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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 […]

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Feature Story: HRE exec of the year joins elite list

Chip Conk has led Montecito to become one of the largest private MOB owners By John B. Mugford Shortly after he received the 2021 Healthcare Real Estate (HRE) Executive of the Year Award Dec. 1, Edward W. “Chip” Conk, the CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical Real Estate, told the large audience at the awards […]

Bond Oman (above) and his late partner, Tom Gibson, the founders of Oman-Gibson Associates, were named the Lifetime Achievement Award winners as part of the 2021 HREI Insights Awards.

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Feature Story: Business partners extraordinaire

Bond Oman, Tom Gibson are co-recipients of the HREI Lifetime Achievement Award By John B. Mugford SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As is often the case with successful business partners, Tom Gibson and Bond Oman brought very different strengths to the table in running their healthcare real estate (HRE) firm, which started while both were working in […]

Feature Story: These winners powered through the pandemic

Feature Story: These winners powered through the pandemic

The 2021 HREI Insights Awards recipients overcame unique challenges By John B. Mugford The 2021 HREI Insights Awards, which recognize excellence in healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership, were presented Dec. 1 during the GlobeSt Healthcare Real Estate Conference at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz. After the awards were “presented” virtually […]

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Feature Story: Mega deals, micro cap rates and new investment platforms

BOMA ‘Notable Transactions’ panel takes a closer look at some headline-grabbing deals By John B. Mugford So far, the year 2021 – a year in which healthcare real estate (HRE) has been elevated to unprecedented heights in the eyes of investors – has undoubtedly produced some notable acquisitions and deals in the medical office building […]

Feature Story: Investors are flocking to the MOB/HRE space

Feature Story: Investors are flocking to the MOB/HRE space

BOMA panel takes a closer look at growing investor demand, rising prices for the asset type By John B. Mugford Currently in the growing and highly visible medical office building (MOB) space, a couple of questions seem to be garnering most of the attention. One of those is: Will the influx of new capital, including […]

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Feature Story: CEOs share insights into JVs, pricing, running an HRE firm

Leaders of Rendina, Cornerstone and Welltower comprised a panel at BOMA MOB conference By John B. Mugford If there was an overriding theme to this year’s three-day BOMA MOB conference, which wrapped up Nov. 3 in Dallas, it was how so much new capital, including that from a wide range of institutional investors, has flooded […]

Feature Story: Lending in the HRE sector remains as active as ever

Feature Story: Lending in the HRE sector remains as active as ever

With systems expanding their outpatient networks and rates low, lots of debt is being issued By John B. Mugford Although there is a strong imbalance between supply and demand in the medical office building (MOB) acquisitions market, plenty of transactions are taking place and lenders are ready to provide loans for deals that make financial […]

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Feature Story: Cash-strapped health systems? Not exactly…

Pandemic pressures haven’t prompted more third-party development, as some had hoped By John B. Mugford A few months after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a notion in healthcare real estate (HRE) that the crisis would actually provide more opportunities for HRE developers to finance and own projects. The reason? Because the country’s […]

Feature Story: Worsened by COVID, behavioral health issues grow

Feature Story: Worsened by COVID, behavioral health issues grow

InterFace HRE panelists discuss how the sector can meet facilities demand By John B. Mugford Although the prevalence of mental health issues among adults and young people in the United States has been growing for years, it has accelerated significantly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. By some accounts, the isolation, financial stress and […]

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Feature Story: Amid The Great Reopening, the HRE space remains strong

At the first in-person industry event since COVID, an expert panel discussed the sector’s strengths By John B. Mugford There have been plenty of “state of the industry” panel discussions at healthcare real estate (HRE) conferences over the years, but the one held Aug. 24-25 in Dallas was a little bit different. For starters, the […]

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Feature Story: MOB market newcomers offer interesting perspectives

Some somewhat ‘unfamiliar’ names talked HRE during a recent iGlobal Live panel session  By John B. Mugford There has been a flood of new entrants, and new capital, flowing into the healthcare real estate (HRE) space during the past couple of years – particularly into the medical office building (MOB) market. Living proof of that […]

Feature Story: MOBs keep performing, with occupancy rising to 91.7%

Feature Story: MOBs keep performing, with occupancy rising to 91.7%

Revista data shows that MOB sales totaled $2.4B in Q2, putting the first -half 2021 total at $4.4B By John B. Mugford The good news continues to build for those involved in the medical office building (MOB) sector, as the product type is showing just how strong it is even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues […]