Viewpoint: Healthcare Summer Series

2024 Healthcare Summer Series

Understanding Steward Health’s Bankruptcy: Could This Impact Healthcare Real Estate Transactions? 

7/16/2024

The recent bankruptcy filing by hospital operator Steward Health has significant implications for its stakeholders, particularly the shareholders of Medical Properties Trust (MPT), which is intricately linked to Steward through real estate investments. The negative impact on MPT shareholders and healthcare consumers in markets where Steward’s financial struggles result in reduced healthcare access have many questioning the wisdom of unregulated sale-leaseback arrangements. Since the pandemic, access to healthcare services has only increased as a concern for government officials. Could the failure of Steward have far-reaching implications for regulations on real estate transactions within the healthcare sector? 

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Healthcare Real Estate Reflections: Understanding Market Performance and Identifying Strategy Opportunities 

6/20/2024

The healthcare real estate market, a specialized sector combining the intricacies of both the healthcare industry and real estate investments, has demonstrated dynamic shifts over recent periods. Based on the analysis of data reported in our team’s quarterly healthcare transaction report, Pulse on the Market, we compared Q1 2023 to Q1 2024, documenting notable trends that have emerged, as well as reflecting on broader market sentiments and sector-specific changes. Here, we explore these trends and speculate on the underlying factors influencing cap rate variations to identify areas of opportunity for investors.

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