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In April 2023, HREI™ reported that the looming foreclosure of an 88-asset MOB portfolio “and could very well end up being the year’s largest transaction.” In a year of depressed sales volume, that prediction turned out to be correct, as Ventas Inc. assumed ownership of the portfolio, which had been put up by Santerre Health Investors as collateral for a 2019 loan.
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Feature Story: Playing the long game

Investment sales aren’t likely to take off again anytime soon, but healthcare real estate fundamentals remain strong By John B. Mugford By now, nearly everyone involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) knows that both the sales of facilities, namely medical outpatient buildings (MOBs), and new construction have slowed significantly during the past year or more. […]

Feature Story: Q1 MOB sales fell to a 10-year low

Feature Story: Q1 MOB sales fell to a 10-year low

Construction starts are down, too, driving occupancies higher, Revista says By John B. Mugford Just how severe is the current slowdown in medical outpatient building (MOB) sales? Consider this: Four of the past five quarters, including the first quarter (Q1) of this year, were the lowest quarters for MOB sales volumes during the past eight […]

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Feature Story: Time for a new type of partnership?

HRE firms, health systems should share risks and rewards, Revista panel says By John B. Mugford As he listed the numerous financial difficulties facing health systems these days – noting that the costs of running a system have increased 20 percent since 2021 while reimbursements have not nearly maintained that pace – Troy Freeman had […]

Feature Story: Rising rates, costs catch up with the MOB development market

Feature Story: Rising rates, costs catch up with the MOB development market

Revista report shows project starts fell 38.8%; also lists the largest developers of 2023  By John B. Mugford Although 2022 was generally considered to be a tough year for healthcare real estate (HRE) developers – the result of rising construction costs and inflation – the amount of medical outpatient building (MOB) space started or completed […]

Todd W. Lillibridge at the awards presentation (Photo courtesy of Revista)

Feature Story: He helped establish the HRE sector

‘Retirement’ is a misnomer for MOB monetization pioneer Todd W. Lillibridge By John B. Mugford Back in 1990, a rather young man who was involved in commercial real estate decided to form a new business focused on a niche asset class that, to that point in time, really did not exist. The rest, as they […]

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Feature Story: ‘An authentic and genuine leader’

HRE Executive of the Year gets high praise from clients, employees and peers By John B. Mugford Chad Henderson has always been an entrepreneur at heart, as he started his first business – selling ice cream to people on their docks or in their boats – as a 16-year-old growing up in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. […]

Thought Leaders: Newmark foresees a better 2024

Thought Leaders: Newmark foresees a better 2024

Promising Q3 and Q4 data bodes well for the coming year, firm’s report finds By Erin E. Porter Although last year was not the best for the healthcare real estate (HRE) business, the sector’s resiliency and strong fundamentals during the second half of the year portend hope for 2024, according to the recently released “2023 […]

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Life Sciences: What are LSRE lenders looking for?

Cash-flowing, core-type assets are king these days, RevistaLab panelists say By Murray W. Wolf PASADENA, Calif. – Getting financing for a life sciences real estate (LSRE) deal was relatively easy in 2020 and 2021. Whether for acquisitions, new development or conversions – even entirely speculative projects – life sciences was red hot, and lenders lined […]

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Feature Story: MOB rental rates have risen steadily

Tenants might not like it, but they recognize that landlords’ costs have increased, Revista panelists say By John B. Mugford By now, nearly everyone involved in healthcare real estate (HRE) knows that both the sales of facilities, namely medical outpatient buildings (MOBs), and new construction have slowed significantly during the past year or more. Yet, […]

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Feature Story: HRE lenders are optimistic

InterFace capital markets panelists discuss the state of lending in the space By John B. Mugford As Richard “Rich” Kelley noted, “No topic has been more discussed in commercial real estate over the past 12 months or longer than the capital markets, with much of the discussion centered on interest rates and the lack of […]

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Feature Story: New mantra for HRE? Do more in ‘24

Generally upbeat panelists at InterFace West say they’re seeing more activity By John B. Mugford Since the rapid run-up of interest rates from March 2022 to July 2023 rocked the capital markets and slammed the brakes on commercial real estate investment and development, frustrated healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals have frequently uttered this grim mantra: […]

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Feature Story: Where are America’s HRE hotspots?

Some you might expect, others you might not, RevistaMed data shows By John B. Mugford On Jan. 24, HREI reported on the latest national healthcare real estate (HRE) statistics as compiled and presented by Arnold-based Revista during a webcast for its subscribers to recap the fourth quarter (Q4) and all of 2023. The headline grabber […]

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Feature Story: Tough time to buy, but great time to own MOBs

RevistaMed data: MOB sales reached a low point in 2023; but, occupancies, rents increased By John B. Mugford Perhaps the last year or so has not been a great time to be a prospective buyer of medical office buildings (MOBs), but it certainly has been a good time to be an owner of such facilities. […]

Feature Story: A modest move toward monetizations

Feature Story: A modest move toward monetizations

Some providers are becoming a bit more receptive, GlobeSt conference panelists say By Murray W. Wolf Healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals have been exhorting hospital and health system executives to monetize non-core real estate assets for at least as long as Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) has been published – 21-plus years – and probably […]

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Feature Story: An economic ‘soft landing?’ Unprecedented, but possible.

Economist John Chang shared his views during GlobeSt. Healthcare conference By John B. Mugford Fans of the comedy classic “Airplane” probably got a kick out of a line from the movie that economist John Chang referred to during his keynote address at the ALM/GlobeSt. Healthcare conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., in mid-December. In describing what the […]