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Editor's Letter: Many questions loom

Editor’s Letter: Many questions loom

ELECTIONS, INSURERS, TAXES, SUPPLY – OH MY! By John B. Mugford Dear Reader: I have had a lot on my mind lately when it comes to healthcare and healthcare real estate. I’m sure I’m not alone, as anyone who pays attention to this sector must feel the same way.

Scott Mason

Q & A: Cushman & Wakefield foresees growth

LONGTIME CONSULTANT MASON HIRED TO HELP EXPAND FIRM’S HEALTHCARE UNIT By John Mugford New York-based Cushman & Wakefield and its thousands upon thousands of brokers throughout the country – and the world for that matter – have certainly been involved in the healthcare real estate sector over the years. However, when the nearly 100-year-old real […]

Hammes Co. led the development of two critical access hospitals (CAHs) for Valley Health, including the 87,000 square foot War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., which opened in April, and is working on a third.
Photo courtesy of Hammes Co.

Companies: Hammes starts 3rd CAH for Va. system

FIRM IS PROJECT MANAGER FOR CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS IN VIRGINIA, W. VA. Staff Report In today’s complicated healthcare landscape, much focus is being paid to the numerous consolidations taking place and the formation of regional and super-regional health systems. Where does this leave the smaller hospitals and health systems serving patients in rural areas, especially […]

Chip Conk

Companies: Firm looking to invest up to $1 billion

WITH BERKSHIRE AS ITS NEW PARTNER, MONTECITO IS BACK IN THE BUYING MODE By John Mugford Chip Conk likes to call the years leading up to the recession as the “go-go” years for making acquisitions in the healthcare real estate sector. And Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Montecito Medical Acquisition Co., of which Mr. Conk is the […]

Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. US Inc. is moving forward with plans to develop a $14 million, 91,000 square foot MOB and fitness center for Froedtert Health Inc. in the growing Milwaukee suburb of Menomonee Falls.
Rendering courtesy of Ryan Cos. US Inc.

Outpatient Projects: Ryan adding MOB in Milwaukee suburb

MINNEAPOLIS-BASED DEVELOPER BUILDING $14 MILLION FACILITY FOR FROEDTERT By John Mugford It looks as if Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. US Inc. is building more space for Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health Inc. in the growing Milwaukee suburb of Menomonee Falls.

Outpatient Projects: VA plans $150M N.C. outpatient clinic

DEVELOPER WILL OWN THE 350,000 S.F. FACILITY AND LEASE IT BACK TO THE VA By John Mugford The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has its site locked and loaded and is moving forward with soliciting contractors to build its future $150 million, 350,000 square foot outpatient center in Kernersville, N.C., about 11 miles outside […]

One of the two buildings at the Provision Health Alliance campus in Knoxville, Tenn., that Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II recently acquired.
Photo courtesy of FPR Medical

Transactions: Griffin-American pays $51M for MOBs

BUILDINGS LOCATED IN KNOXVILLE, ON CAMPUS OF FUTURE PROTON FACILITY By John Mugford Prolific healthcare real estate investor Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc., an unlisted real estate investment trust (REIT), recently acquired two medical office buildings (MOBs) on the campus of a future proton beam therapy facility in Knoxville, Tenn. The Newport Beach, Calif.-based REIT, […]

Capital Markets Snapshot: A lot on the table: QE3, election, etc.

LARGEST INVESTORS SEEM CONTENT TO WAIT FOR MEDICAL OPPORTUNITIES By Cain Brothers We are in a very interesting window for the healthcare real estate capital markets and the capital markets in general. The Federal Reserve recently announced its newest initiative to try and achieve its goal of reaching full employment. Given the challenges of our […]

The Chicago-based HSA|PrimeCare team provides healthcare real estate advisory, investment, development, property management and leasing services throughout the Midwest. John Wilson (third from right) is president of the group.
Photo courtesy of HSA|PrimeCare

Company Profile: HSA primed for growth

DEVELOPER COVERS SPECTRUM OF DEAL SIZES By John Mugford Back in the mid-1990s, a small division of a real estate investment trust (REIT) in Chicago was just starting to delve into healthcare real estate, providing advisory, leasing and sales brokerage services, among others, to a number of area health systems. Thanks to one of those […]

HCP Inc. recently closed on the $12.5 million purchase of this 97,549 square
foot medical office building (MOB) in Mesa, Ariz., as part of a planned 12-building, $179 million MOB portfolio acquisition from The Boyer Co.
Photo courtesy of The Boyer Co.

News & Analysis: HCP making $179M buy

REIT ACQUIRING 12 PROPERTIES FROM THE BOYER CO. By John Mugford For a while, Long Beach, Calif.-based HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) was not making many headlines when it came to acquiring medical office buildings (MOBs). The publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) has quite a diverse, $19 billion portfolio that spans 46 states and […]

Industry Pulse: September 2012

NATIONWIDE – As the country awaits one of the most intriguing and perhaps important election seasons in recent memory – an importance driven, in large part, by healthcare – the healthcare industry continues to operate under a cloud of uncertainty. As a result, some entities and people involved in the business, including hospitals and health […]