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    The MOB Scene

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

  • October 24, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    Kaiser Still King of Medical Real Estate Ownership; UnitedHealth Group is on the Rise

    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.
    October 24, 2019
    Mike Hargrave

    Revista Updates the Size and Scope of the Healthcare Real Estate Sector

    Taken together, the Hospital and MOB sector is valued at $1 Trillion
  • October 23, 2019
    Hilda Martin

    High Demand Specialties – Orthopedics

    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?
    September 26, 2019
    Elisa Freeman

    Errath & Haslam Named 2020 MREIF Co-Chairs

    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.
  • September 26, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    Healthcare Realty Trust is Finding MOB Acquisition Opportunities to its Liking

    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.
    September 26, 2019
    Hilda Martin

    2019 Continues with Flurry of Hospital Deliveries

    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.
    August 28, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    MOB Q2 Sales Drop 29 Percent From a Year Ago…But Sales Still Have a Chance to Top $10 Billion 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.
    August 5, 2015
    Mike Hargrave

    Sabra Healthcare REIT Reports Forest Park Frisco Medical Center Having Trouble Paying Rent

    SABRA Healthcare REIT (NYSE: SBRA) reported in its quarterly earnings that Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC) in Frisco is having trouble paying rent as of June, 2015.
    August 5, 2015
    Mike Hargrave

    HCP buys 11 on campus MOBs from Memorial Hermann Health System

    HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), disclosed with the reporting of second quarter, 2015 earnings that it had purchased a portfolio of 11 on campus medical office buildings from Memorial Hermann Health System.
    August 5, 2015
    Mike Hargrave

    Beverly Hills medical office buildings sell for over $1,000 per foot

    The interesting things about this deal, however, are the pricing and location of these assets. The total value of the deal was $449M for the 8 properties comprising 437,895 square feet. This works out to $1,025 per square foot which makes it the highest priced publicly announced MOB deal (per SF) this year.
    July 31, 2015
    Mike Hargrave

    MOB in Oakdale, CA Trades Hands

    A 51,000 square foot medical office building in Oakdale, California traded hands in late July. The Oakdale Medical Plaza was developed in 2007 by GL Bruno in association with Oak Valley Hospital. The MOB sold for $12 million or $235 per square foot.
    July 30, 2015
    Mike Hargrave

    Medical Properties Trust to Buy Capella Healthcare

    The deal is split two-thirds ($600 M) to real estate and one-third to operations. The deal represents the single largest transaction in MPW’s history and will grow their real estate asset base (based on 1Q15 gross real estate assets) by some 19%...
    July 21, 2015
    Mike Hargrave

    HTA Sets the Pace in 2Q

    Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA) recently announced it had closed on over $190 million worth of acquisitions in the second quarter of 2015. The acquisitions were in the REIT’s existing markets of Boston, Charleston, Indianapolis and Raleigh. Based on preliminary 2Q data, HTA is setting the pace for MOB transactions in 2Q...