Publisher’s Letter

Publisher’s Letter: Obamacare chaos

Dear Reader: As I write this, the news media is feasting on the bungled rollout of healthcare.gov, the website for the new federal healthcare exchange that was supposed to be the place where Americans could sign up for coverage. Anyone even remotely associated with the debacle is being pilloried, particularly our Commander in Chief. So […]

Publisher's Letter: And the winner is...

Publisher’s Letter: And the winner is…

…maybe you! Enter the new HREI INSIGHTS AWARDS Dear Reader: It’s about time. That pretty much sums up how I feel about the new HREI Insights Awards™. If you haven’t heard by now, Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ recently announced the creation of the HREI Insights Awards™, the only comprehensive national awards totally dedicated to recognizing […]

Publisher’s Letter: Visit HREInsights.com

HREI™ unveils redesigned, vastly expanded website Dear Reader: It’s been an extremely busy several months here at Healthcare Real Estate Insights™. In January, we celebrated 10 years of publishing with the unveiling of the “new and improved” HREI™ monthly magazine. Next, we wrapped up several months of work with the publication of our sixth annual […]

Publisher's Letter: Thank you for 10 fun, exciting years

Publisher’s Letter: Thank you for 10 fun, exciting years

Murray W. Wolf The past decade was a great experience and we couldn’t have done it without you Dear Reader: When we launched Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ in January 2003, we were brimming with entrepreneurial zeal about the prospects for the industry and this publication. The healthcare real estate (HRE) sector seemed primed for exponential […]

Publisher's Letter: Say ‘goodbye’ to HREI™

Publisher’s Letter: Say ‘goodbye’ to HREI™

AND SAY ‘HELLO’ TO A ‘NEW AND IMPROVED’ HREI™ By Murray W. Wolf Dear Reader: OK. I’ll admit it. The headline above was intended to raise an eyebrow. Relax. HREI™ is not saying goodbye. God willing, we will continue for many years to put all the latest and most important healthcare real estate news and […]

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Publisher’s Letter: ‘Taxmageddon’ ahead?

SELLERS HAVE EXTRA INCENTIVE AS DEC. 31 NEARS Dear Reader: As you surely know, “fiscal cliff” refers to the dilemma the U.S. government will face at midnight Dec. 31. That’s when the Budget Control Act of 2011 is scheduled to go into effect. The act was signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 2, […]

Publisher's Letter: Our rites of passage

Publisher’s Letter: Our rites of passage

HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE IS NOW IN TRANSITION By  Murray W. Wolf   Dear Reader: Any parent who has sent a child off to college can probably empathize with the conflicting emotions you feel when you drive away and leave your son or daughter on campus. After you say your good-byes, successfully hold back tears (or […]

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Publisher’s Letter: Healthcare beats hype

KEEP YOUR FACEBOOK, GIVE ME OUR REITs By  Murray W. Wolf Dear Reader: Facebook (NYSE: FB) debuted on Wall Street on May 18 with arguably the most high-profile initial public offering (IPO) in history. It was a “once in a generation opportunity” to get in on the ground floor of what could be one of […]

Publisher's Letter: Serious about seniors

Publisher’s Letter: Serious about seniors

By Murray W. Wolf.   Dear Reader: We have all recognized for many years that there is a big potential opportunity in the senior living sector. The market has had its ups and downs. But we all ultimately expect demand to grow for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care facilities, as well […]

Publisher's Letter: Demand never sleeps

Publisher’s Letter: Demand never sleeps

FACILITIES NEEDED DESPITE ‘PERFECT STORM’ By Murray W. Wolf, Publisher Dear Reader: The question we have been asked most frequently in recent months has probably been, “When do you think healthcare real estate development and monetization activity will rebound?” Folks recall wistfully the boom of the early to mid-2000s, before the capital crisis, Great Recession […]

Publisher's Letter: MOB defies recession

Publisher’s Letter: MOB defies recession

PROJECT SHOWS THE STENGTH OF THIS SECTOR By, Murray W. Wolf, Publisher Dear Reader: Those of you who have been reading these letters for the past eight years or so have been subjected to periodic updates on the Wolf clan, our misadventures in healthcare – and my reaction from a real estate perspective to our […]

Publisher’s Letter (January 2011)

It’s time for tort reform BIPARTISAN BILL OFFERS SLIMMER OF HOPE Dear Reader: Healthcare real estate professional tell us that one of the biggest challenges they face is that doctors feel uncomfortable signing leases. With so much uncertainty regarding healthcare reform, reimbursement rates and other issues, physicians are understandably wary about taking on new financial […]

How to reform reform

How to reform reform

How to reform reform HERE ARE SOME PROVISIONS THAT NEED REVISION  Dear Reader: Last month, I said that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka healthcare reform, should be repealed – and my position stands. Repeal certainly might be attainable, considering that we now have a solid GOP majority in the U.S. House, additional […]

Publisher's Letter: It’s time for tort reform

Publisher’s Letter: It’s time for tort reform

BIPARTISAN BILL OFFERS GLIMMER OF HOPE. By Murray W. Wolf, Publisher Dear Reader: Healthcare real estate professionals tell us that one of the biggest challenges they face is that doctors feel uncomfortable signing leases. With so much uncertainty regarding healthcare reform, reimbursement rates and other issues, physicians are understandably wary about taking on new financial […]

Publisher's Letter: Another visit to the ER

Publisher’s Letter: Another visit to the ER

THIS TIME, THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE WAS BETTER By Murray W. Wolf Dear Reader: As the parents of three children, my wife and I have had many opportunities – too many, in fact – to interact with the U.S. healthcare system during the past 16-plus years. In fact, I suspect that our teenage sons are locked […]