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Feature Story: High demand, high prices in SoCal

Feature Story: High demand, high prices in SoCal

InterFace HRE West provider panel discusses space needs in Greater L.A. By John B. Mugford NOTE: This article was written with information from a panel session that took place prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. As a result, much of what was discussed might not hold true for the […]

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Feature Story: What will the effect of COVID-19 be on HRE?

It’s too soon to make assessments, but some entities are addressing the impact By John B. Mugford As we all know, the most important thing that all of us can do right now is to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of COVID-19. As a result, professionals involved in the sector are not likely […]

Feature Story: HRE development saw a big uptick in 2019. But now what?

Feature Story: HRE development saw a big uptick in 2019. But now what?

Who knows? But the same opportunities and threats will likely return to the forefront after COVID-19 recedes By John B. Mugford Back in late January, when healthcare real estate (HRE) data firm Revista held its 2020 Medical Real Estate Investment Forum in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., nearly all known cases of COVID-19 were in China […]

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Feature Story: What’s an investor to do in today’s market?

While keeping a wary eye on the coronavirus, InterFace HRE West panelists discuss strategy in a highly competitive, low-cap rate environment By John B. Mugford Some believe that the potential impact of the coronavirus has been overblown by the news media. Yet any prudent business person is still watching the situation closely and trying to […]

Feature Story: Strategizing about building ambulatory networks

Feature Story: Strategizing about building ambulatory networks

System executives discuss their plans at Revista’s HRE conference By John B. Mugford For the first time, probably, in the history of healthcare in the United States, more services are being delivered in outpatient settings than in hospitals. This fact was not lost on a group of health system executives who were part of a […]

Feature Story: Who’s your biggest competitor? It might be your client

Feature Story: Who’s your biggest competitor? It might be your client

More hospitals and health systems are investing and self-developing, InterFace panelists say By John B. Mugford As a panel of well-known, leading healthcare real estate (HRE) executives talked about the state of their sector at a conference in Los Angeles recently, it became clear that third-party investors and developers today are facing relatively new competition […]

Feature Story: How low can MOB cap rates go?

Feature Story: How low can MOB cap rates go?

HRE professionals discuss the current pricing frenzy at Revista conference By John B. Muford PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – In recent years, as the competition to acquire medical office buildings (MOBs) has heated up tremendously, capitalization (cap) rates, or the expected first-year returns, have dropped steadily. This cap-rate compression, if you will, has left many […]

Feature Story: Borrowers and lenders are adapting to the hot HRE market

Feature Story: Borrowers and lenders are adapting to the hot HRE market

Expertise and relationships influence debt decisions, Revista panelists say By John B. Mugford When it comes to financing medical office building (MOB) acquisitions, the cost of capital is not always the most important factor in choosing a lender. In fact, when a nine-property MOB portfolio in the Atlanta area changed hands in a sale-leaseback transaction […]

Feature Story: Total outpatient space now equals that of hospitals

Feature Story: Total outpatient space now equals that of hospitals

Last week’s Revista conference revealed that — and much more By John B. Mugford It looks as if the big shift everyone involved in healthcare and healthcare real estate (HRE) has been talking about for years upon years has finally taken place, at least on the real estate side of the equation. Perhaps for the […]

Feature Story: Going beyond the ‘retail’ location approach

Feature Story: Going beyond the ‘retail’ location approach

New York-based CityMD discusses how it uses ‘customer analytics’ to keep growing NEW YORK — There is a well-known, international coffee purveyor that, as it grew fervently years ago, used to simply open locations wherever and whenever it could until it became clear that certain stores were “cannibalizing” each other. For a large and still […]

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Feature Story: Firm says its co-located UCC/ED model is a ‘win-win-win’

Anchor, Rendina to develop up to 40 of the facilities for Intuitive Health during the next two-three years By John B. Mugford As Plano, Texas-based Intuitive Health was planning to rollout of as many as 40 co-located, hybrid emergency and urgent care centers in the next 24 to 36 months, it went looking for experienced […]

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Feature Story: How to find MOB opportunities in a crowded market

Panelists at GlobeSt. conference say pinpointing a strategy is the key By John B. Mugford It has become obvious that investors of all types and sizes are keenly aware of the potential upsides of investing in healthcare real estate (HRE) — medical office buildings (MOBs) in particular. And yet, at a time when investment yields, […]

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Feature Story: HRE firms remain optimistic about 2020

61.5% of HREI’s editorial board foresee their business increasing 10% or more NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As we head into 2020, some of the top executives in the healthcare real estate (HRE) space are quite optimistic about how their business will fare in the new year. Perhaps they are not expecting 2020 to be quite as successful […]

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Feature Story: The ‘state of HRE’ is pretty darn good

Panel of industry experts foresees continued strength in the healthcare space By John B. Mugford It sure seems that people’s opinions have changed about whether the country is headed toward an  economic downturn by the end of 2020, as had been predicted at various times during the past couple of years. As a result, optimism […]

Feature Story: It's mostly ‘all systems’ go for medical office

Feature Story: It’s mostly ‘all systems’ go for medical office

Researcher John Chang provides highlights at GlobeSt. HRE conference SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sure, there are some potential headwinds facing the medical office building (MOB) development and investment sector, including a looming economic slowdown and political uncertainty in Washington, which could result in change, possibly after the 2020 election, to the country’s healthcare policy. There are also potential […]