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, […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Nancy Daniels

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Nancy Daniels

Are receivership real estate sales more complicated than other sales?

The Duke Realty healthcare portfolio includes such properties as the 459,717 square foot Baylor Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas. 
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Industry Pulse: HTA to Buy Duke Realty’s MOBs, Development Unit

Pending $2.75 billion purchase would propel HTA to the top of the MOB ownership list. Just as this edition of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ was about to go to press, we learned that Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE: HTA) had agreed to acquire the entire MOB portfolio of Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corp […]

Industry Pulse: CBRE - Firms Plan to Invest $14.9B in HRE

Industry Pulse: CBRE – Firms Plan to Invest $14.9B in HRE

Allocations by HRE investors and developers are up 3%. Firms have earmarked a total of nearly $14.9 billion in equity for healthcare real estate (HRE) investment and development activity this year, according to the seventh annual HRE Investor & Developer Survey from CBRE’s U.S. Healthcare Capital Markets Group.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Karen Torres

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Karen Torres

How does your system decide on the service mix for new MOBs?

Sears Holdings Corp. is the most vulnerable public retail company, according to a recent analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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Industry Pulse: U.S. retailers are going bankrupt at a record pace so far this year, creating vacancies

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, Linens & Things, Blockbuster, Borders and other retail chains dumped hundreds of large (50,000 to 200,000 square foot) […]

Industry Pulse: Readmissions Data Supports Programs

Industry Pulse: Readmissions Data Supports Programs

And the more programs used, the bigger the difference Hospitals participating in value-based programs have lower readmission rates. According to a new study, hospitals that participate in voluntary value-based programs have fewer readmissions than those that rely on financial incentives alone.

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 […]