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Drone-based medical deliveries are here! Today, the Division of Aviation teamed up with WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Matternet to conduct the first round of test flights for drones to deliver medical packages.  (Photo courtesy of North Carolina Department of Transportation)

News Release: NCDOT Launches “First Flight” Under Drone Pilot Program in partnership with Matternet and WakeMed

August 29, 2018 RALEIGH, N.C. –  Drone-based medical deliveries are here.Today, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has teamed up with WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Matternet to conduct the first round of test flights for drones to carry simulated medical packages from Raleigh Medical Park, located across from WakeMed Raleigh Campus on Sunnybrook […]

Industry Pulse: HTA outlines why it remains bullish on MOBs

Industry Pulse: HTA outlines why it remains bullish on MOBs

Demographics, continued shift to outpatient care, to benefit the company In its latest investor presentation – released last week – Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Healthcare Trust of America Inc. (NYSE: HTA) provides information as to why it, as the largest owner of medical office buildings (MOBs) in the country, remains so bullish on the property type. The investor […]

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Industry Pulse: Is your HRE business ready to move beyond the boomers?

Millennials are projected to become the largest U.S. population group next year   Anyone who has been involved in the healthcare real estate (HRE) business for even a short time understands that one of the primary factors that makes the sector attractive is demographics, specifically the aging of the baby boom generation. That has certainly […]

Thought Leaders: LEAP Agency Releases Healthcare Whitepaper Geared Toward Millennials

Thought Leaders: LEAP Agency Releases Healthcare Whitepaper Geared Toward Millennials

A study on how healthcare providers can engage the attention of the Millennial generation. Louisville, Kentucky, June 28, 2018 (Newswire.com) – To succeed in the digital economy, healthcare providers need to start paying more attention to the Millennial generation. Understanding this generation’s perspective and what their needs are is the only way to stay relevant […]

Industry Pulse: Neuro Group finds use for historic Mob

Industry Pulse: Neuro Group finds use for historic Mob

Fully renovated “Streamline Moderne” MOB back in use With the many changes taking place in the healthcare industry, one of the most common topics of conversation at healthcare real estate (HRE) conferences is what will be done with antiquated medical office buildings (MOBs).

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Are ROFOs and ROFRs more of a consideration now than in years past? “Yes… (In the past) when we received a letter saying someone was considering buying the building, we didn’t have the important discussions we needed to have.

Transactions: Q1 MOB sales were $2.2 billion

Transactions: Q1 MOB sales were $2.2 billion

And more large portfolio offerings hit the market shortly after end of the quarter By John B. Mugford Medical office building (MOB) sales in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 were solid, if not spectacular, especially when compared to the record-setting year of 2017.

Industry Pulse: Mobs: Stable Demand, Strong Fundamentals

HRE investors have allocated $11.2 billion, CBRE says The 109 firms responding to the 2018 Healthcare Real Estate Investor & Developer Survey conducted by CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBG) have allocated about $11.2 billion to acquire and develop healthcare facilities in 2018, representing a 25 percent drop from 2017.

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Have providers’ views changed on whether to own vs. lease real estate? There is a general belief that, depending on the credit specifics, hospitals or health systems can borrow direct on a tax exempt basis at a lower cost than if they were leasing. There are exceptions to that, but as it’s evolved to physicians […]

Industry Pulse: JP Morgan Boss tells of new Healthcare Venture

Industry Pulse: JP Morgan Boss tells of new Healthcare Venture

Jamie Dimon explains why JPMorgan, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway are tackling healthcare In January 2018, when Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway made a rather vague announcement that they were collaborating on a healthcare venture, it raised more questions than answers. Now, in his newly released letter to shareholders, published as part of the New […]

Industry Pulse: Millennials bring online behavior to Healthcare

Industry Pulse: Millennials bring online behavior to Healthcare

Millennials are also more likely to use walk-in clinics, telemedicine and wellness programs A new research study has found that millennials – who now outnumbers baby boomers – are more comfortable with nontraditional engagement with their healthcare providers, and are more likely to apply shopping habits commonly found in the online retail realm to their […]

Industry Pulse: Mob vacancies hit an all-time low last year

Medical office vacancies fell for the sixth consecutive year to a new low of 7.3 percent Coming off a record year for medical office building (MOB) sales in 2017, there is no doubt that demand remains extremely strong from a wide variety of investors for the product type. In fact, demand is so strong that […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

How do MOB monetizations affect physician satisfaction? “We’ve done studies in the past showing that in most instances

Industry Pulse: HREI Recognizes Top 2017 HRE People And Projects

The winners of the fifth annual HREI™ Insights Awards™ were announced Dec. 7. The nine awards honored excellence in healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership:

Industry Pulse: Higher Interest Rates are a Growing Issue

Industry Pulse: Higher Interest Rates are a Growing Issue

Fed signals that it might raise rates faster than anticipated Encouraged by a strengthening U.S. economy and increased confidence that the Federal Reserve will reach its inflation target in the near future, central bank policymakers have suggested the path of future rate hikes could be “slightly steeper” during the next few years than previously anticipated.