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Medical Real Estate

Steering Clear of Parking Lot Troubles

“No parking” is sensible policy on the dance floor. It’s less advisable in medical office building leases.

Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton, authors of Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, urge potential medical tenants to be...


Medical Real Estate

Sound Fundamentals Driving Medical Office Construction

Medical office buildings (MOBs) have become much more than an afterthought for investors in more conventional segments of the real estate market, National Real Estate Investor (NREI) magazine reports.

Some of the fundamentals making...


Tapping Hospital Real Estate Administrators’ Insights

The clinical backgrounds of some hospital leaders and the property management and related focus of hospitals’ real estate administrators can pose challenges in forming a cohesive corporate strategy, according to Jay Johnson, Managing Director of Healthcare Advisory Services at Houston-based real...


Survey: Disaster Resistance a Priority in Hospital Design

Enhancing the ability of facilities to withstand earthquakes, floods, fires or other disasters caused by nature or humans is a significant factor in hospitals’ design strategy, a recent survey concludes.

Garnering input from nearly 300 facilities professionals at hospitals nationwide,...


Technology, Compassion Inform Facilities Planning

Telehealth and an emphasis on high-touch care are driving healthcare organizations to rethink facilities planning, according to Jeff Land, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate at San Francisco-based Dignity Health.

For example, clinicians can leverage telemedicine to monitor...


How to Make the Most of Property Investments

While investing in medical real estate can provide a good payoff, investors should keep a few things top of mind to maximize their return, according to Virginia-based Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite:

Location still matters.

Yes, it costs more to purchase a facility near the...


Standing Strong in Office Lease Negotiations

Medical office leaders who want to negotiate favorable terms for a lease can go into those talks from a position of strength and confidence by doing some prep work, according to Colorado-based Carr Healthcare Realty.

Among other strategies, negotiators should bring several...


Physicians Eye New Approaches to Medical Real Estate

The evolution of health care, along with other factors, is forcing physicians to rethink their views on real estate, according to PYA, a professional services firm specializing in healthcare consulting.

Independent physicians traditionally opted for owning the facilities where...


If You Build It Where They Won’t Come ...

Site selection for a new medical facility is complicated in the best of circumstances. Brian C. Cich, Chief Operating Officer at Florida-based Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, suggests strategies to make the task more manageable.

Here are a few of Cich’s recommendations, published in...


A Twist on ‘Medical Malls’

Empty spaces in malls and other retail facilities are often repurposed as call centers and government offices. Increasingly, healthcare organizations are getting in on the action as well.

A former bowling alley in Nashville, Tennessee, is now an outpatient dialysis clinic,...