Through Q3 of 2019, there was some speculation about whether the total MOB sales volume for the year would top the $11 billion threshold for the fifth straight time.
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic this will be an important metric to track in 2020 and beyond. Take comfort in the fact that over previous cycles/downturns the rate held up remarkably well, especially when compared to other asset classes.
The big shift that everyone involved in healthcare and healthcare real estate (HRE) has been talking about for years upon years has finally taken place, at least on the real estate side of the equation.
Classic economic theories establish a clear relationship between supply and demand for many goods and services. In real estate circles the theory says that as prices rise, demand (or occupancy) should fall.
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.
Revista diamond partner, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) announced January 5 that it has named Dan Klein to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Klein will report directly to the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Scott D. Peters. In this role, Dan will help drive HTA’s investment activities with a primary responsibility for growing HTA’s strategic relationships with health systems, academic medical centers, universities with a healthcare focus, physicians and regional developers.
We are happy to announce that two additional industry experts have joined our distinguished Advisory Board - Kevin Kirn, Vice President - Business Development for Welltower (formerly Health Care REIT) and Scott F. Selig, Associate Vice President for Capital Assets and Real Estate for Duke University & Duke University Health System.
“Until two years ago, there was no comprehensive national awards program focusing on the real estate stories and strategies behind successful projects,” explains HREI Publisher Murray W. Wolf. “As the healthcare real estate sector and HREI™ have grown and prospered during the years, this level of industry recognition was long overdue.”
Mr. Wolf added, “It’s really been a pleasure celebrating the remarkable achievements of a select group of HRE professionals through this awards program. Our live awards ceremony is one of the highlights of our year.”
The HREI Insights Awards™ are the only national awards totally dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate development and executive leadership. The 2015 HREI Insights Awards™ were presented during the RealShare Healthcare Real Estate Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., December 3rd in nine categories as follows:
The hospital real estate sector has been gaining favor with investors in 2015. We have seen two high profile deals – the $1.75B
Did you know that Revista tracks medical real estate construction? Yes, it does track both Hospital and Medical Office construction across the United States. We finished the initial count of projects in early 2015 and while every state and market is different, the one thing all states have in common is that they all have medical real estate construction going on! The graph below tracks the value of hospital and medical office projects that are either under construction or approved and late in the planning process. It represents both public and private construction. Overall, according to the Revista first half 2015 construction report, there is over $86 Billon of such construction across the US. California and Texas lead the nation with $11.8 Billion and $7.7 Billion, respectively. Check out the graph below to see how your state stacks up!
CS Capital on behalf of the Alaska Permanent Fund has recently acquired two Boston area acute rehabilitation hospitals. Both the Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital...