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Feature Story: Are MOBs still ‘recession resistant?’ We might soon find out

Feature Story: Are MOBs still ‘recession resistant?’ We might soon find out

At January’s Revista event, HRE finance execs discussed a potential downturn By John B. Mugford At the end of January, an economic downtown was not yet on the horizon, even though many businesspeople, including those involved in healthcare real estate (HRE), were thinking about and preparing for such a possibility. After all, strong economic cycles […]

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Transactions: Harrison Street nabs Houston-area asset for $115M

Harrison Street acquires the 208,000 s.f. MD Anderson outpatient facility in Conroe, Texas  By John B. Mugford CONROE, Texas — While the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic could possibly result in a slowdown in the medical office building (MOB) transactions market, a large deal involving a trophy asset outside of Houston closed just as the […]

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Feature Story: What will the effect of COVID-19 be on HRE?

It’s too soon to make assessments, but some entities are addressing the impact By John B. Mugford As we all know, the most important thing that all of us can do right now is to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of COVID-19. As a result, professionals involved in the sector are not likely […]

Feature Story: HRE development saw a big uptick in 2019. But now what?

Feature Story: HRE development saw a big uptick in 2019. But now what?

Who knows? But the same opportunities and threats will likely return to the forefront after COVID-19 recedes By John B. Mugford Back in late January, when healthcare real estate (HRE) data firm Revista held its 2020 Medical Real Estate Investment Forum in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., nearly all known cases of COVID-19 were in China […]

HREI Resource Guide ordering deadline extended to March 30

HREI Resource Guide ordering deadline extended to March 30

Due to the personal and professional disruption COVID-19 has caused in recent weeks, HREI has extended the ordering deadline for the the 2020-21 HREI Resource Guide by two weeks. The extended deadline for placing display advertising and listings orders is now Monday, March 30. To order your Enhanced Listing, please click here. For information about display advertising, […]

Feature Story: Who’s your biggest competitor? It might be your client

Feature Story: Who’s your biggest competitor? It might be your client

More hospitals and health systems are investing and self-developing, InterFace panelists say By John B. Mugford As a panel of well-known, leading healthcare real estate (HRE) executives talked about the state of their sector at a conference in Los Angeles recently, it became clear that third-party investors and developers today are facing relatively new competition […]

Feature Story: How low can MOB cap rates go?

Feature Story: How low can MOB cap rates go?

HRE professionals discuss the current pricing frenzy at Revista conference By John B. Muford PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – In recent years, as the competition to acquire medical office buildings (MOBs) has heated up tremendously, capitalization (cap) rates, or the expected first-year returns, have dropped steadily. This cap-rate compression, if you will, has left many […]

Feature Story: Borrowers and lenders are adapting to the hot HRE market

Feature Story: Borrowers and lenders are adapting to the hot HRE market

Expertise and relationships influence debt decisions, Revista panelists say By John B. Mugford When it comes to financing medical office building (MOB) acquisitions, the cost of capital is not always the most important factor in choosing a lender. In fact, when a nine-property MOB portfolio in the Atlanta area changed hands in a sale-leaseback transaction […]

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Companies & People: New entrant into HRE space has a distinct niche

CA Ventures, which started out in student housing, is looking to add-value to HRE By John B. Mugford Investing in medical office buildings (MOBs) has become a heavily trafficked and crowded landscape, with buyers of various types and sizes, including large institutions, continually scouring the market for the product type. Despite the strong demand for […]

Feature Story: Going beyond the ‘retail’ location approach

Feature Story: Going beyond the ‘retail’ location approach

New York-based CityMD discusses how it uses ‘customer analytics’ to keep growing NEW YORK — There is a well-known, international coffee purveyor that, as it grew fervently years ago, used to simply open locations wherever and whenever it could until it became clear that certain stores were “cannibalizing” each other. For a large and still […]

REIT Report: A new king of non-system owners

REIT Report: A new king of non-system owners

With its record-setting year, Welltower’s MOB portfolio now totals 30 million square feet    By John B. Mugford  A year ago, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) was featured in this space after it announced total acquisitions, in both seniors housing and medical office buildings (MOBs), in 2018 of about $3.4 billion.  About $560 million of that 2018 total was invested in MOBs, a strong […]

News Release: Jacobson Properties announces the sale of Constitution Professional Park medical office complex, Newington, Connecticut

News Release: Jacobson Properties announces the sale of Constitution Professional Park medical office complex, Newington, Connecticut

December 6, 2019 (Newington, Connecticut) Lisa Menin of Jacobson Properties is pleased to announce the sale of Constitution Professional Park, Newington, Connecticut, a three-building medical office complex containing 31,198 square feet. Constitution Professional Park, which is 95% leased, was sold by Newington Realty to a national healthcare real estate investor for a purchase price of […]

News Release: Just Closed - 9-Building Medical Office Portfolio

News Release: Just Closed – 9-Building Medical Office Portfolio

CBRE Capital Markets | Healthcare Just Closed: 9-Building Medical Office Portfolio Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia CBRE announced that it has completed the sale and financing of a nine-building medical office portfolio totaling approximately 470,000 square feet located in four states. Chris Bodnar, Lee Asher, Ryan Lindsley and Jordan Selbiger of CBRE’s Healthcare Capital Markets team served as […]

News Release: Meridian Sells Newly Built 11,250 Sq. Ft. Dialysis Clinic in Modesto for $6.1 Million

News Release: Meridian Sells Newly Built 11,250 Sq. Ft. Dialysis Clinic in Modesto for $6.1 Million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   SAN RAMON, Calif. – Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical real estate, is pleased to announce that the company has closed escrow on the sale of its new-construction, 11,250-square-foot outpatient dialysis clinic in Modesto, California. The purchase price was $6.1 million, representing a cap rate of 5.1%. The […]

News Release: JLL closes sale of healthcare portfolio in Austin and San Antonio

News Release: JLL closes sale of healthcare portfolio in Austin and San Antonio

Properties operate as post-acute neuro-rehabilitation facilities for patients with brain and spinal cord injuries HOUSTON, December 11, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of two recently completed healthcare facilities totaling 35,000 square feet in the Central Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio, Texas. JLL represented the seller, an affiliate […]