• .


Editor's Letter: An even closer look

Editor’s Letter: An even closer look

LESS NEWS MEANS MORE IN-DEPTH COVERAGE John B. Mugford Dear Reader: For the past several years, the amount news briefs we’ve included in the pages of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™  has been so great that at times it was difficult to print them all. These news items included medical office building (MOB) transactions, outpatient and […]

Companies: Consultant to aid in UT’s Ike recovery

KURT SALMON ASSOCIATES DOING STUDIES AT MEDICAL BRANCH IN GALVESTON Staff Reports The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston recently hired Atlanta-based consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates to conduct a market, facility and financial analyses after the branch was devastated by Hurricane Ike. The Category 4 hurricane hit the Texas coast in early […]

Inpatient Projects: Oakland hospital moving on rebuilding

COST OF 155-BED TOWER NOW ESTIMATED AT $682 MILLION – UP FROM $550 MILLION Staff Reports Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland is finally moving forward on plans for a replacement hospital in order to comply with California’s seismic safety guidelines. The rebuild is now expected to cost about $680 million – up from […]

Outpatient Projects: Lillibridge on a roll with new projects

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDE MOBs, AMBULATORY CENTER, HEALTH VILLAGE By John Mugford In recent months, newspaper headlines too numerous to count have noted that the country’s economy is in difficult straits. But also in recent months, Chicago-based Lillibridge, a healthcare real estate firm, has announced a number of new medical development deals and projects it is […]

Oaks Development Group recently closed on the purchase of the new
Shavano Oaks II, a 35,000 square foot MOB in north central San Antonio.
HREI™ photo

Transactions: Oaks Development Group buys MOB

NORTH CAROLINA-BASED FIRM ADDS 35,000 SF SAN ANTONIO ASSET TO PORTFOLIO Staff Reports The Texas office of Cary, N.C.-based Oaks Development Group recently closed on the purchase of the new Shavano Oaks II, a 35,000 square foot medical office building in north central San Antonio. Construction of the medical facility was completed in October, with […]

Capital Markets Snapshot: Rates fall but lenders remain cautious

INTEREST DECLINED LAST MONTH BUT CREDIT MARKETS CONTINUED TO BE TIGHT By Murray W. Wolf A mid the anticlimactic “news” earlier this month that the United States is officially in a recession (and has been since December 2007), recent central bank reductions to the Federal Funds rate helped push interest rates lower, and spreads widened […]

Erdman CEO Scott A. Ransom in front of the design-build company’s new headquarters building in Madison, Wis.
HREI™ photo

Q&A: Erdman begins new era

VENERABLE COMPANY TOUTS NEW NAME, RESOURCES By Murray W. Wolf When this reporter last visited the offices of Marshall Erdman & Associates (MEA) Inc. in Madison, Wis., a few years ago, the venerable healthcare design-build firm was still housed in a historic but cramped headquarters building at 5117 University Ave. – a cavernous concrete block […]

Kevin O’Neil of Trammell Crow Co. and Jonathan Winer of Seavest Inc.
HREI™ photo

Special Report: Development is not dead

HREI™ EDITORIAL BOARD CALLS PIPELINE ‘ROBUST’ By John Mugford Yes, Virginia, there is healthcare real estate development taking place. Sure, new development is nearly nonexistent in most other commercial real estate sectors right now. And, even in healthcare, there are some potential pitfalls to consider in moving forward in these difficult economics times, such as […]

Industry Pulse: December 2008

CALIFORNIA – Talk about controversy. California’s healthcare receiver for the state’s prison system, J. Clark Kelso, has devised a plan to build seven new prison hospitals with a total of 10,000 beds. The plan to build the newer and better hospitals for inmates came in response to a judge’s ruling that the healthcare provided by […]

Editor’s Letter: Meetings rife with info

Editor’s Letter: Meetings rife with info

BOARD MEETING, REALSHARE DELIVER THE GOODS By John B Mugford Dear Reader: Wow, the weather and the golf were outstanding during my recent visit to Dallas in mid-November. Even so, I must acknowledge that the healthcare real estate meetings we attended that week were even better – and believe me, this is not easy for […]

In June, ProMed Properties announced that it had agreed to pay $53.3 million for five adjacent MOBs totaling about 189,000 square feet in Westchester, N.Y. Now the firm plans to add a sixth building, pictured above.
Rendering courtesy of ProMed Properties

Company Profile: ProMed is sticking to a familiar model

GAZIT SAYS THAT WHAT WORKS FOR RETAIL AND SENIORS WILL WORK FOR MOBs By Murray W. Wolf Can lightning strike a third time for the giant Israeli real estate investment trust (REIT) Gazit-Globe Ltd.? As of September, Gazit Globe (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: GLOB) and its subsidiaries owned 656 properties totaling 5.6 million square feet […]

Rich Rendina (left) and Todd Varney of Rendina Cos., with a portrait of the
firm’s late founder Bruce Rendina, at the company’s Jupiter, Fla., offices.
HREI™ photo

Q&A: Rendina Cos. looks to be back on track

A BLEND OF NEW AND VETERAN EXECUTIVES HAVE REFILLED THE FIRM’S PIPELINE By Murray W. Wolf You might recall that Rendina Cos. sold about 28 properties to Windrose Medical Properties in 2005. At the time, it appeared simply to be a case of a savvy healthcare real estate development firm capitalizing on a run-up in […]

John Winer

People: Seavest brings John Winer on board

HEALTHCARE R.E. VETERAN HELPING FIRM RAISE FUNDS, INVEST IN MED PROJECTS By John Mugford As Seavest Inc. went about its business of investing in and partnering with firms in the development of medical office buildings (MOBs) in recent years, a pattern started to emerge when challenges arose. Douglas F. Ray, president of the White Plains, […]

Companies: Large Phoenix MOB developers merge

THE NEW ENTITY, ENSEMBLE DEVMAN OF ARIZONA, HAS 8 PROJECTS IN PIPELINE By John Mugford It looks as if the merged entity of two Phoenix-based full-service medical real estate firms is off to a big start. In fact, the newly formed Ensemble DevMan of Arizona has eight projects in various stages of the pipeline that […]

Outpatient Projects: Sutter looking to build ASC in Elk Grove

COMPETITION IS HEATING UP IN GROWING, BUT FORECLOSURE-WRACKED, TOWN Staff Reports The possible development of a surgery center in Elk Grove, Calif., located south of Sacramento, could lead to the eventual development of a $200 million medical campus for Northern California healthcare giant Sutter Health. Sacramento-based Sutter is aiming toward a 2010 opening for its […]