Although 22nd in rank for population, Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Over the past 10 years the population has grown almost 60%! In 2010 the population rank was only 33… Affordable housing and lower cost of living paired with rapid economic growth and a hot job market has generated a population magnet.
The year 2018 proved to be healthy one for new medical office building (MOB) construction projects, which is certainly music to the ears of professionals involved in the healthcare real estate sector.
The good news comes by way of the third annual Outpatient Healthcare Real Estate (HRE) Development Report released late last week by Revista, a research firm that compiles data for the HRE sector, in conjunction with Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI), which provides news and trends in healthcare facility development, financing and investment.
Hospital construction across the US is in the midst of a delivery spike as many projects, both new hospitals and additions, open this year. As of the end of 2018 Philadelphia had the largest under construction hospital pipeline of any metro with 4.4 Million square feet and 14 projects under construction, almost double the square footage of the runner up, Washington DC.
Overall transaction volumes for Medical Office Buildings (MOB) were down in 2018 versus 2017. According to Revista’s Year End 2018 Medical Real Estate Transactions report
SAN FRANCISCO– Every medical office building (MOB) development project comes with some risk.
But for the first time in its history, White Plains, N.Y.-based Seavest Healthcare Properties LLC took on what can be considered a very big risk concerning a city’s entitlement, or land use approval, process in order to repurpose an existing building to medical.
Medical office sales in 2018 remained vibrant as cyclical real estate investment trends drove investor interest to stable income-producing properties such as healthcare with strong and long-dated tenancy. 2018 activity reinforced the acceptance of medical office coming out of the shadows of alternative investments.