According to numerous professionals involved in healthcare real estate (HRE), large capital sources, including foreign investors, have a record amount of “dry powder” they are anxiously looking to invest in medical office buildings (MOBs).
All of this interest presents opportunities for experienced, well-known HRE development, management and investment firms that perhaps do not have unlimited funds to acquire properties. Such firms can tap into all of that available capital by forming joint venture (JV) partnerships with large investors to acquire and/or develop MOBs and, perhaps, other types of healthcare properties.
In general, health systems are choosing to build hospitals with lower bed counts. Technology, demand and reimbursement changes are all pressures that shift the focus to patient experience, advancing technology, and wellness and preventative medicine. This translates into more outpatient services, private rooms and fewer beds.
Following a record year for transactions when $16.6B worth of MOBs traded hands, overall volume is showing signs of moderating through the first 2 quarters of 2018.