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Industry Pulse

Thought Leaders: 2020 MOB Buyers Show Strong Appeal By Institutional Investors and Private Equity

Thought Leaders: 2020 MOB Buyers Show Strong Appeal By Institutional Investors and Private Equity

JLL Medical Office Perspectives Healthcare Capital Markets March 2021 2020 was a hot year for medical office and a notable shift in new entrants Medical office acquisitions by investor category ($B)*                   *Investor acquisitions of medical office ≥ 25,000 s.f. Source: JLL Research, SEC filings, Real Capital Analytics […]

Feature Story: The top 10 healthcare real estate stories of 2020

Feature Story: The top 10 healthcare real estate stories of 2020

In the year of COVID-19, the pandemic dominated the news – in the HRE space as well By John B. Mugford NATIONAL — Everyone has certainly heard the phrase, or something similar, along the lines of: “It will be good to put 2020 and the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us.” And yet, for those of […]

Thought Leaders: Health System Financial Strength Fortifies Medical Office Acquisitions

Thought Leaders: Health System Financial Strength Fortifies Medical Office Acquisitions

JLL Healthcare Capital Markets Medical Office Perspectives December 2020 W(h)ither monetization? MOB buybacks by health systems consistently outpace monetization Key points: • Health systems are on track to buy $1 billion of their leased medical office buildings in 2020 between closed and announced transactions – a trend we’ve coined as “reverse monetization.” Despite the pandemic-related operating […]

Thought Leaders: The Pulse - Hospital Industry Outlook Upgraded To Stable

Thought Leaders: The Pulse – Hospital Industry Outlook Upgraded To Stable

US For-Profit Hospital Industry Outlook Moved To Stable On Higher EBITDA As Patient Volumes Return To Pre-COVID Levels Commentary by: Todd Perman, CCIM, Vice Chairman The outlook for U.S. for-profit hospitals has been upgraded to stable by Moody’s, an encouraging sign for hospital recovery. Steadily growing patient volumes, the return of elective surgeries and government aid […]

Industry Pulse: JLL reports that first-half 2020 MOB sales topped 2019

Industry Pulse: JLL reports that first-half 2020 MOB sales topped 2019

The COVID-19 pandemic has ‘justified’ the investment case for the product  NATIONAL – Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals involved in the medical office building (MOB) sector have predicted that the property type would hold up as well as almost any other type of investment vehicle. A new report from Jones Lang […]

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 […]

Feature Story: Even some MOBs are feeling the pain

Feature Story: Even some MOBs are feeling the pain

Yet the asset class could be the first to recover due to pent-up demand By John B. Mugford This time, things are different for medical office buildings (MOBs) — and yet, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel. During the Great Recession, MOBs gained their well-known reputation as being “recession-resistant,” in […]

Industry Pulse: "How is COVID-19 affecting your business?”

Industry Pulse: “How is COVID-19 affecting your business?”

Please take HREI’s quick, easy, one question survey: “How is COVID-19 affecting your business?” Healthcare Real Estate Insights would like to know how the COVID-19 crisis and all its associated repercussions are affecting your business. Please take our easy, quick, anonymous survey below. You will be able to see the exclusive results so far when […]

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Industry Pulse: Keeping an eye on the coronavirus effect

HRE sector professionals not yet ready to comment on possible market pause NATIONWIDE — Concerns over the coronavirus, or COVID-19, coupled with falling oil prices, have had an unmistakable impact on global financial markets. Last week (March 2-6), stocks suffered their worst weekly decline since the 2008 financial crisis, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunged […]

Industry Pulse: Rents rising, occupancies to tighten in MOB space

Industry Pulse: Rents rising, occupancies to tighten in MOB space

Marcus & Millichap report cites a rise in med school students, drop in cap rates NATIONWIDE — The optimism concerning medical office buildings (MOBs) as a real estate product type continues to grow, with a certain number of reasons for such optimism being cited time and time again. Among them are the country’s aging demographics, […]

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Industry Pulse: Healthcare real estate demand like to remain strong in 2019

Experts still upbeat about HRE despite stock volatility and recession talk  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – As the domestic and global stock markets continue to show plenty of volatility, with an economic slowdown potentially on the horizon, investors continue to look for safe places to put their money. One such place is healthcare real estate (HRE), particularly […]

The CNL MOB portfolio includes the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute building in Knoxville, Tenn. Photo courtesy of BarberMcMurry Architects

Industry Pulse: Healthcare REITs have been top performers in 2018

Amid a ‘volatile’ year for REITs, HFF says the healthcare sector delivered the best returns Although real estate investment trust (REIT) performance has been “volatile” in 2018, most REITs are on track to finish the year in positive territory, with healthcare REITs leading all sectors in total returns. That was according to the Quarterly Market Perspectives […]

Industry Pulse: A Stronger Post-Acute Sector Could Benefit HRE

If more health systems acquire post-acute operations, that could benefit the real estate One of the largest publicly traded, healthcare-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs), Toledo based Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), has launched a new report focused on HRE trends and analyses.

Industry Pulse: AI Could Save Money, Advance Medicine

Industry Pulse: AI Could Save Money, Advance Medicine

Artificial intelligence could help healthcare save billions While healthcare is widely considered to be one of the country’s juggernaut industries, out-of-control, rising costs could derail the sector in any number of ways.

Industry Pulse: On the Record

Industry Pulse: On the Record

What is behind the healthcare retailization trend and will it continue? “People want convenience and high-quality care, and they want it to be easy. The trend of neighborhood healthcare locations will continue – and escalate. Neighborhood health destinations will continue to grow, including primary care, urgent health care, lab, hearing and vision services.” Patrick Carroll, […]