Industry Pulse

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.

Industry Pulse: Retailization blamed for Hospital Closings

Industry Pulse: Retailization blamed for Hospital Closings

From 2010-20, 25 percent of rural hospitals will close More than 120 rural hospitals have closed since 2005 and, if they keep closing at the current rate, 25 percent of all rural hospitals will have closed by 2020 – in the 10 years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable care Act (PPACA) […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

How have investor perceptions of healthcare real estate changed? “Healthcare real estate is emerging from the shadows of alternative sectors and is increasingly being viewed as a staple asset.

Industry Pulse: Is behavioral health the next big HRE trend?

Industry Pulse: Is behavioral health the next big HRE trend?

REITs and other for-profit firms are growing more active in the behavioral health space Are behavioral health facilities poised to become a significant opportunity for healthcare real estate (HRE) developers and investors? There are definitely signs pointing in that direction, according to a recent blog post by Tim Callahan, a Denver-based managing director of the […]

Industry Pulse: Hospitals Were Net Sellers of Mobs In 2017

Industry Pulse: Hospitals Were Net Sellers of Mobs In 2017

Hospitals sold more medical buildings than they acquired last year, but not by much

Industry Pulse: On the record

Industry Pulse: On the record

What’s your reaction to the proposed Aetna CVS merger plan? “With Aetna and CVS, that’s something we’re all going to wait and see what that means. I think the more exciting news is Amazon and JP Morgan. I have incredible respect for Warren Buffett, and Amazon is the great disruptor. And JP Morgan has the […]

Industry Pulse: California Dreamin’: Mob Fetches $613 Psf

Industry Pulse: California Dreamin’: Mob Fetches $613 Psf

Dermatologist buys West Los Angeles MOB for $4.7 million If you think California medical office building (MOB) prices are cooling, think again. Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC announced March 12, that it arranged the sale of the two-story, 7,658 square foot Bryan Medical Building at 11669 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Los Angeles for $4.7 million, […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Is there capital available for MOB acquisitions? “On the capital markets side, from a macro perspective, there’s more dry powder… on the sidelines today than any time in history. I think

Industry Pulse: New HRE Report Says Uncertainty Remains

Industry Pulse: New HRE Report Says Uncertainty Remains

But fundamentals still strong, Cushman & Wakefield says: The past six months “have brought dramatic changes to both healthcare regulations and policy-making, all of which port end significant challenges for healthcare providers and their real estate partners in the coming months.”