisome than many investors would have liked.

Editor's Letter: M&A remains on a roll

Editor’s Letter: M&A remains on a roll

What does this mean for the healthcare real estate? Dear Reader: As all of us know, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity among hospitals and health systems is an ever-growing part of the country’s healthcare landscape.

Editor’s Letter: Déjà vu all over again

Lillibridge Health Trust sale brings back memories Dear Reader: You know you have been covering the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector for a long time when you frequently find yourself writing articles about transactions involving the same properties you’ve written about before. Such was the case for us at Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ this month […]

Editor’s Letter: Calmer at conferences

Moderating panel discussions is easier these days Dear Reader: It has probably been about a decade since we at Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ started getting invited to moderate panel discussions at healthcare real estate (HRE) conferences throughout the country.

John B. Mugford

Editor’s Letter: Optimism reigns in HRE

HREI editorial board members foresee a strong ‘15 Dear Reader: The members of the Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ Editorial Advisory Board have been quite optimistic about the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector heading into each of the past three years now. And we’re happy to report that they have been right on with their predictions. […]

Editor's Letter: Sunny forecast for HRE

Editor’s Letter: Sunny forecast for HRE

Industry experts predict good things for 2015 and beyond Dear Reader: Recently, I have become infatuated with “word clouds” – images composed of words, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance. Word clouds are a brilliant way to instantly and visually convey the essence of a particular piece of writing. […]

Editor’s Letter: Something for everyone

There are many ways to invest in the HRE sector Dear Reader: We are pleased to bring you this month’s cover story, “Non-traded healthcare REITs seek deals amid flood of capital.” We consider that article to be the complement and counterpoint to last month’s cover story on publicly traded healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs), […]

Editor's Letter: Sure, they’re big, but… Public REITs still own less than 10% of the market

Editor’s Letter: Sure, they’re big, but… Public REITs still own less than 10% of the market

Dear Reader: This month’s cover story focuses on publicly traded healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs), and how the REIT sector has changed and grown in recent years. That got me wondering just how much the public REITs really have grown. So I dug into the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREITs) archives […]

Editor’s Letter: Disruptive innovation

Is the healthcare industry facing ‘a Kodak moment?’ Dear Reader: In ancient times, when I was in graduate business school (1989-91, if you must know), I took an excellent class called “The Management of Innovation.” Among other things, we learned how certain products once held seemingly unassailable market positions, only to be eliminated almost overnight […]

Editor’s Letter: When will it all end?

Healthcare real estate is hot! Where is the horizon? Dear Reader: Spoiler alert: In our next few editions, we will be writing about how hot the healthcare real estate (HRE) market is. And with good reason. It seems a perfect storm has created this deluge of both sales and development activity: the economy, while still […]

Editor’s Letter: Swish! MOBs are hot

High prices are compelling owners to cash in Dear Reader: When a basketball player has a fantastic game, scoring plenty of points, grabbing bunches of rebounds and dishing out myriad assists, he or she is said to have “filled up the stat sheet.” In the second half of 2014, it’s the healthcare real estate (HRE) […]