The Big Three healthcare REITs – HCP, Welltower and Ventas –remained disciplined with acquisitions while non-listed REIT fundraising has limited their supply of new investment capital.
In the medical office building (MOB) space, large portfolio sales involving publicly traded companies usually grab most of the headlines. Recent blockbuster deals include Physicians Realty Trust’s (NYSE: DOC) $700 million acquisition of more than 50 MOBs from Catholic Health Initiatives in 2016 and Healthcare Trust of America’s (NYSE: HTA) $2.25 billion purchase of more than 70 medical office properties from Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DRE) in recent months.
Record MOB sales in the first half of nearly $5.5 billion rivaled total volume in 2012 through 2014. The major reason was HTA’s $2.2 billion acquisition of the Duke Realty healthcare portfolio in June, leaving the balance of first half acquisitions at $3.2 billion, consistent with first half volume in 2015 and 2016 – years with record overall sales.
When Nashville-based Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE: HR) announced second quarter (Q2) earnings on Aug. 2, there was no hint that it had a major medical office building (MOB) portfolio acquisition in the works. In fact, President and CEO Todd Meredith seemed to suggest that the MOB space could be risky for imprudent investors.
Revista has posted the Mid -2017 Top 50 Metro Rankings Report for Medical Real Estate to its subscriber portal.
The Revista MOB Sector Fundamentals Report represents approximately 150M SF of data reported by major owners of medical office properties. Data are provided quarterly encompassing a portfolio as well as on a same store, year over year basis.
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Combined with off peak total transaction volume, the numbers seem to reflect what a lot of us are feeling - a very competitive market with more interested buyers than there are opportunities.
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Revista has released its 2016 Year End Transaction Reports. There are 2 reports; one covering the US and another covering the Top 50 Metro Areas. The transaction report covers medical real estate transactions including medical office properties (MOBs) and hospital real estate.