FLAWED DEFINITION OF ‘MOB’ UNDERMINES SURVEY
By John B. Mugford
Don’t get us wrong – we love all reporting that elevates the visibility of the medical office building (MOB) sector and healthcare real estate. In recent weeks, a report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (PWC) concerning its second quarter Korpacz Real Estate Investor Survey got some ink in a variety of publications.
The basic premise of the survey is certainly a positive one for the healthcare real estate business. That is, according to a survey participant, that “high-quality MOB space has shown its stability, even in difficult times, which is leading to increased investor demand for this property type.” The report also notes that some investors believe federal healthcare reform legislation will result in an overall increase in demand for medical office space, specifically outpatient centers and clinics geared to handle increases in patient traffic.
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