Despite some delays and postponements of projects during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of executives with some of the leading healthcare real estate (HRE) development firms are saying things are picking.
Despite the challenges this year with COVID-19, medical office projects continue to break ground. Interestingly, the proportion of 3rd party developed projects starting is increasing as the year progresses.
A lasting conversation among investors in the MOB sector has been the choice between On campus MOB investments and Off campus MOB investments.
The Medical Office Building (MOB) sector has shown its mettle through previous economic challenges. But with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing slowdown of elective surgeries and office visits many wondered if demand for MOB space would continue to move forward
In March, when most of the country shut down in order to slow the spread of COVID 19, when one needed to see the doctor, in many cases the only option was through a virtual visit. As of July, Telehealth was still representing 21% of all ambulatory visits. How will this affect physician and health system's ambulatory space needs? We asked in our October survey, and here is how you answered.
Phoenix is an investor favorite for sure. While nationwide roughly 65% of medical office space is user owned, in Phoenix only 30% is user owned. A significant driver of this is how incredibly fast Phoenix is growing.
Based on planned projects, a slow down in starts in the beginning of this year was expected. But for those scheduled starts, even into March and April, projects moved forward with few exceptions. Projects scheduled to open, however, have a different story.
Outpatient Starts rose significantly in 2019. See table below but 30.9 MSF was started in 2019 compared to 23.1 MSF in 2018 (an increase of 34%). Developers also gained a higher share of the starts activity in 2019.
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.