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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 […]

Feature Story: Healthcare must design for tomorrow

Feature Story: Healthcare must design for tomorrow

‘Ambulatory hospitals,’ obsolete parking ramps, prefab construction and more By John B. Mugford When it comes to planning for the future of any type of business in any type of industry, there’s a fine line between looking too far ahead and not looking ahead at all. A textbook example of a company that did not […]

Feature Story: Health systems are fighting back against disruptors

Feature Story: Health systems are fighting back against disruptors

Executives talk strategy for taking on Amazon, other non-traditional providers By John B. Mugford Not too long ago, a hospital or health system could easily identify its main competitors: typically other hospitals, perhaps, or health systems, looking to enter its market or to fly their flag in unclaimed territory. As we all know, much has […]

Jim Jacobsen and Lisa Slama of Sg2 (Photo courtesy of BOMA/Suburban Chicago)

Feature Story: Where do HRE opportunities lie in the next decade?

ASCs and ‘intermediate acuity services’ will lead growth, consultant Sg2 says By John B. Mugford Everyone knows about the troubles facing large health systems as they try to keep their hospitals up to date and vibrant while seeing the need to move as many low-acuity procedures and surgeries to outpatient facilities as possible – even […]

Feature Story: HRE gains steam as possible downturn nears

Feature Story: HRE gains steam as possible downturn nears

Healthcare real estate executives tout the property type during InterFace panel By John B. Mugford Professionals involved in owning, developing, leasing or financing medical office buildings (MOBs) often point to the Great Recession as an instigator for new investors to become interested in the property type. To be sure, the healthcare real estate (HRE) space […]

Feature Story: Kaiser remains the king of HRE ownership

Feature Story: Kaiser remains the king of HRE ownership

Revista’s annual top 50 owners report shows UnitedHealth Group is on the rise ARNOLD, Md. – The old news is that the country’s largest owner of medical real estate, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, remained the king of the property type in 2018. For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser, a health insurer and provider with 8.6 […]

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Feature Story: MOBs still rule the outpatient space

Consultant with The Advisory Board ranks the property types at Colliers conference CHICAGO — Of the five main outpatient facility types, medical office buildings (MOBs), urgent care centers and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have the most positive outlooks and futures in the healthcare and healthcare real estate (HRE) sector. On the other hand, the outlook […]

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Feature Story: Most patients have been slow to embrace telehealth

‘We’re not Open Table yet… They still want to talk to somebody,’ Colliers panelists say  CHICAGO — It’s likely that a good percentage of professionals involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) are curious about how advances in technology, including telehealth and e-visits, will affect medical facilities in the years to come. It looks as if […]

Feature Story: Systems need help, advice with their R.E. strategy

Feature Story: Systems need help, advice with their R.E. strategy

Panelists at Colliers Healthcare conference outline what they want from HRE firms CHICAGO — When health system executives talk, healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals typically sit up and listen. After all, the needs of the country’s hospitals and health systems are what continue to drive HRE facility development, acquisitions, property management and other services such […]

News Release: Walgreens seeks to optimize its real estate

News Release: Walgreens seeks to optimize its real estate

National pharmacy/retailer has big plans for delivering healthcare services By John B. Mugford         After all, the company, operates a network of 9,653 stores in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., that are primarily focused on its pharmacy business as well as selling healthcare and beauty products. Astonishingly, its network of stores […]

Gary Weatherford of GoHealth Urgent Care (center) describes his firm’s approach to evaluating urgent care center opportunities during the ICSC RECon convention in Las Vegas. He was joined by moderator David Wirth of Cushman & Wakefield (left) and fellow panelist Alan Ayers of Urgent care Consultants (right). (Photo courtesy of ICSC)

Feature Story: Urgent care opportunities abound

R.E. strategies for such facilities is no longer an ‘affluent suburban’ or ‘Sunbelt’ play By John B. Mugford Although some suburban markets nationwide have reached a saturation point when it comes to the number of urgent care centers (UCCs), changes in healthcare and payment systems are creating more and more opportunities in new areas throughout […]