Last year 77 medical office projects started that will be over 100,000 square feet when completed. That's quite an uptick over previous years when we averaged less than 50.
The MOB Scene
December 17, 2019 Mike Hargrave
Single Property MOB Cap Rates Creeping Up
Overall, MOB cap rates have continued to remain at lower levels compared to just a few years ago. According to Revista’s 3rd Quarter, 2019 Medical Real Estate Transactions Report, the US MOB average cap rate 6.4% which was down slightly from 6.5% in 3Q18.
If you have seen Revista’s metro trends you may have noticed the Baltimore MOB market is one of the tightest in the country. The MOB occupancy rate has averaged between 93.9% and 94.8% since the 2nd quarter of 2018.
So much of the conversation in the industry right now is about placing medical services out into the community to be more convenient and cost effective for patients. But what is that community going to look like in 10 years? 20 years? Flexibility becomes the name of the game.
Let’s take a look at the Jacksonville market. At 7.7 million square feet (MSF), Jacksonville’s MOB market is the 36th largest market in the US based on total SF.
After a slow start to the year, medical office building (MOB) sales have picked up in the second and third quarters (Q2 and Q3), providing a very strong possibility that the final 2019 volume will top $10 billion for the fifth straight year.
It doesn’t look as if anyone is going to dethrone Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente as the country’s largest owner of medical real estate anytime soon.
For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser, a health insurer and provider with 8.6 million members in nine states, sat atop the annual “2018 Top 50 Owners of Medical Real Estate” report compiled by Revista, which gathers and provides a wide variety of healthcare real estate (HRE) data, statistics and reports for its subscribing members.
Taken together, the Hospital and MOB sector is valued at $1 Trillion
There are currently about 600 medical office projects under way across the country. More than 15 percent of those projects include orthopedics. Why do so many projects include this specialty?
Revista is thrilled to announce that Andrew Haslam, Chief Asset Officer for Providence St. Joseph’s Health System and Tom Errath, Director for Harrison Street Real Estate Capital will co-chair the 2020 Revista Medical Real Estate Investment Forum.
The country’s healthcare-focused REITs have always been, and are likely to continue to be, an important investor group in the medical office building (MOB) acquisitions sector.
While MOB transaction activity might have cooled somewhat and MOB construction remains steady, deliveries of hospital projects have been on a spike. Based on projects that have either opened or are scheduled to open by the end of the year, we will be adding roughly 35 million square feet to inventory in 2019.
There’s plenty of talk in the medical office building (MOB) sales sector that even though demand remains as high as ever for the product type, the volume has been quiet so far in 2019. Second quarter (Q2) and year-to-date MOB sales statistics compiled by healthcare real estate (HRE) data firm Revista, which provides a variety of HRE data to subscribers, confirm this notion.
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), the largest owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announces an interview with HTA's Chairman & CEO, Scott Peters, and Brad Thomas of the Intelligent REIT Investor.
...Verified started projects were down 18% in 2016 from 2015. 2017, at 18.9 million projected, has the potential to be at the same level or lower than 2016.
Revista is happy to announce that the 2018 Medical Real Estate Investment Forum will take place Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29-30, 2018 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N Bayshore Dr., Miami, FL. Participants encouraged Revista to try a nice location during the winter to avoid the busy healthcare conference season - and we listened! Registration is now live at
As part of Revista's ongoing commitment to being a premier healthcare real estate industry resource, we welcome new Advisory Board members Erik Tellefson of Capital One Healthcare, Jon Sullivan of Texas Health Resources and Terry J. Wood of Kaiser Permanente. Revista's Advsiory Board regularly reviews the data, reports and events to ensure that we prioritize our offerings and make them as useful to all stakeholders in the sector as possible. Please read on for more information about each of these gentlemen...
Revista, the nation’s healthcare real estate information leader, recently announced the addition of a new Platinum Partner, Capital One Healthcare, and accompanying member, Erik Tellefson, to its distinguished Advisory Board.
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announced today that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the medical office building assets and medical development platform of Duke Realty Corporation for $2.75 billion in cash, net of credits for development completions. The transaction will close in several tranches in the second and third quarter of 2017 based on and subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions.