Prior to the start of 2018, several members of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ predicted that the sector would see some transactions in which health systems would buy medical office buildings (MOBs) that they are leasing from third-party owners.
Continuing focus on high medical office sales activity might lead one to wonder where all this activity is occurring. In 2017, more than 25% of sales volume was represented in only 5 metro areas. Who's leading the pack?
Doctor visits will increase 217.6% faster than the population in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. That’s according to an analysis prepared for the California Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Building Summit in Downtown Los Angeles on December 13.
...although roughly 25% of inventory is investor owned nationally, the stats vary widely by metro. Some areas are predominantly owned by healthcare providers while other areas have a significant portion, sometimes majority, of the real estate owned by a third party - whether that be a REIT, institutional fund or private investor.
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.
In 2013, there were 271.6 million insured and 1.3B square feet of MOB space in the US..
We often show in our reports and presentations the metros that have the most MOB construction activity. Frequently this ends up being the usual suspects - New York, Chicago, Los Angeles etc. and this is simply because these are the largest overall markets so they will tend to have more space being built. To broaden the spectrum, let’s take a look at metros that are the most active in comparison to their existing inventory.
North Shore LIJ Health System of Great Neck, NY teamed up with Waterstone Development Group to purchase 600 Community Drive in Manhasset, NY