Industry Pulse

Sears Holdings Corp. is the most vulnerable public retail company, according to a recent analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. (Photo by Andriy Blokhin, Shutterstock)

Industry Pulse: Opportunities are increasing for retail repurposing

Almost 3,600 retail stores are slated to close this year, including hundreds of big boxes and department stores In the aftermath of the Great Recession, it became a common strategy for healthcare providers and healthcare real estate (HRE) firms to repurpose the buildings of failed big box and department stores. The bankruptcies of Circuit City, […]

James B. "Jim" Connor, President and CEO, Duke Realty (Photo courtesy of Duke Realty)

Industry Pulse: Duke Realty CEO declines to comment on rumors of potential MOB portfolio sale

Since we learned March 2 about rumors that Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DRE) might be exploring the sale of some or all of its 86-asset medical office building (MOB) portfolio, we at Healthcare Real Estate Insights have been trying to determine the veracity of the story. So far, our efforts to obtain any comment from Duke Realty have […]

Unconfirmed reports say Duke Realty might sell its medical office portfolio. (Photo courtesy of Duke Realty)

Industry Pulse: $3 billion MOB portfolio sale on the horizon?

For an update version of this story, please see: Industry Pulse: Duke Realty CEO declines to comment on rumors of potential MOB portfolio sale Unconfirmed news report about a possible sale by Duke Realty was a hot topic at March 8 HRE conference in Los Angeles By John B. Mugford At the InterFace Healthcare Real Estate […]

Many urgent care centers are expanding into more complex services, such as physical therapy and concussion screening. (Photo courtesy of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System)

Industry Pulse: Urgent care centers are still important, growing

The number of centers and patient volumes are increasing while wait times are declining. For those involved in the development and ownership of healthcare real estate (HRE), it looks as if owning a standalone urgent care center (UCC) building or having a UCC in your medical office building (MOB) continues to be a good bet, […]

Industry Pulse: Docs feeling the stress of today’s environment

Industry Pulse: Docs feeling the stress of today’s environment

U.S. physicians are struggling with morale, adapting to new models and access to care. While it might be a lucrative profession, being a doctor isn’t all that easy or stress-free these days, according to the people who would know best: doctors themselves. According to the 2016 Survey of America’s Physicians by Dallas-based Merritt Hawkins, a physician […]

Industry Pulse: Consolidation Picks Up In Rehab Sector

Industry Pulse: Consolidation Picks Up In Rehab Sector

Long-fragmented rehab sector seeing plenty of consolidation With services along the continuum of care continuing to play ever increasing roles in the delivery of healthcare services, one sector continues to catch the eye of investors: rehabilitation.

Industry Pulse: 56% Want Obamacare ‘Fixed,’ Poll Finds

Industry Pulse: 56% Want Obamacare ‘Fixed,’ Poll Finds

Proportion who want a total repeal declines to 30 percent As the country waits to see if the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress will indeed repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as they have promised, a slight majority of likely U.S. voters – 56 percent – want the […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Dirk Aulabaugh

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Dirk Aulabaugh

How would you assess the current environment for healthcare REITs? “There are very few traditional sectors in the REIT space that are trading at real premiums to their NAV (net asset value), but the sectors that are include healthcare, industrial, net lease and manufactured homes.”

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Jackie Lundblad

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Jackie Lundblad

What does the future look like for smaller physician practices? “I think that private practice physicians, especially those in the one- or two-person groups, have had a lot of pressure on their practices over the last six-plus years or so. Be it from administrative changes and documentation that they need to fill out to electronic […]

Industry Pulse: Rate Hikes Unlikely to Have Big Impact on HRE

Industry Pulse: Rate Hikes Unlikely to Have Big Impact on HRE

Sector sources say that slightly higher capital costs will probably do little to cool the market At the Federal Reserve’s Dec. 14 policy meeting, the central bank voted unanimously to increase the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, to 0.75 percent. With growing optimism about the U.S. economy, the Fed also signaled that three […]

Industry Pulse: MOB Fetches Lofty Price on NYC’s Upper East Side

Industry Pulse: MOB Fetches Lofty Price on NYC’s Upper East Side

New York City medical office building sells for $17 million, or $1,133 per square foot The cost of real estate in New York City compared to the rest of the country never ceases to amaze, and a recent medical office building (MOB) transaction in Manhattan confirms this notion.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Mark Toothacre

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Mark Toothacre

Do you see a slowdown coming for healthcare real estate?

Industry Pulse: MOB Demand Still Strong Despite Dip

Industry Pulse: MOB Demand Still Strong Despite Dip

MOB cap rate converged with office for the first time in 2016. Although it looks like we will end 2016 with total medical office building (MOB) sales volumes that will be less than the record-setting levels of 2015, investor demand remains strong, according to the newly released “Medical Office Building Quarterly Update” from the healthcare-focused […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Matt Gilbert

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Matt Gilbert

How have recent healthcare industry changes affected MOB leasing?

Industry Pulse: Ventas’ CEO Might Buy Into Penguins

Industry Pulse: Ventas’ CEO Might Buy Into Penguins

Debra Cafaro might buy a stake in her hometown team Debra Cafaro grew up in Pittsburgh as a fan of the area’s beloved sports teams: the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.