This Week in Healthcare Real Estate – 2.24.18

This Week’s Top Healthcare Real Estate News

Houston’s Healthcare Sector is Positioned for Continued Growth
Houston has been long recognized as the energy capital of the world and the energy downturn certainly made its impact felt on the Houston economy and commercial real estate market. Houston’s economy slowed significantly and grew at a lesser pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, however one of the sectors of the Houston economy that never really tapped on the brakes from expansion was healthcare. Recent economic indicators indicate the Houston economy is getting back on track… The Tenant Advisor

Heitman Acquires 17-Asset MOB Portfolio
Bentall Kennedy, on behalf of an unidentified state pension fund, sold a 17-building, 1.4 million-square-foot portfolio to an affiliate of Heitman LLC. The price of the multi-state medical office portfolio, known as the PHT portfolio, was not released but JLL Capital Markets, which represented Bentall Kennedy, identified the transaction as “one of the largest medical office asset sales to have occurred.” Denver-based NexCore Group represented Heitman, a global real estate investment management firm, and will manage and lease the properties… Commercial Property Executive

What is Revista’s Most Active Metro?
Continuing focus on high medical office sales activity might lead one to wonder where all this activity is occurring. In 2017, more than 30% of sales volume was represented in only 5 metro areas. Who’s leading the pack? HOTlanta. Of the more than $13B that changed hands, Atlanta’s pie slice was over $1B or 7%. Yes, some of that is Meadows & Ohly, but only part of that portfolio actually closed in 2017. Many of the other properties that traded were not part of a portfolio… Revista

Experiential Design Trend Moves From Retail To Healthcare
Mega-deals like CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna and the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan partnership will be transformative for healthcare real estate. To better understand the shift taking place in the healthcare industry, experts are reviewing changes occurring within the retail and industrial sectors. “I absolutely think we’re going to see a unique real estate product specifically come out of this CVS-Aetna merger,” MIT Graduate Center of Real Estate faculty member… Biznow

Top 5 Healthcare Trends
Originally published as part of Healthcare Design Magazine’s Take 5 series in August 2017, this blog shares my thoughts on what I consider top healthcare trends: making the most of data gathering, the pros and cons of micro-hospitals, and why healthcare providers should seriously consider stepping into the food-supply chain… Array

$88 Million Deal for Kennestone Outpatient Center Sets Record PSF Price
Forget the Year of the Dog. In Atlanta, 2018 is Year of the MOB. Whereas multifamily sales outnumbered office and industrial sales last year, medical office buildings seem to be a favored type of property to acquire so far this year…CoStar Group

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