After finishing out 2020 with one of the strongest volume quarters in recent years, 2021 is off to a quiet start. $1.8B in MOB transactions closed in the first quarter, down from $3.3B in 1Q20 and in line with 1Q19. On a TTM basis, we are now running at just $10B in volume.
In the past, the lion's share of MOB development has been self developed by the hospital system or provider. In fact historically, third party development has only represented around a quarter of medical office square feet started. Since 2019, we've been seeing a shift in this dynamic with more and more projects moving forward with a developer/investor driving the project.
A lasting conversation among investors in the MOB sector has been the choice between On campus MOB investments and Off campus MOB investments.
A weekly running sum of medical office volume through April 2020 reveals that volume is slowing but that overall, total volume is still running ahead of 2019.
Medical Office (MOB) transaction volume has slowed during the past year. Within the top 50 metros Revista recorded $7.14B worth of MOB trades from 3Q18 to 2Q19
Overall transaction volumes for Medical Office Buildings (MOB) were down in 2018 versus 2017. According to Revista’s Year End 2018 Medical Real Estate Transactions report
The portfolio includes several class A assets such as the Harker Heights Medical Pavilion which is 100% leased and on the campus of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.
Orange County Medical Office Buildings have been a prized possession of real estate investors for several years. In fact, over the past several years, investors have acquired over $1.5 Billion of MOBs in Orange County.
Recent years has seen the healthcare real estate transaction world more or less controlled by real estate investment trusts (REITS). Healthcare REITs have enjoyed a long run of comparatively low priced capital with ready access to various forms of debt financing.
Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA) recently announced it had closed on over $190 million worth of acquisitions in the second quarter of 2015. The acquisitions were in the REIT’s existing markets of Boston, Charleston, Indianapolis and Raleigh. Based on preliminary 2Q data, HTA is setting the pace for MOB transactions in 2Q...