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    The MOB Scene

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

  • August 23, 2018
    John B. Mugford

    LEED is not necessarily a widespread goal for MOBs, but ‘green’ trends, including WELL, are emerging

    When we at Healthcare Real Estate Insights learned that gaining LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council is no longer a widespread goal for healthcare facilities and MOBs, we decided to ask a healthcare architect about the current status of “green” design trends.
    August 23, 2018
    Hilda Martin

    Revista Releases Mid Year Transactions Report

    The Mid-Year Revista transactions report has been released and is available to subscribers. Check out some of the highlights!
  • August 22, 2018
    Hilda Martin

    Metro Highlight – Minneapolis

    This unassuming market is number 2 in terms of outpatient building deliveries and 4th for total deal volume. Even rent growth has been consistently surpassing the national average.
    July 26, 2018
    John B. Mugford

    An HRE firm finding opportunity, growth in forming partnerships with capital sources

    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.
  • July 25, 2018
    Hilda Martin

    Shrinking Bed Counts – How Hospitals are Evolving

    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.
    July 25, 2018
    Mike Hargrave

    Medical Office Transaction Volume Showing Signs of Moderating

    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.