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Feature Story: Still ‘recession-resistant,’ but HRE could see some bumps

Inflation, higher interest rates and stressed providers challenge HRE By John B. Mugford Since the Great Recession of 2007-09, healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals have touted the strengths of the sector and the product type, going so far as to refer to medical facilities as “recession resistant.” Healthcare facilities performed comparatively well during that crisis, […]

Feature Story: Atlanta stands out for MOB absorption

Feature Story: Atlanta stands out for MOB absorption

Houston, Chicago, Dallas and New York also saw high demand, according to Revista By John B. Mugford Although absorption of medical office building (MOB) space remains strong in the country’s top 50 markets, one market really stands out when it comes to demand for the product type. That market is Atlanta, where nearly 1.4 million […]

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Life Sciences: ‘Still a pretty bright future’

Revista panelists reflect on the data and discuss the state of the market By Murray W. Wolf Two weeks ago, Bioscience Real Estate Insights (BREI) reported on the data shared by Revista during the firm’s inaugural RevistaLab Life Science Real Estate (LSRE) Investment Forum, summarizing the findings by saying that life sciences is “here to […]

Feature Story: Q3 MOB sales dipped; fundamentals still strong

Feature Story: Q3 MOB sales dipped; fundamentals still strong

In its subscriber webcast, RevistaMed data shows that occupancy, absorption remain high By John B. Mugford A recession is likely looming (if it’s not already upon us), difficulties in obtaining debt could be slowing down the sales of medical office buildings (MOBs), and rising costs, supply chain difficulties and labor shortages might be causing delays […]

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Feature Story: The private equity effect

Colliers panelists discuss how PE investments in physician groups affect HRE By John B. Mugford As recently as 2001, about 60 percent of U.S. physicians were independent, meaning they owned and operated their own practice. In those days, most medical office buildings (MOBs) were multi-tenant, and most healthcare real estate (HRE) developers, owners and brokers […]

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Feature Story: Investors are being more cautious

InterFace conference panelists discuss their strategies in a volatile market By John B. Mugford A recession might be looming (if it’s not already here), interest rates are on the rise and landing debt financing for making acquisitions in the healthcare real estate (HRE) space is perhaps as difficult as it’s been for a number of […]

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Feature Story: COVID? It might be the least of their worries

Colliers provider panel discusses $150 per hour nurses and other challenges By John B. Mugford As Bradley Case, president of Minneapolis-based the Good Clinic, a startup focused on primary care services, noted during last week’s Colliers National Healthcare Conference in Denver: “I think the panic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, as we can […]

Feature Story: Providers are facing post-pandemic challenges

Feature Story: Providers are facing post-pandemic challenges

Advisory Board shares insights during Cushman & Wakefield webinar By John B. Mugford Although a vast majority – 92 percent, in fact – of health systems nationwide report that their patient volumes have returned to near pre-pandemic levels, this does not mean they are out of the woods financially. That’s because expenses, especially those involving […]

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Feature Story: Working through ‘price discovery’ in the MOB market

InterFace panel discusses current headwinds and the positive, long-term prospects of the sector By John B. Mugford Perhaps the best way to describe the current state of the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector is to say it’s a bad news, good news situation. That was indeed the analogy that Murray W. Wolf, publisher of Healthcare Real […]

Feature Story: Are MOB sales slowing ?

Feature Story: Are MOB sales slowing ?

Opinions vary, but most agree that debt costs are up and there’s a gap in bid-ask pricing By John B. Mugford Sure, medical office building (MOB) sales have been on a tear in the 12 months leading up to the end of the second quarter (Q2) of this year, totaling an all-time high of $21.2 […]

Feature Story: Revista reports $8.2B in first half sales

Feature Story: Revista reports $8.2B in first half sales

Rents and occupancies are up; second generation MOBs are performing well By John B. Mugford With inflation on the rise and the cost of constructing new medical facilities continuing to escalate, who are the current and – at least for the near-term future – winners in the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector? In many cases, […]

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Feature Story: The healthcare delivery model is changing fast

ASCs are playing a key role, The Advisory Board and Cushman & Wakefield say By John B. Mugford The great shift in where services can and are being delivered is certainly all the rage in the healthcare industry, as many professionals involved say doing so provides greater convenience and better access for patients in what […]

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Feature Story: ASCs are attracting more investors

Newmark report: 2021 transaction volume was $316M; cap rate was 6.02 percent By John B. Mugford Medical office buildings (MOBs) are certainly one of the hottest property types in the commercial real estate investment world. This is evident by the record-breaking sales volume of MOBs in 2021 which, according to healthcare real estate (HRE) data […]

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Feature Story: Provider puzzle: To own or not to own MOBs?

BOMA MOB conference panel ponders the inflation-driven impact of rising construction costs and rents By John B. Mugford The percentage of medical office buildings (MOBs) developed and owned by third parties has increased steadily in recent years. But will rising rents prompt hospitals and health systems to reverse that trend? That was the crux of […]

Feature Story: A delicious MOB deal came together over breakfast

Feature Story: A delicious MOB deal came together over breakfast

BOMA MOB conference panel provides a glimpse at how their biggest transactions were done By John B. Mugford There are many ways to cook up a healthcare real estate (HRE) deal. Some follow the usual recipe, as when a brokerage firm hired by the seller puts a medical office building (MOB), or a portfolio of […]