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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 […]

Feature Story: Alternative assets are looking good

Feature Story: Alternative assets are looking good

NKF webcast discusses why MOBs and other alternatives should perform well By John B. Mugford Although the capital markets for commercial real estate have “experienced extreme volatility” during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team with New York-based Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) believes acquisitions of “alternative assets,” including medical office buildings (MOBs), are poised to make a […]

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 […]