Independent physician groups continue to monetize their real estate assets, reliably selling $1B+ in assets annually. As competition remains fierce for deals in the sector, this segment continues to be a source of opportunity for investors.
In 2020, things are certainly changing a mile a minute. But let's take a look back to 2019 and the investors who most actively acquired MOBs. Welltower takes the title acquiring $2.2 billion throughout the year, followed by MB Real Estate, Montecito and Anchor Health Properties.
In recent weeks we've seen significant volatility in the stock market along with increasing fears of a recession. After all, this is now the longest market expansion in history. It can't continue forever, right? MOBs have long been considered somewhat insulated from market shifts - but what does the data say?
Following a record year for transactions when $16.6B worth of MOBs traded hands, overall volume is showing signs of moderating through the first 2 quarters of 2018.
These new reports detail transaction activity for 3 types of investors – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Hospitals and Health Systems and Private Investors. Each of the 3 reports provides detail on volume trends, pricing, share data, as well as data for the most active investors and metro areas.
Here are the top 5 markets. The most active market during this time has been LA/Orange County which has seen $2.9B worth of MOB transaction volumes. LA/Orange also has the lowest cap rate/yield at 5.7%.
Revista has posted its 2017 Year End Transactions Reports for subscribers to its data service. By most accounts, 2017 was a record year for the sector in terms of transaction volume. Overall $21.8B worth of hospital and medical office real estate traded hands in 2017.