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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Nick Dawson

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Nick Dawson

How can a health system predict future healthcare facilities needs?

PMB is developing a $170 million MOB in San Francisco for Sutter Health.
Rendering courtesy of PMB

Industry Pulse: HRE challenges are unique in California

Consolidation, rising demand, capital needs are all hot topics At recent healthcare real estate (HRE) conferences in San Francisco and Los Angeles, industry experts said that California is a complicated market – but a good one.


Publisher’s Letter: More M&As ahead

System consolidation unlikely to slow this year Dear Reader: Last year was another record-breaker for healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Of course, in the healthcare real estate (HRE) business, we are mostly interested in how those M&As affect real estate and facilities. They can be a negative if they result in a reduced demand for […]

CHRISTUS health system plans to add to its presence in Central Texas. Photo courtesy of CBRE

Industry Pulse: Central Texas is hot for healthcare

The population is increasing by about 150 people per day It’s widely known that the Dallas and Houston areas have been booming for many years and are alive with healthcare real estate (HRE) development. But things are also hopping in Central Texas.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Bruce Henderson and Eric P. Meinkow

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Bruce Henderson and Eric P. Meinkow

Upstart companies like Doctor On Demand are providing remote, real-time healthcare services including virtual doctor visits. Photo courtesy of Doctor on Demand

Industry Pulse: On-Demand Healthcare Predicted to Quadruple

New Accenture research finds that nearly $1 billion per year will be invested by 2017 It’s perhaps a healthcare real estate (HRE) professional’s worst nightmare: healthcare that doesn’t require real estate.

Industry Pulse: Michigan Tax Case Being Closely Watched

Industry Pulse: Michigan Tax Case Being Closely Watched

Decision on Spectrum Health appeal could have big impact A successful appeal by Spectrum Health to win tax-exempt status for a medical office building (MOB) in Grand Rapids, Mich., could spur similar cases across Western Michigan – and perhaps beyond.

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Jon Wiegand

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Jon Wiegand

How can local providers optimize the positioning of their practice?

Industry Pulse: On the Record - Glen Perkins

Industry Pulse: On the Record – Glen Perkins

Are you seeing much speculative HRE development these days?

Editor's Letter: Insightful keynotes

Editor’s Letter: Insightful keynotes

BOMA talks covered a range of hot topics Dear Reader, That the lineup of speakers and panel discussions this year’s BOMA International Medical Office Building & Healthcare Real Estate Conference in Orlando, Fla., was particularly strong. So whether you were among the 1,000 or so people in attendance, we felt that some conference highlights deserve […]

Dr. Steven Klasko says that urgent retail care will be a growth area in the coming years. HREI photo

Industry Pulse: ‘We’re Still Going to Need Buildings’

But system CEO says those buildings will need to change As noted in the article to the far left, on-demand healthcare and other innovations are changing the industry, potentially reducing the need for some types of healthcare real estate (HRE). But there’s no need for HRE professionals to panic.