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Feature Story: MOB development likely to take a hit in 2021

Feature Story: MOB development likely to take a hit in 2021

Even so, upbeat InterFace panelists say there are opportunities out there By John B. Mugford As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it has become clear that medical office buildings (MOBs) are one of the most resilient, most likely to survive any type of economic slowdown or national crisis product type in commercial real estate. However, one […]

Feature Story: Pandemic has done little to dent MOB investment activity

Feature Story: Pandemic has done little to dent MOB investment activity

Investors in virtual InterFace event say 2020 volumes will be comparable to 2019 By John B. Mugford “This industry continues to display its real resiliency, and that is going to keep the capital flowing into it,” said Peter Westmeyer, CEO of Chicago-based Remedy Medical Properties, formerly MBRE Healthcare, which has the largest private medical office […]

Feature Story: MOBs have remained strong through it all

Feature Story: MOBs have remained strong through it all

Revista’s Mike Hargrave reports on sales volumes, construction activity and more during Colliers’ HRE web conference By John B. Mugford NATIONAL – As was predicted, albeit with some caution, medical office buildings (MOBs) have held up very well from as an investment and property type since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This statement comes […]

Feature Story: COVID-19 will change healthcare delivery forever

Feature Story: COVID-19 will change healthcare delivery forever

During Colliers’ HRE webinar, Advisory Board consultant discusses the landscape By John B. Mugford Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as if almost every health system and provider was looking for ways to be more efficient and streamline operations, to cut costs, to get ahead of potential disruptors to the delivery […]

Feature Story: Has the case for monetizations changed in light of COVID-19?

Feature Story: Has the case for monetizations changed in light of COVID-19?

A webinar that includes HRE professionals, a system exec discuss the issue By John B. Mugford The number of true “monetizations” in which health systems have sold ancillary real estate properties, including medical office buildings (MOBs), has been relatively scarce in recent years. This lack of monetizations, according to healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals, has […]

Feature Story: Providers might be more open to third-party capital

Feature Story: Providers might be more open to third-party capital

System executives were part of Colliers’ virtual HRE conference on Sept. 24 By John B. Mugford As noted as part of the description of a panel session that was part of Healthcare Virtual Conference 2020 sponsored and broadcast over the internet last week by Seattle-based Colliers International, “the world turned upside down in March.” Indeed, […]

Feature Story: More net lease buyers turning to HRE

Feature Story: More net lease buyers turning to HRE

Yield-hungry investors are developing a taste for medical assets, panelists say By John B. Mugford The Globe Street (GlobeSt.com) Net Lease Conference, which has been held for two decades, typically has a heavy emphasis on the retail real estate sector. However, in recent years, the conference has added a session on the net-lease healthcare real […]

Feature Story: REITs shaking off pandemic pain

Feature Story: REITs shaking off pandemic pain

Senior housing has suffered, but rent collections generally remain strong By John B. Mugford As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the eyes of observers involved in the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector are intently focused on the financial health and investment proclivity of the publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). […]

Feature Story: MOB sector remains resilient despite Q2 sales decline

Feature Story: MOB sector remains resilient despite Q2 sales decline

Revista’s latest webcast shows stabilized occupancies despite COVID-19 NATIONAL — The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly taking its toll on the country’s healthcare systems as well as the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, even though the industry and property type continue to show resiliency more than four months into the crisis. For example, […]

Companies: Cornerstone’s latest investment: four MOBs for $30.5M

Companies: Cornerstone’s latest investment: four MOBs for $30.5M

Greenville, S.C., purchase closes its fifth fund, through which it invested $59.9 million By John B. Mugford GREENVILLE, S.C. — Ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has battered the country, the economy and health systems, a few investors involved in the medical office building (MOB) space have stepped up and remained quite active in making acquisitions. […]

Feature Story: Spring MOB sales volume fell up to 60% amid the pandemic

Feature Story: Spring MOB sales volume fell up to 60% amid the pandemic

But NKF says this ‘buying opportunity’ might bring REITs and other investors off the sidelines By John B. Mugford During the past five years, the medical office building (MOB) sector announced its presence among the major types of commercial real estate with annual sales topping $11 billion, according to the major real estate data firms […]

Feature Story: Encouraging signs for development

Feature Story: Encouraging signs for development

InterFace webinar panelists say they’re seeing opportunities pick up again By John B. Mugford Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most health systems have been forced to put most their efforts into surviving the crisis, leaving little time to think about growing their ambulatory networks and initiating new medical office building (MOB) development projects. […]

Feature Story: Investors expect a big second half

Feature Story: Investors expect a big second half

Still-active MOB buyers discuss the state of the market during InterFace webinar By John B. Mugford After the initial shock of the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks as if the healthcare industry, and subsequently the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, is getting back on track. “We collected 96 percent of our rents (in […]

Feature Story: Even if there is short-term pain, MOBs are a strong investment

Feature Story: Even if there is short-term pain, MOBs are a strong investment

Panelists on a Marcus & Millichap webinar reiterate why they are bullish on the property type NATIONAL — Because medical office buildings (MOBs) have fared rather well during the COVID-19 pandemic, with rent collections remaining very strong for many landlords, capitalization rates, or first-year estimated returns, for the product type have not risen much at all. […]

Feature Story: MOBs proving ‘resilient’ once again

Feature Story: MOBs proving ‘resilient’ once again

But senior housing is struggling. That and more from 2020 REITweek event. By Murray W. Wolf and John B. Mugford The annual three-day REITweek conference is the single most important event of the year for securities analysts and others who follow real estate investment trusts. The analysts, along with institutional investors and representatives from sponsoring […]