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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.
    February 27, 2019
    Mike Hargrave

    Are Larger Medical Office Buildings More Valuable than Smaller Ones?

    Attendees of this year’s Revista Medical Real Estate Investment Forum (MREIF) in San Diego received take home data briefs as a part of their attendance. One such brief profiled several interesting insights regarding transaction activity
    January 29, 2019
    John B. Mugford

    As Welltower Keeps Buying, its Strategy is Becoming Clearer

    It is now focused, he said, on investing in healthcare facilities that are “modern, efficient, technologically advanced and sensitive to the environment.” Welltower does remain committed to the post-acute sector, Mr. DeRosa said in San Francisco, adding that it plans to help “redefine” that industry. It has, in fact, acquired billions of dollars of the property type in the last year or so.
    January 24, 2019
    Mike Hargrave

    Providers and Developers Set Their Sights on Carmel, Indiana

    Carmel, Indiana, located in the northern suburbs of Indianapolis, has become a hot target of healthcare providers and associated real estate developers over the past few years. Revista is tracking several in progress and planned medical real estate developments sponsored by difference providers and developers.
    January 24, 2019
    Mike Hargrave

    2018 HREI/Revista Outpatient Development Survey Now Open through 2/15!

    Healthcare Real Estate Insights and Revista have partnered to create the healthcare real estate industry's most comprehensive survey of outpatient medical construction activity.
    December 19, 2018
    John B. Mugford

    After Sitting on the sidelines, Welltower is in the game again

    After sitting on the sidelines earlier this year, when its stock price was beaten down a bit and pricing for MOBs was too high for its liking, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has come roaring back with acquisitions and investments totaling billions of dollars.
    December 19, 2018
    Hilda Martin

    Metro Highlight: San Francisco

    In past metro highlights we’ve talked about growth markets with lots of construction activity, interesting markets with innovative health systems, metros with the highest sales volume, but what about the tightest markets? The ones with the highest rent growth, the most expensive pricing and the lowest vacancy? Flipping through our Metro Rankings report, San Francisco clearly fits the bill.