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Feature Story: It’s official: Retail has discovered healthcare

Feature Story: It’s official: Retail has discovered healthcare

Annual ICSC RECon retail real estate event focuses on healthcare for the first time By Murray W. Wolf Held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon global convention for the shopping center industry is one of the largest trade shows conducted in the United States. Last year, […]


Feature Story: Capital partnerships are all the rage in HRE

For good reason, according to panelists at BOMA MOB conference MINNEAPOLIS — In the early days of the medical office building (MOB) sector, companies that had started to focus exclusively on developing, acquiring and managing such facilities often relied on a network of high net worth individuals, friends and family included, to invest in their […]

Feature Story: BOMA MOB conference was a big hit, again

Feature Story: BOMA MOB conference was a big hit, again

Event enjoyed near-record attendance and high marks for content, networking MINNEAPOLIS – It is our understanding that the seeds of the BOMA International Medical Office Buildings + Healthcare Real Estate Conference were planted in 2003. That’s when a “Medical Office Buildings Seminar” was offered as part of the annual BOMA International Annual Conference and The […]

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People: Q&A with Jay Buckley, Anchor’s new VP of asset management

After five years with HCP, industry veteran joins private HRE firm to help manage its fast-growing portfolio In a reflection of its strong growth in recent years, Charlottesville, Va.-based Anchor Health Properties recently hired commercial real estate veteran Jay Buckley for the role of VP, asset management. Mr. Buckley, who started his career with an […]


Feature Story: Revista’s top outpatient developers of 2018 are…

Anchor Health Properties led in two categories, with PMB topping the other NATIONWIDE — The rankings of the top outpatient healthcare real estate (HRE) developers in 2018 are complete, as Maryland-based Revista has released the results of its third annual development report. The company, which focuses on thoroughly compiling and disseminating data concerning the HRE sector […]

Feature Story: Combatting the likes of CVS, Walmart

Feature Story: Combatting the likes of CVS, Walmart

At InterFace West, executives talk about adapting to a changing landscape  LOS ANGELES – Competition from the likes of Amazon, CVS and Walmart. The continued consolidation of health systems and physician practices. Increased competition from other, often growing, health systems invading new turf. The need to get out into the community to provide services in […]

The "Trends and Market Forces" panel at InterFace Healthcare West included (from left to right): moderator Todd Varney of NexCore, Carl Nelson of Orcutt | Winslow, Neil Carolan of Rendina, Jake Dinnen of PMB, Nancy Moses of Trammell Crow and John Grossman of Millie and Severson. (HREI photo)

Feature Story: Development on the rise

Panelists at InterFace Healthcare West talk about the market, trends and the future By John B. Mugford In the years since the Great Recession, the amount of medical office building (MOB) development has remained relatively steady, according to at least a couple of sources. And yet, during a panel session last week concerning healthcare real […]


Feature Story: The case for investing in HRE remains strong

Panel at Revista conference discusses the pros and cons of the sector SAN DIEGO – As brick and mortar retail stores flounder and pricing for industrial and multi-family properties continues to soar, many investors in recent years have started to look to “niche” commercial real estate (CRE) sectors to round out their portfolios. One of […]


Feature Story: Steadiness of the MOB sector is the exciting news

Revista’s conference highlights strong sales volume, NOI growth, etc. SAN DIEGO – As a slide appeared on the big screens during a conference in San Diego last week hosted by healthcare real estate (HRE) research firm Revista, Mike Hargrave, a principal with the company, said, “I would imagine this is why we’re all here.” The […]

Feature Story: When is the downturn coming?

Feature Story: When is the downturn coming?

At Revista conference, well-known economist looks at the future SAN DIEGO – We’d all love to know whether the U.S. economy is headed for a recession later in 2019, or perhaps in 2020. We’d also like to know exactly when such a downturn will happen, how long it will last, how mild or drastic it […]


Feature Story: Healthcare REIT execs still bullish

Despite potential disruptors and low cap rates, BOMA panelists remain upbeat By John B. Mugford The largest healthcare-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs), have long been and continue to be one of the most important – if not the most important – buyers of medical office buildings (MOBs). According to healthcare real estate (HRE) research […]

Feature Story: Prescription for providers: Think and act like an investor

Systems that adopt a more corporate approach to real estate can benefit By John B. Mugford New CBRE report authored by well-known HRE and REIT analyst Jerry Doctrow suggests that health systems can reduce occupancy costs by thinking more like investors The vast majority of the healthcare facilities that any investor with an appetite for […]

Feature Story: Keep an eye on the capital markets

Feature Story: Keep an eye on the capital markets

HRE demand is still strong but recent trends bear watching, Revista panel says By Connie M. McCaffrey   How are rising interest rates affecting capitalization (cap) rates and net asset values (NAVs)? What new trends and legislation are impacting healthcare real estate (HRE) investors? Are there new competitors and risks in the HRE space? How […]

Anchor Health Properties Co-Founders Paul Crowley and Lou Sachs (center), flanked by two of their Anchor colleagues, CEO Ben Ochs (left) and Chief Investment Officer James A. Schmid III (right), pose for a celebratory photo after receiving the 2017 HREI Insights Awards™ Lifetime Achievement Award at the RealShare HRE conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., in December. (HREI™ photo)

2017 HREI Insights Awards Winner – Lifetime Achievement: They were ‘retailization’ pioneers

Paula Crowley and Lou Sachs have used the idea since the ‘80s By John B. Mugford In a company profile of Anchor Health Properties, Co-Founders Paula Crowley and Lou Sachs told Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ that a retail-oriented strategy creates healthcare facilities that offer patients a better experience with a creative mix of services and […]

John Thomas (left) received his HREI Insights Awards™ Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year Award at the RealShare conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., in December. He is pictured above with the 2015 winner, Erik Tellefson of Capital One. (HREI photo)

2017 HREI Insights Awards: John T. Thomas is top exec for 2017

He’s led Physicians Realty Trust in building its portfolio to $4 billion since its founding in 2013 The launching of Milwaukee-based Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) took place rather quietly back in 2013, as the real estate investment trust (REIT) commenced with an initial portfolio of 19 medical office buildings (MOBs) valued at about $125 […]