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Feature Story: Has the case for monetizations changed in light of COVID-19?

Feature Story: Has the case for monetizations changed in light of COVID-19?

A webinar that includes HRE professionals, a system exec discuss the issue By John B. Mugford The number of true “monetizations” in which health systems have sold ancillary real estate properties, including medical office buildings (MOBs), has been relatively scarce in recent years. This lack of monetizations, according to healthcare real estate (HRE) professionals, has […]

Feature Story: Providers might be more open to third-party capital

Feature Story: Providers might be more open to third-party capital

System executives were part of Colliers’ virtual HRE conference on Sept. 24 By John B. Mugford As noted as part of the description of a panel session that was part of Healthcare Virtual Conference 2020 sponsored and broadcast over the internet last week by Seattle-based Colliers International, “the world turned upside down in March.” Indeed, […]

Feature Story: More net lease buyers turning to HRE

Feature Story: More net lease buyers turning to HRE

Yield-hungry investors are developing a taste for medical assets, panelists say By John B. Mugford The Globe Street (GlobeSt.com) Net Lease Conference, which has been held for two decades, typically has a heavy emphasis on the retail real estate sector. However, in recent years, the conference has added a session on the net-lease healthcare real […]

Feature Story: REITs shaking off pandemic pain

Feature Story: REITs shaking off pandemic pain

Senior housing has suffered, but rent collections generally remain strong By John B. Mugford As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the eyes of observers involved in the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector are intently focused on the financial health and investment proclivity of the publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). […]

Feature Story: MOB sector remains resilient despite Q2 sales decline

Feature Story: MOB sector remains resilient despite Q2 sales decline

Revista’s latest webcast shows stabilized occupancies despite COVID-19 NATIONAL — The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly taking its toll on the country’s healthcare systems as well as the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, even though the industry and property type continue to show resiliency more than four months into the crisis. For example, […]

Companies: Cornerstone’s latest investment: four MOBs for $30.5M

Companies: Cornerstone’s latest investment: four MOBs for $30.5M

Greenville, S.C., purchase closes its fifth fund, through which it invested $59.9 million By John B. Mugford GREENVILLE, S.C. — Ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has battered the country, the economy and health systems, a few investors involved in the medical office building (MOB) space have stepped up and remained quite active in making acquisitions. […]

Feature Story: Spring MOB sales volume fell up to 60% amid the pandemic

Feature Story: Spring MOB sales volume fell up to 60% amid the pandemic

But NKF says this ‘buying opportunity’ might bring REITs and other investors off the sidelines By John B. Mugford During the past five years, the medical office building (MOB) sector announced its presence among the major types of commercial real estate with annual sales topping $11 billion, according to the major real estate data firms […]

Feature Story: Encouraging signs for development

Feature Story: Encouraging signs for development

InterFace webinar panelists say they’re seeing opportunities pick up again By John B. Mugford Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most health systems have been forced to put most their efforts into surviving the crisis, leaving little time to think about growing their ambulatory networks and initiating new medical office building (MOB) development projects. […]

Feature Story: Investors expect a big second half

Feature Story: Investors expect a big second half

Still-active MOB buyers discuss the state of the market during InterFace webinar By John B. Mugford After the initial shock of the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks as if the healthcare industry, and subsequently the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector, is getting back on track. “We collected 96 percent of our rents (in […]

Feature Story: Even if there is short-term pain, MOBs are a strong investment

Feature Story: Even if there is short-term pain, MOBs are a strong investment

Panelists on a Marcus & Millichap webinar reiterate why they are bullish on the property type NATIONAL — Because medical office buildings (MOBs) have fared rather well during the COVID-19 pandemic, with rent collections remaining very strong for many landlords, capitalization rates, or first-year estimated returns, for the product type have not risen much at all. […]

Feature Story: MOBs proving ‘resilient’ once again

Feature Story: MOBs proving ‘resilient’ once again

But senior housing is struggling. That and more from 2020 REITweek event. By Murray W. Wolf and John B. Mugford The annual three-day REITweek conference is the single most important event of the year for securities analysts and others who follow real estate investment trusts. The analysts, along with institutional investors and representatives from sponsoring […]

Feature Story: Alternative assets are looking good

Feature Story: Alternative assets are looking good

NKF webcast discusses why MOBs and other alternatives should perform well By John B. Mugford Although the capital markets for commercial real estate have “experienced extreme volatility” during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team with New York-based Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) believes acquisitions of “alternative assets,” including medical office buildings (MOBs), are poised to make a […]

Industry Pulse: All of our COVID-19 coverage in one place

Industry Pulse: All of our COVID-19 coverage in one place

For your convenience, here are links to most of the COVID-19 coverage HREI has published to date: Feature Story: Recovery could be slower; U-shaped vs. V-shaped REIT Report: REITs reacting to COVID-19, not necessarily buying Feature Story: HRE update from the front lines Feature Story: The MOB market did well during Q1 Feature Story: Your […]

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Feature Story: Recovery could be slower; U-shaped vs. V-shaped

Noted economist, real estate expert Dr. Sam Chandon details the downturn during Revista webcast By John B. Mugford As the country bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming less likely that the economy will make the quick “V-shaped” recovery that many economists, businesses and, for that matter, all of us were hoping for. […]

Feature Story: HRE update from the front lines

Feature Story: HRE update from the front lines

CBRE leasing pros discuss market hardships, what the recovery might look like By John B. Mugford As could be expected, smaller medical practices, especially those that may have been struggling prior to the current crisis or those involved in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are being hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, for the […]