Industry Pulse

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Dr. Charles Woods Jr.

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Dr. Charles Woods Jr.

Why is the UofL investing $78 million in a new medical office building?

Industry Pulse: HRE Demand Remains High Despite Disruption

Industry Pulse: HRE Demand Remains High Despite Disruption

Providers want more capital and costs savings, NGKF says “Of all the economic sectors, healthcare is arguably experiencing the most disruption” and uncertainty, according to a new report from the Global Healthcare Services unit of Newmark  Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF). Even so, the firm’s “U.S. Healthcare Real Estate Outlook 2017” says that demand for healthcare […]

Industry Pulse: Now That’s a Short-Term Medical Office Lease

Industry Pulse: Now That’s a Short-Term Medical Office Lease

Medical tenants can now lease furnished, equipped space for as little as half a day. A new venture that opened June 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz., puts a new spin on the familiar concept of medical office timeshares. Similar to Regus in the mainstream office sector, Viva MedSuites is being pitched as part medical office timeshare, […]

Care Capital Properties began operating as a standalone company In August 2015. Photo courtesy of Care Capital Properties

Industry Pulse: Some Healthcare REITs are ‘Dirt Cheap’

Analysts say REITs focused on SNFs pose greater risks Some healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs) have fallen out of favor, primarily due to a crackdown on skilled nursing facility (SNF) operators by the U.S. Department of Justice, some analysts say.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Mark Frey

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Mark Frey

What’s the strategy behind your two new MOBs in suburban Chicago?

Industry Pulse: Fundamentals Reflect MOB Sector Vitality

Industry Pulse: Fundamentals Reflect MOB Sector Vitality

Cushman & Wakefield’s latest “Vital Signs” report says medical office continues to perform well A new report from Cushman and Wakefield says that, despite uncertainty regarding healthcare regulations, medical office real estate continues to perform well across nearly all U.S. markets – although not quite as well as last year.

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. 
Photo courtesy of Duke Realty

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.
(Photo by Andriy Blokhin, Shutterstock)

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.

Aurora Health Care announced plans in late March to build an ASC and MOB in the 84South development in Greenfield. Rendering courtesy of Cobalt Partners

Industry Pulse: Aurora Health Care Has a Bevy of Projects

System says controlling costs has enabled it to pursue $500 million-plus in new projects Any U.S. health systems, no matter how financially healthy they are, are feeling some financial constraints, meaning they simply cannot deploy as much capital as they would like.

Industry Pulse: Carter Validus Could Be Nearing Sale of First REIT

Industry Pulse: Carter Validus Could Be Nearing Sale of First REIT

Unconfirmed media reports says the firm might sell its MOB and data center portfolios There comes a time in the later stages of the life of any unlisted real estate investment trust (REIT) when its officers must decide on a liquidity event. This can entail going public or selling off the properties it has acquired, […]