This Week in Healthcare Real Estate – 3.9.18

This Week’s Top Healthcare Real Estate News

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Medical office buildings have long been considered a niche sector, but surging interest among investors and developers is rapidly bringing the asset category into the commercial real estate mainstream. The aging U.S. population—combined with the sector’s long-term, stable returns and resistance to e-commerce—is providing steady tailwinds for MOB demand… Commercial Property Executive

2018 Hospital Construction Survey
In 2001, when Tropical Storm Allison tore through Texas, dumping torrential rainfall on Houston and surrounding areas, Houston’s Texas Medical Center was hit especially hard.The largest medical complex in the world, home to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was decimated by the storm that dumped more than three feet of rain, flooding buildings throughout… Health Facilities Management

The Retailization Of Healthcare Is Leading To Record Hospital Closures
More than 120 rural hospitals have gone out of business since 2005, and the trend has been accelerating since 2010. In Texas, 14 rural hospitals have closed since then. As healthcare spending balloons across the United States, hospitals are on the decline, and real estate needs are shifting closer to the patient. “There are less people in hospitals today than in the 1980s,”… Biznow

Healthcare Adds 19,000 Jobs in February
U.S. adds 313,000 jobs in February in biggest gain in a year and a half. Employment in healthcare continued to trend up in February (+19,000), with a gain of 9,000 in hospitals. Healthcare has added 290,000 jobs over the past year… BLS

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