Special Report

Special Report: Largest MOB sales of the past decade

Here are the 10 biggest medical office building portfolio deals from 2003-12 By John B. Mugford and Murray W. Wolf It seems as if the largest medical office building (MOB) sales were many years ago, before the Great Recession. Yet our analysis of MOB deals since we started publishing Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ in January […]

One of the panels during the recent NIC conference discussed how investors
allocate capital for senior living real estate. The panelists included (from left
to right) Rick Matros of Sabra Health Care REIT, David Roth of Blackstone Group, Noah Levy of Prudential Real Estate Investors and Ted Bigman of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Photo courtesy of NIC/jvinfante photography

Special Report: Investors adding senior living to mix

ACUITY LEVELS ARE RISING – AND SO IS THE LEVEL OF INSTITUTIONAL INTEREST By Murray W. Wolf Seasoned senior living real estate investors acknowledge that the sector is “complicated,” “misunderstood” and fraught with the added risks associated with volatile government reimbursement policies. In addition, there are questions about the ability of some operators to deliver […]

Special Report: RealShare-Hospital Expansion

Are MOBs an endangered species? PROBABLY NOT, BUT PANELISTS SAY DESIGN, FINANCING, OWNERSHIP WILL CHANGE By Murray W. Wolf Will medical office buildings (MOBs) go the way of the rotary phone? Perhaps that is an exaggeration. But the way MOBs are designed, financed and owned is already changing, according to a panel of healthcare providers […]

A panel discussion during the NIC conference included (from left to right) Brian Reynolds of Capital Funding Group,
Ray Braun of Prospects Advisory Group, John Moore of Atria Senior Living and Mark Myers of Marcus & Millichap.
Photo courtesy of NIC/jvinfante photography

Special Report: Senior living prices ready to rebound?

ASSET VALUATIONS HAVE SLIPPED SINCE ‘07, BUT NIC PANEL SEES IMPROVEMENT By Murray W. Wolf In this, our third article from the NIC conference, we explore trends in valuations for senior living real estate. The market for senior living facilities peaked in 2006-07. Both the total dollar volume and number of transactions achieved new highs […]

Penny Pritzker set the tone for the
2009 NIC senior living conference
with an optimistic message.
Photo courtesy of NIC/jvinfante photography

Special Report: Senior housing sector shows optimism

DEVELOPMENT AND OCCUPANCY RATES HAVE DIPPED, BUT NIC CROWD SEES HOPE By Murray W. Wolf Like medical office, senior living has weathered the recession better than most commercial real estate sectors. But the similarities don’t stop there. Both are healthcare-related businesses that face risks from possible reimbursement rate reductions and continue to struggle to do […]

From left to right: Vince Cozzi, Todd Varney, Gina Weldy and Chris Bodnar
shared their perspectives on current issues in healthcare real estate.
Photo courtesy of InterFace Conference Group

Special Report: Proceed with caution

WHAT CONSTITUTES A ‘GOOD’ DEAL IN THIS MARKET? By Murray W. Wolf In this difficult economy, deal-hungry healthcare real estate developers and investors might be tempted to consider just about any opportunity that comes down the pike. But that makes it all the more important for them to remain objective and disciplined, and to temper […]