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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 […]

Life Sciences: Life sciences: The very definition of "hot"

Life Sciences: Life sciences: The very definition of “hot”

High demand, low vacancies and rising rents are fueling investment, development, repurposing and other trends in this sizzling sector By Erin E. Porter Editor’s note: At HREI™, we’ve always believed that the best way to succeed in any business is to listen to the marketplace. So after taking note of the growing chorus of voices […]

Life Sciences Real Estate: The very definition of "hot"

Life Sciences Real Estate: The very definition of “hot”

High demand, low vacancies and rising rents are fueling investment, development, repurposing and other trends in this sizzling sector By Erin E. Porter Editor’s note: At HREI™, we’ve always believed that the best way to succeed in any business is to listen to the marketplace. So after taking note of the growing chorus of voices […]

Feature Story: Development is digging back in

Feature Story: Development is digging back in

After a predictable plunge in 2020 due to COVID-19, construction is cranking By Murray W. Wolf Healthcare real estate (HRE) development activity roared back last year, and it looks like the building boom will continue into 2022. There was a predictable plunge in HRE development in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the total […]

Feature Story: MOB sales are off to a hot start: $3.8 billion in Q1 2022

Feature Story: MOB sales are off to a hot start: $3.8 billion in Q1 2022

It will likely be the biggest quarter ever by the time all the data is in, Revista says By John B. Mugford The year 2021 got off to what could certainly be described as a lackluster start in terms of medical office building (MOB) sales. In fact, the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 saw an […]

Feature Story: Third-party development continued to grow in 2021

Feature Story: Third-party development continued to grow in 2021

Revista annual report showed a strong year overall; HTA was the largest developer By John B. Mugford As it’s done for the past five years, healthcare real estate (HRE) data firm Revista has compiled an outpatient development report from provides a ranking of the largest (by square footage) third-party HRE developers of the previous year. […]

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Feature Story: U.S. economy: shaking off the shocks

Despite some ‘strange days indeed,’ economist Sam Chandan sahred a mostly upbeat assessment during Revista’s 2022 medical real estate conference By John B. Mugford In John Lennon’s renowned song “Nobody Told Me,” the legendary singer and musician sang the famous line, “Strange days indeed … strange days indeed.” In introducing a well-known economist during a […]

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Feature Story: Good news abounds in HRE sector

Revista reports record MOB sales; construction, absorption are also on the rise By John B. Mugford At a time when U.S. and international headlines have been full of bad news, there seems to be nothing but good news to report about the healthcare real estate (HRE) space. To start with, medical office building (MOB) sales […]

Feature Story: How to get by as a buyer in today’s high-priced market

Feature Story: How to get by as a buyer in today’s high-priced market

InterFace West panelists share their thoughts on how they’re finding opportunities By John B. Mugford LOS ANGELES – As more and capital, including that from large and institutional investors, continues to flood into the healthcare real estate (HRE) acquisitions markets, it’s become more and more difficult for buyers to find opportunities, especially medical office buildings […]

Feature Story: 2021 to break MOB sales record

Feature Story: 2021 to break MOB sales record

Volume will top $16 billion when Revista discovers, adds up the year’s final transactions By John B. Mugford Total medical office building (MOB) sales volume last year is likely to surpass $16 billion, breaking the previous record of $15.6 billion, set in 2015. That’s according to Arnold, Md.-based Revista, a healthcare real estate (HRE) data […]

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Feature Story: Headwinds aside, the economy and HRE sector look strong

John Chang, MMI’s director of research, shares his forecast for 2022 and beyond By John B. Mugford SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – For a number of years now, executives with leading firms in the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector have tried in vain to predict whether the historically low interest rates of recent years will be on the […]