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Industry Pulse: Rate Hikes Unlikely to Have Big Impact on HRE

Industry Pulse: Rate Hikes Unlikely to Have Big Impact on HRE

Sector sources say that slightly higher capital costs will probably do little to cool the market At the Federal Reserve’s Dec. 14 policy meeting, the central bank voted unanimously to increase the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, to 0.75 percent. With growing optimism about the U.S. economy, the Fed also signaled that three […]

Industry Pulse: MOB Fetches Lofty Price on NYC’s Upper East Side

Industry Pulse: MOB Fetches Lofty Price on NYC’s Upper East Side

New York City medical office building sells for $17 million, or $1,133 per square foot The cost of real estate in New York City compared to the rest of the country never ceases to amaze, and a recent medical office building (MOB) transaction in Manhattan confirms this notion.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Mark Toothacre

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Mark Toothacre

Do you see a slowdown coming for healthcare real estate?

Industry Pulse: MOB Demand Still Strong Despite Dip

Industry Pulse: MOB Demand Still Strong Despite Dip

MOB cap rate converged with office for the first time in 2016. Although it looks like we will end 2016 with total medical office building (MOB) sales volumes that will be less than the record-setting levels of 2015, investor demand remains strong, according to the newly released “Medical Office Building Quarterly Update” from the healthcare-focused […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Matt Gilbert

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Matt Gilbert

How have recent healthcare industry changes affected MOB leasing?

Industry Pulse: Ventas’ CEO Might Buy Into Penguins

Industry Pulse: Ventas’ CEO Might Buy Into Penguins

Debra Cafaro might buy a stake in her hometown team Debra Cafaro grew up in Pittsburgh as a fan of the area’s beloved sports teams: the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.

Industry Pulse: Interest rate increases not seen as likely to have a big impact on HRE

Industry Pulse: Interest rate increases not seen as likely to have a big impact on HRE

Healthcare real estate sources say that slightly higher capital costs will probably do little to cool the market The Federal Reserve began cutting interest rates in September 2007 in growing recognition of the magnitude of the financial crisis. Rates were gradually reduced to historically low levels. The federal funds rate hit an unprecedented 0.25 percent […]

Industry Pulse: What will the Trump win mean for the HRE sector?

Industry Pulse: What will the Trump win mean for the HRE sector?

With ObamaCare facing an uncertain fate, will we see a return to “analysis paralysis?” If you attended the annual BOMA Medical Office Buildings (MOBs) conference in Orlando in May, you might recall that the luncheon keynote speaker on Day 2 was Charlie Cook, publisher of The Cook Political Report. During his very interesting and entertaining […]

Catholic Health Initiatives does business in 19 states in its owned hospitals as well as leased space in medical office buildings. Photo courtesy of CBRE

Industry Pulse: CHI and Dignity Health Looking at ‘Aligning’

Combination of two major systems would create a $27.8 billion healthcare colossus Just as this edition of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ was going to press, we learned that Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and San Francisco-based Dignity Health have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore “aligning” their organizations. The two systems made individual […]

Former HHS secretary and Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson was interviewed one-on-one during the Revista conference.
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Industry Pulse: ‘We’re Just Scratching the Surface’ of Growth

Former Wisconsin governor, secretary of HHS Tommy Thompson embraces MOBs During a question and answer period in which he noted that Americans no longer trust their government, but that the U.S. healthcare system is the best in the world despite what some critics might say, Tommy Thompson, the former governor of Wisconsin and the secretary […]

Economist Dr. Glenn R. Mueller projects that the HRE sector still has some upside. HREI photo

Industry Pulse: HRE Market Likely to Keep Expanding

Economist upbeat about the economy and the HRE market Noted economist Dr. Glenn R. Mueller delivered a positive message during the opening keynote presentation at the Revista Medical Real Estate Investment Forum in Broomfield, Colo., Oct. 4-5.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - David Emery

Industry Pulse: On the Record – David Emery

What is the intent and impact of site-neutral Medicare payments?

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Mervyn Alphonso

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Mervyn Alphonso

How are health system real estate strategies changing?

David Koch at the beam signing for one of two big New York City cancer care centers. Photo courtesy of New York Presbyterian

Industry Pulse: Koch Cash Aiding Two NYC Cancer Centers

Koch Industries exec gives to two large outpatient facilities Time for quick construction updates on what will undoubtedly be two of the largest, and certainly two of the most expensive, outpatient facilities ever built in this country.

NorthStar obtained this Carson City, Nev., MOB as part of its $4 billion acquisition of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in 2014. (Photo courtesy of LoopNet.com)

Industry Pulse: NorthStar said to be near almost $1 billion MOB deal

Large foreign investor said to be interested in the firm’s massive medical office portfolio Healthcare real estate (HRE) sector sources say that a portfolio with nearly $1 billion worth of medical office buildings (MOBs) is for sale. The MOBs are being offered by New York-based NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), which is in the process […]