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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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Industry Pulse: MOB deliveries on pace to rise by 37% this year

Industry Pulse: MOB deliveries on pace to rise by 37% this year

A ‘growing shortage” of MOBs has stimulated ‘a wave of development,’ according to CoStar Last month, in the article “Construction starts might decline this year,” we reported that the building research firm Dodge Data & Analytics, estimated that healthcare construction starts would decline by 4.5 percent in square footage and 2.9 percent in value this […]

West Orange Healthcare District (WOHD) and Orlando Health proposed this new hospital. (Rendering courtesy of WOHD)

Industry Pulse: Fewer hospitals? Not necessarily

Seven CON applications in the works in Orlando, Fla., area Nearly everyone involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) has heard that the country’s hospitals are living on borrowed time. It will only be a matter of time, we’re told, until hospitals will be caring for only the very sick while most ailments, illnesses and surgeries […]

Mindy Berman

Companies & People: 5 Questions for Mindy Berman

Managing director with JLL’s healthcare group talks about the firm, the market By John B. Mugford When a new investment banking group with a big name behind it entered the medial office building (MOB) sales sector in 2010, it was basically a one-person shop with an analyst for support. Fast forward six years later, and […]

This Atlanta project is slated to include a mix of medial office and senior living space. (Rendering courtesy of CDP)

Industry Pulse: Projects combining MOBs, senior housing

Plans for one medical-senior site also include a Chick-fil-A Anyone who follows or participates in the senior housing sector, the medical office building (MOB) sector – or both – has long known that older people are big users of the services offered in MOBs. Yet, for years upon years, the two classifications of healthcare real […]

Erik Tellefson

Longfellow Cambridge case study

A strong example of a life science biotech acquisitions and loan transaction By Erik Tellefson In my previous article, I shared the ins and outs of financing life science and biotechnology properties – an important and growing component of the healthcare real estate asset class. These buildings are in some ways similar to medical office […]

Florida Hospital Carrollwood recently celebrated the topping out of its planned $71 million expansion and renovation project. (Photo courtesy of Florida Hospital Carrollwood)

Industry Pulse: Construction starts might decline this year

Dodge foresees an overall decline in square footage and value compared with last year U.S. healthcare construction starts will decline slightly this year, according to estimates from the construction data research firm Dodge Data & Analytics. But the numbers seem to confirm a perceived long-term trend of increased focus on outpatient care. Dodge estimates that […]

Editor’s Letter: Changes abound

Familiar executives moving to new companies Dear Reader, For quite a few years, it seemed like few personnel changes took place in the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, especially the medical office building (MOB) market. And because the sector is rather small compared to other industries, it was usually big news when someone who was […]

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