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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 […]

Industry Pulse: Seavest, TCC Working On  ‘Small-Format’ Hospitals

Industry Pulse: Seavest, TCC Working On ‘Small-Format’ Hospitals

The partners are working with micro hospital operator Emerus on projects for AHN

Industry Pulse: On the record

Industry Pulse: On the record

Is telehealth having much effect on your real estate strategy? “For growth, it’s minor because you don’t need a lot of … space for telehealth… I would personally like to see the growth model in my own marketplace (Southern California) on the ASC development and MOB development… I think the opportunity for growth is still […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

What is your view on the healthcare industry’s ongoing consolidation? “Healthcare’s a business and consolidation tends to drive margins. But at the end of the day, it’s still about taking care of the patient and it’s about quality… So while I believe that we’re going to see

Industry Pulse: Coming to an Mob Near You: Drones?

Industry Pulse: Coming to an Mob Near You: Drones?

WakeMed and partners testing drone delivery of supplies Will the design of future medical office buildings (MOBs) need to include landing pads for drones? Maybe, if pilot programs like the one being tested in Raleigh, N.C., catch on. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation has teamed up with WakeMed Health & […]

Industry Pulse: Mid-Year Reports Highlight MOB Sector

Industry Pulse: Mid-Year Reports Highlight MOB Sector

Investor demand remains high as development declines Late August and early September tend to be the time when national healthcare real estate (HRE) brokerage firms issue their midyear medical office building (MOB) reports. So, perhaps not surprisingly, a flurry of reports were issued in recent weeks by firms including Marcus & Millichap, Newmark Knight Frank […]