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Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse: JLL reports that first-half 2020 MOB sales topped 2019

Industry Pulse: JLL reports that first-half 2020 MOB sales topped 2019

The COVID-19 pandemic has ‘justified’ the investment case for the product  NATIONAL – Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals involved in the medical office building (MOB) sector have predicted that the property type would hold up as well as almost any other type of investment vehicle. A new report from Jones Lang […]

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 […]

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 […]

Industry Pulse: "How is COVID-19 affecting your business?”

Industry Pulse: “How is COVID-19 affecting your business?”

Please take HREI’s quick, easy, one question survey: “How is COVID-19 affecting your business?” Healthcare Real Estate Insights would like to know how the COVID-19 crisis and all its associated repercussions are affecting your business. Please take our easy, quick, anonymous survey below. You will be able to see the exclusive results so far when […]

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Industry Pulse: Keeping an eye on the coronavirus effect

HRE sector professionals not yet ready to comment on possible market pause NATIONWIDE — Concerns over the coronavirus, or COVID-19, coupled with falling oil prices, have had an unmistakable impact on global financial markets. Last week (March 2-6), stocks suffered their worst weekly decline since the 2008 financial crisis, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunged […]

Industry Pulse: Rents rising, occupancies to tighten in MOB space

Industry Pulse: Rents rising, occupancies to tighten in MOB space

Marcus & Millichap report cites a rise in med school students, drop in cap rates NATIONWIDE — The optimism concerning medical office buildings (MOBs) as a real estate product type continues to grow, with a certain number of reasons for such optimism being cited time and time again. Among them are the country’s aging demographics, […]

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Industry Pulse: Healthcare real estate demand like to remain strong in 2019

Experts still upbeat about HRE despite stock volatility and recession talk  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – As the domestic and global stock markets continue to show plenty of volatility, with an economic slowdown potentially on the horizon, investors continue to look for safe places to put their money. One such place is healthcare real estate (HRE), particularly […]

The CNL MOB portfolio includes the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute building in Knoxville, Tenn. Photo courtesy of BarberMcMurry Architects

Industry Pulse: Healthcare REITs have been top performers in 2018

Amid a ‘volatile’ year for REITs, HFF says the healthcare sector delivered the best returns Although real estate investment trust (REIT) performance has been “volatile” in 2018, most REITs are on track to finish the year in positive territory, with healthcare REITs leading all sectors in total returns. That was according to the Quarterly Market Perspectives […]

Industry Pulse: A Stronger Post-Acute Sector Could Benefit HRE

If more health systems acquire post-acute operations, that could benefit the real estate One of the largest publicly traded, healthcare-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs), Toledo based Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), has launched a new report focused on HRE trends and analyses.

Industry Pulse: AI Could Save Money, Advance Medicine

Industry Pulse: AI Could Save Money, Advance Medicine

Artificial intelligence could help healthcare save billions While healthcare is widely considered to be one of the country’s juggernaut industries, out-of-control, rising costs could derail the sector in any number of ways.

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

What is behind the healthcare retailization trend and will it continue? “People want convenience and high-quality care, and they want it to be easy. The trend of neighborhood healthcare locations will continue – and escalate. Neighborhood health destinations will continue to grow, including primary care, urgent health care, lab, hearing and vision services.” Patrick Carroll, […]

Industry Pulse: Two More Sizable Mob Portfolios Hit The Market

Industry Pulse: Two More Sizable Mob Portfolios Hit The Market

USAA Real Estate and partners are selling two MOB portfolios acquired via joint ventures If 2017 was “The Year of the Portfolio” with respect to the total dollar volume of multi-asset medical office building (MOB) transactions, 2018 might be shaping up to be “The Year of the Portfolio” in terms of the sheer number of MOB […]

Industry Pulse: Is ‘Medtail’ The Cure For Retail’s Woes?

Industry Pulse: Is ‘Medtail’ The Cure For Retail’s Woes?

Mainstream media has finally ‘discovered’ retailization This is no big news flash for healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals, but a new article posted Sept. 24 to the Forbes. com website suggests that “medtail,” the positioning of medical facilities in former retail spaces and in retail areas, could be at least part of the answer for […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

It seems like MOB acquisitions have slowed. What are your thoughts on the medical office building sector? “With MOB increasingly being viewed as a core holding, private capital holders (private equity, insurance, sovereign wealth) have kept asset valuations high in recent periods. I see no sign that these

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Industry Pulse: Two more MOB portfolios hit the market

Offered together, the Flagship and HSA packages total 479,092 square feet If 2017 was “The Year of the Portfolio” with respect to the total dollar volume of multi-asset medical office building (MOB) transactions, 2018 might be shaping up to be “The Year of the Portfolio” in terms of the sheer number of MOB portfolios being […]