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Article commentary by: Chris Witcher, CCIM, Associate Director, Global Healthcare Services

For independent entrepreneurial-minded physicians that want to scale their practice, finding balance between practicing medicine and “running your business” takes an intentional effort. It's essential to understand where your practice stands, where you want the practice to go, how you will get there, and the team you need to assemble to execute.

Article written by: David Burch, Medical Economics, January 23, 2020

Most people struggle to balance a single full-time job, but what if that single job carried the weight of two, three, or even four careers all at once? Would it even be possible?

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Overall, the number of mergers and acquisitions remained consistent in 2019 compared to 2018. However, M&A is becoming more strategic in nature rather than just financially driven. We are seeing more partnerships where hospitals are looking to grow in a certain specialty, or one system has a health plan and the other is strong in value-based care. The trend to look for in the coming years is how the mergers are complementary and benefit both parties.

Article written by: Susan Morse, Healthcare Finance, January 23, 2020

In 2020, the hospital-to-hospital merger or partnership is about complementary resources - one ...

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Article commentary by: Jessica Moore, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

106 medical office building transactions closed in December, totaling over $1.4 billion or 5.026 million square feet. California had the most medical office building transactions with 16 (15.1% of total), followed by Texas with 11 sales (10.4% of total). The average deal size was $16 million. Welltower’s $786 million acquisition of a Hammes Partners 29-building portfolio was the largest portfolio transaction; Westbrook Partners $33.9 million acquisition in San Diego was the largest single property transaction during the month, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Methodist Le Bonheur reached an agreement to acquire Saint Francis – Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett from Tenet Healthcare. Both the hospitals, associated physician groups, and six MedPost urgent care centers are included in the purchase.

  • Headquarters: Memphis, TN

  • Number of Beds: Not Provided

  • Industry: Hospital/Inpatient Services

  • Services: Community medical services including heart and vascular, orthopedic and women’s care

  • Acquired By: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

  • Acquisition Announced: December 13, 2019

  • Type: M&A

  • Deal Amount: Undisclosed Amount

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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc., Newmark...

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Obstetrics & Gynecology of Indiana provides women's health services for advance the delivery of obstetrical and gynecological care for women. It is based in the northern suburb of Indianapolis. It was acquired by Audax Group’s Axia Women’s Health for an undisclosed sum. It is their 4th investment since 2017.

  • Headquarters: Carmel, IN

  • Number of Beds: Not Provided

  • Industry: Clinics/Outpatient Services

  • Services: Obstetrical and Gynecological care

  • Acquired By: Axia Women's Health/Audax Group

  • Acquisition Date: November 4, 2019

  • Type: M&A

  • Deal Amount: Undisclosed Amount

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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc., Newmark Knight...

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Article commentary by: Jessica Moore, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

Medical office building transactions totaled over $2 billion and 5.4 million square feet for the month of November. North Carolina had the most transactions with 10 (20.8% of total), followed by California with 7 (14.6% of total). The 48 total transactions evenly consisted of individual properties and portfolio transactions.

Portfolio transactions were up significantly from October, where they made up only 14% of the total volume. The 24 portfolio transactions totaled $1.76 billion and 4.5 million square feet. The largest transaction was Invesco Real Estate’s $850 million acquisition of a 35-property W...

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Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

A survey conducted by Capital One suggests the multifamily investor market seems prepared for a buyer’s market in 2020, particularly in urban markets. Will healthcare real estate follow a similar trend, or will record-high pricing prevail for sellers of the asset class in 2020?

Article written by: Erika Morphy, GlobeSt, December 10, 2019

Multifamily buyers will be out in force in 2020, according to a recent survey from Capital One. It found that 74% of multifamily professionals expect they will primarily be buyers rather than sellers while just 19% saw themselves primarily being sellers in the year ahead. Res...

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Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

The upgrade by Moody’s for the non-profit healthcare sector from negative to stable is positive news for investors in healthcare real estate, as this sector continues to be the lifeblood of the overall healthcare delivery system and accounts for significant tenancy in REIT and institutional investor portfolios. Of note, the report sites growth in operating cash flows as a catalyst for the upgrade, a trend that could lead to a positive outlook should it continue.

Article written by: Deirdre Fulton, Healthcare Finance News, December 16, 2019

Despite ongoing demographic and social challenges, as well as domestic...

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Last week, our Global Healthcare Services team members prepared and served meals to residents at My Sister’s House, an Atlanta Mission shelter. My Sister’s House provides residential transformation services to women and children, as well as counseling, vocational training, and life skills classes. We were honored to serve with the Atlanta Mission and look forward to volunteering again with them in the future!

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For more information on Atlanta Mission and to donate or volunteer, please visit https://atlantamission.org/.

Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Population health has been a key focus for health systems across the country for years. With an increased focus on the social elements of population care, will more healthcare providers invest in multi-family and housing as a means to improve their population health strategies?

Article written by: John Tozzi, Bloomberg Businessweek, November 5, 2019

In 1986, Congress enacted a law to bar hospitals from turning away patients who are unable to pay. Any hospital with an emergency room that participates in federal health programs must evaluate and stabilize every patient who comes through the door, including those who ...

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