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.
The mid-term elections of Nov. 6 will give control of the U.S. House of Represents to the Democrats starting in 2019, while the Republicans will continue to control the Senate.
While this divided Congress could result in even more political wrangling than during the past two years, it could end up being a positive for the country's healthcare providers and systems and, subsequently, the healthcare real estate (HRE) sector.
Revista has enhanced its data subscription product with top building analysis within primary market areas
Over the past year or so there have been many headlines speaking to how hot the medical real estate sector is. You see them pop up in your email or news feed: "Sales volume is at all time highs"..... "New investors are entering the sector right and left"...."Medical Real Estate Hitting Post Recession Peak". At times like this, many investors are getting priced out of the 'cream' offerings that trade and the heavy weight health system construction projects. So it would stand to reason that those interested parties would look elsewhere....and they are.
Connect Healthcare will host its annual event on October 29 and 30 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif.
Mike Conn, a senior vice president with healthcare development firm Meridian will speak at the event, serving as a panelist for The Convergence of Retail & Healthcare: Sky’s the Limit.
Read on for a Q&A with Conn, and follow this link for more information about the event and to register.
What do large, institutional MOB investors look for when seeking purchases?
For the most part, they prefer larger portfolios in order to add instant scale. They prefer properties occupied by strong, perhaps credit-rated, health systems. And, they want high quality real estate: well-maintained, perhaps newer buildings in good locations.
2019 National Economic Outlook for Medical Real Estate Stakeholders:
Back for the first time since 2015, Dr. Sam Chandan will join us to provide an update on the most important economic trends and their implications for healthcare real estate today. Renowned as one of the leading experts in economics, capital markets and commercial real estate, Dr. Chandan will provide his innovative insights into the macro forces that are currently affecting - and are likely to affect - the real estate investment environment.