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    The MOB Scene

    Articles and blogs on medical real estate, as well as insights into Revista data

  • June 27, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    With Payment Model Changes, New Opportunities Abound for Urgent Care Centers

    There’s a widespread notion that opportunities to open new urgent care centers (UCCs) in the United States have, for the most part, run their course. The main culprits, it would seem, have been an over-saturation of such facilities in affluent suburban and Sunbelt markets and a somewhat restrictive payment model that left many patients with higher co-pays than typical doctor visits.
    June 26, 2019
    Hilda Martin

    Top Markets for MOB Construction

    In the past twelve months, over 21 million square feet of medical office space have been delivered across the country. More than 35% of that has been condensed in 10 markets.
  • May 24, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    Welltower – CNL’s $1.25B Boosts MOB Sales

    Deal reinforces strategy of creating value by packaging MOBs into large portfolios With MOB sales off to a somewhat slow start in early 2019, the closing of the sector’s second-biggest arm’s length deal of all time is sure to bolster the volume for the year. On May 15, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), which has invested more than $6 billion in a variety of healthcare asset types since coming off the sidelines in early to mid-2018, reported that it closed on its previously announced $1.25 billion acquisition of 55 MOBs from Orlando, Fla.-based CNL Healthcare Properties, a non-traded healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT).
    May 24, 2019
    Mike Hargrave

    MOB Cap Rates Coming Off Lows

    Medical Office Building (MOB) capitalization rates are trending up from their lows set in late 2017 and early 2018. The average cap rate for MOBs was 6.7% in the 1st quarter of 2019..
  • May 17, 2019
    Hilda Martin

    Metro Highlight – Charlotte

    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.
    April 25, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    MOB Square Footage, Total Value Rose in 2018 Annual Revista/HREI Development Report Reveals Top Developers of the Year

    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.