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Feature Story: Using data to develop strategies for healthcare and HRE 

Feature Story: Using data to develop strategies for healthcare and HRE 

‘COVID Concern Index’ and other data help to turn data into action, BOMA MOB panelists say   By John B. Mugford Even prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems and providers throughout the country were riddled with questions about how to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and right-size their real estate portfolios while […]

Feature Story: Developers are seeing opportunities

Feature Story: Developers are seeing opportunities

HREI editorial board members say they expect growth in new projects in 2021 By John B. Mugford Although medical office buildings (MOBs) are once again showing their strength as an investment and ownership product during the COVID-19 pandemic, some professionals involved in the sector have expressed concern that there could be a slowdown in the […]

Savvy health systems are always trying to optimize their real estate. But the disruptions – and opportunities – created by the pandemic shifted those efforts into hyper-drive, according to providers discussing the topic during BOMA’s MOB conference.

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Feature Story: Pandemic prompts providers to re-examine real estate

The pandemic has shown hospitals and health systems they can get by with a lot less administrative space, a group of BOMA panelists agreed. So now what? By John B. Mugford It has always been a complex and complicated task for any health system, be it large or small, to figure out the best, most-efficient […]

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Feature Story: It’s boom time for life science real estate

Panelists discuss the sector’s remarkable growth during recent BOMA MOB conference By John B. Mugford Think the medical office building (MOB) sector is holding up well during the COVID-19 pandemic? (As most professionals involved in the sector are aware, it most certainly is.) But one somewhat related real estate sector, that involving life science facilities, […]

Feature Story: Timeshare medical space might be here to stay 

Feature Story: Timeshare medical space might be here to stay 

Panelists discuss their use, and appeal to investors, during BOMA MOB conference  By John B. Mugford As health systems and other providers continue to explore ways to expand their reach into new communities or markets, they are undoubtedly looking for as many ways to do so as efficiently as possible. If their research indicates that […]

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Feature Story: Wall Street analysts laud sector during BOMA MOB conference

Despite COVID, total MOB sales volume is likely to top 2019, according to panelists By John B. Mugford With medical office buildings (MOBs) continuing to show their resiliency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it would only make sense that the product type continues trading at strong pricing and attracting an even wider range of investor types. […]

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Feature Story: MOB sales were $2B in Q3, with occupancies steady

During webcast, Revista and Anchor officials provide update on the sector By John B. Mugford MOB sales have certainly been a bit sluggish since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but not as slow as might’ve been predicted when the crisis first hit. In fact, according to the latest MOB sales data from Arnold, Md.-based […]

Feature Story: Systems are planning for the post-COVID world

Feature Story: Systems are planning for the post-COVID world

Executives discuss strategies during InterFace Carolinas conference By John B. Mugford In the world of healthcare real estate (HRE), everyone involved understands that the drivers of the sector – including the amount of development space needed, and even the price for which properties trade – are the country’s health systems. Their financial health, their strategies […]

Feature Story: MOB development likely to take a hit in 2021

Feature Story: MOB development likely to take a hit in 2021

Even so, upbeat InterFace panelists say there are opportunities out there By John B. Mugford As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it has become clear that medical office buildings (MOBs) are one of the most resilient, most likely to survive any type of economic slowdown or national crisis product type in commercial real estate. However, one […]

Feature Story: Pandemic has done little to dent MOB investment activity

Feature Story: Pandemic has done little to dent MOB investment activity

Investors in virtual InterFace event say 2020 volumes will be comparable to 2019 By John B. Mugford “This industry continues to display its real resiliency, and that is going to keep the capital flowing into it,” said Peter Westmeyer, CEO of Chicago-based Remedy Medical Properties, formerly MBRE Healthcare, which has the largest private medical office […]

Feature Story: MOBs have remained strong through it all

Feature Story: MOBs have remained strong through it all

Revista’s Mike Hargrave reports on sales volumes, construction activity and more during Colliers’ HRE web conference By John B. Mugford NATIONAL – As was predicted, albeit with some caution, medical office buildings (MOBs) have held up very well from as an investment and property type since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This statement comes […]

Feature Story: COVID-19 will change healthcare delivery forever

Feature Story: COVID-19 will change healthcare delivery forever

During Colliers’ HRE webinar, Advisory Board consultant discusses the landscape By John B. Mugford Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as if almost every health system and provider was looking for ways to be more efficient and streamline operations, to cut costs, to get ahead of potential disruptors to the delivery […]

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 […]