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Sears Holdings Corp. is the most vulnerable public retail company, according to a recent analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. (Photo by Andriy Blokhin, Shutterstock)

Industry Pulse: Opportunities are increasing for retail repurposing

Almost 3,600 retail stores are slated to close this year, including hundreds of big boxes and department stores In the aftermath of the Great Recession, it became a common strategy for healthcare providers and healthcare real estate (HRE) firms to repurpose the buildings of failed big box and department stores. The bankruptcies of Circuit City, […]

Thought Leaders: 2017 Healthcare Real Estate Investor & Developer Survey Results

Thought Leaders: 2017 Healthcare Real Estate Investor & Developer Survey Results

CBRE’s U.S. Healthcare Capital Markets Group is pleased to present the findings of our 2017 Investor & Developer Survey. In developing the survey, our main objective was to identify trends in the healthcare real estate industry and to share this information with our clients to help them better understand the state of the market. The […]

Thought Leaders: Who Were the Hot Buyers of Medical Office in 2016?

JLL research shows that the largest medical office owners were active buyers in 2016, but the hot money shifted and with it – a few surprises. Key Points: The largest buyers in 2016 were the public medical office REITs (DOC, HTA, HR) which enjoyed record high share values in mid-2016. These focused REITs were often the […]

Thought Leaders: HH2C Q4 MOB Report: Large Portfolio Activity Drives 2016 Transaction Volume

Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC Fourth Quarter Medical Office Building Report:  Large Portfolio Activity Drives 2016 Transaction Volume posted on March 14, 2017 NEW YORK — Investor appetite remained strong for medical office buildings in 2016 with a total of $8.5 billion in reported transaction volume.  It was a year marked by large portfolio sales, fueled by institutional capital. […]

Duke Realty partnered with Mercy Hospital Springfield and Kindred Health to develop the 63,000-square-foot, 60-bed Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital near Springfield, Mo. The proliferation of rehab hospitals is one of six trends included in a comprehensive trends white paper written by Keith Konkoli and Jared Stark of Duke Realty. (Photo courtesy of Duke Realty)

Thought Leaders: Six major healthcare real estate trends to watch in 2017 and their impact on patient care

A comprehensive new white paper written by Duke Realty focuses on micro hospitals, rehab hospitals, site selection, CMS payment policies, expansions/development and more INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2017 – When it comes to healthcare, much of the focus these days is on the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – and rightly […]

News Release: Medical Office Sales at Near Record in 2016

News Release: Medical Office Sales at Near Record in 2016

JLL research reports that medical office sales in 2016 were $7.64 billion, the second highest year on record, following the breakout year of 2015 with $9.03 billion in sale volume. Sales Highlights Key Points: Sales of medical office buildings and outpatient care facilities exceeded all prior years except for 2015, providing solid support to the […]

Based on trans. of $2.5M+ (excludes entity-level and partial-interest sales)

Thought Leaders: Marcus & Millichap Medical Office Research National Report “2017 Outlook”

Generational Differences Driving Growth, Advancement in Today’s Medical Office Market Generational cohorts create diverging trends in healthcare. The aging U.S. population, combined with emerging differences in the way generations process healthcare information, have been signifi cant drivers in the nation’s healthcare industry. As the 65-and-older age segment increases by 20 million individuals over the next 10 years, demand for healthcare services […]

Thought Leaders: Colliers International Releases 2017 Health Care Marketplace Report

Thought Leaders: Colliers International Releases 2017 Health Care Marketplace Report

Despite Record Occupancy, Areas of Uncertainty Remain for Health Care Overall, 2016 was a year of expansion for health care real estate in the United States. The national vacancy rate for medical office buildings (MOB) hit an all-time low. Net absorption of MOB space was the highest since 2008 while average rents grew. Investment activity—while down slightly from 2015—remained strong […]

News Release: mHealth Wearables Boost Patient Healthcare Both Inside and Outside the Hospital

News Release: mHealth Wearables Boost Patient Healthcare Both Inside and Outside the Hospital

ABI Research Forecasts Patient Monitoring Wearable Shipments to Grow by 32% by 2021 NEWS PROVIDED BY ABI Research Feb 01, 2017, 16:33 ET LONDON, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A surge in healthcare patient monitoring wearables will soon help reduce readmission risks and better prevent the occurrence of serious medical traumas, alleviating growing performance pressures […]

Many urgent care centers are expanding into more complex services, such as physical therapy and concussion screening. (Photo courtesy of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System)

Industry Pulse: Urgent care centers are still important, growing

The number of centers and patient volumes are increasing while wait times are declining. For those involved in the development and ownership of healthcare real estate (HRE), it looks as if owning a standalone urgent care center (UCC) building or having a UCC in your medical office building (MOB) continues to be a good bet, […]

Industry Pulse: Docs feeling the stress of today’s environment

Industry Pulse: Docs feeling the stress of today’s environment

U.S. physicians are struggling with morale, adapting to new models and access to care. While it might be a lucrative profession, being a doctor isn’t all that easy or stress-free these days, according to the people who would know best: doctors themselves. According to the 2016 Survey of America’s Physicians by Dallas-based Merritt Hawkins, a physician […]

Thought Leaders: Navigant's 2017 Healthcare Trends

Thought Leaders: Navigant’s 2017 Healthcare Trends

Navigant’s 2017 Healthcare Outlook Is healthcare breaking bad or headed in the right direction? The ACA’s future is uncertain with a new president occupying the Oval Office, but it’s clear the pressure on providers to improve quality and reduce costs will only intensify, no matter the new administration’s approach. Following are trends that will impact […]

News Release: Healthcare Executives Expect M&A, New Segments to Drive 2017 Growth, Capital One Survey Finds

News Release: Healthcare Executives Expect M&A, New Segments to Drive 2017 Growth, Capital One Survey Finds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Despite challenges, industry optimism remains high Bethesda, Md. (January 10, 2017) – Capital One’s annual survey of healthcare leaders has found that merger and acquisition activity is once again expected to be the industry’s preferred growth strategy in the year ahead.  However, nearly one in three executives (31 percent) plan to drive […]

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 […]

Cover Story: Still bullish on MOBs

Cover Story: Still bullish on MOBs

Capital markets experts see long-term success for sector By John B. Mugford By the end of a fast-paced, upbeat and information-laden panel discussion about the medical office building (MOB) sector, moderator Jeffrey S. Langbaum, a senior real estate investment trust (REIT) analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, had to make sure things didn’t end on too positive […]