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Industry Pulse: All of our COVID-19 coverage in one place

Industry Pulse: All of our COVID-19 coverage in one place

For your convenience, here are links to most of the COVID-19 coverage HREI has published to date: Feature Story: Recovery could be slower; U-shaped vs. V-shaped REIT Report: REITs reacting to COVID-19, not necessarily buying Feature Story: HRE update from the front lines Feature Story: The MOB market did well during Q1 Feature Story: Your […]

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Feature Story: Recovery could be slower; U-shaped vs. V-shaped

Noted economist, real estate expert Dr. Sam Chandon details the downturn during Revista webcast By John B. Mugford As the country bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming less likely that the economy will make the quick “V-shaped” recovery that many economists, businesses and, for that matter, all of us were hoping for. […]

Feature Story: HRE update from the front lines

Feature Story: HRE update from the front lines

CBRE leasing pros discuss market hardships, what the recovery might look like By John B. Mugford As could be expected, smaller medical practices, especially those that may have been struggling prior to the current crisis or those involved in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are being hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, for the […]

Feature Story: The MOB market did well during Q1

Feature Story: The MOB market did well during Q1

But the numbers could tell a different story down the road, Revista says By John B. Mugford At least through the first quarter (Q1) of this year, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic had not drastically impacted the performance of the medical office building (MOB) sector. In fact, quite the contrary, as MOB sales remained […]

Feature Story: Your healthcare tenants want rent relief. Now what?

Feature Story: Your healthcare tenants want rent relief. Now what?

Winstead webinar explores some legal implications of COVID-19 on HRE By John B. Mugford Sure, everyone involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) these days is trying to gauge how much of an effect the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis is having on the sector. Although well-leased HRE facilities and medical office buildings (MOBs) emerged largely […]

Feature Story: A coronavirus conversation for the HRE space

Feature Story: A coronavirus conversation for the HRE space

InterFace webinar panelists discuss COVID-19’s impact on the industry By John B. Mugford “Necessity really is the mother of invention.” Lorie Damon, who leads Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare Practice Group, reiterated the well-known proverb while moderating a webinar on April 14 focused on how health systems and companies involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) are […]

Feature Story: Even some MOBs are feeling the pain

Feature Story: Even some MOBs are feeling the pain

Yet the asset class could be the first to recover due to pent-up demand By John B. Mugford This time, things are different for medical office buildings (MOBs) — and yet, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel. During the Great Recession, MOBs gained their well-known reputation as being “recession-resistant,” in […]

The InterFace HRE West development panel included (from left to right): moderator Andrew Fogg of Cox Castle & Nicholson,  Todd Varney of NexCore Group, Nancy Moses of Trammell Crow, Scott Mackey of Devenney Group, John Grossman of Millie & Severson and Connor Lewis of Ryan Companies.
(Photo courtesy of InterFace)

Feature Story: Pre-pandemic panel predicted a plentiful period for MOBs

Prior to COVID-19, developers at InterFace conference were excited about the possibilities By John B. Mugford On Feb. 19, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of healthcare real estate (HRE) and medical office building (MOB) development professionals gathered for a panel session in Los Angeles to talk about what was going […]

Feature Story: HREI survey shows COVID-19 is taking a toll on the sector

Feature Story: HREI survey shows COVID-19 is taking a toll on the sector

Activity has slowed, but some developments, investments and leases are still moving forward By John B. Mugford Even the “recession-resistant” healthcare real estate (HRE) space is feeling the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. An exclusive new Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ survey released April 8 indicates that although about one-third of HRE deals and developments […]

Feature Story: Third-party developers had a big year in 2019

Feature Story: Third-party developers had a big year in 2019

VA facility-focused U.S. Federal Properties tops Revista’s annual survey By John B. Mugford Who was the big winner in this year’s Revista Outpatient Real Estate Development Report? One might say that it was the third-party outpatient facility development sector itself. Third-party development volumes not only increased significantly from a year earlier. Third-party healthcare real estate […]

Feature Story: Are MOBs still ‘recession resistant?’ We might soon find out

Feature Story: Are MOBs still ‘recession resistant?’ We might soon find out

At January’s Revista event, HRE finance execs discussed a potential downturn By John B. Mugford At the end of January, an economic downtown was not yet on the horizon, even though many businesspeople, including those involved in healthcare real estate (HRE), were thinking about and preparing for such a possibility. After all, strong economic cycles […]

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 […]