Berkadia Arranges $22.5M Loan for Office Building Conversion in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Berkadia has arranged a $22.5 million bridge loan for the repositioning of the former Bank of America office building located at 625 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. The borrowers, led by FRI Investors, purchased the 110,000-square-foot, 10-story asset last year in an all-cash transaction with the intent to convert the property into a medical office building. Bank of America vacated its 40,000-square-foot lease at the property late last year. The building is..

March 14, 2017

Ardent Health Services Acquires LHP Hospital Group, Creating 19-Property Hospital Group

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Ardent Health Services has acquired LHP Hospital Group Inc., creating the second largest private, for-profit hospital operator in the United States, with 19 hospitals in six states and $3 billion in revenues, according to Ardent. Although the purchase price was not disclosed, Ventas Inc., a massive healthcare REIT, provided $700 million in financing to Ardent for the acquisition. The five-year, LIBOR-based acquisition loan bears an initial cash interest rate of..

March 14, 2017

Simone Development Co. to Build Medical Facility on Long Island

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Simone Development Co. has received approval from the Town of Huntington to redevelop two buildings located at 5 Cuba Hill Road for medical use. Defense contractor BAE Systems sold 18 acres of its property, located in the Greenlawn area of Huntington (on Long Island), to the Bronx-based developer late last year. At the time, Simone Development leased the four-building complex totaling 200,000 square feet back to BAE. A nine-acre portion with two existing buildings..

March 13, 2017

Seavest, Ciminelli Secure Financing for Conventus MOB in Downtown Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Seavest Healthcare Properties and Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. have secured permanent financing for the seven-story, 350,000-square-foot Conventus medical office building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) in downtown Buffalo. The $75 million, five-year takeout loan replaces the building’s initial construction loan. Both loans were provided by M&T Bank and KeyBank. Located at 1001 Main St., Conventus is connected on two full floors to a children’s hospital and..

March 10, 2017

Darland to Construct 45,000 SF Handicap Accessible School in Omaha

OMAHA, NEB. — Darland Construction Co. has partnered with BCDM Architects and Omaha Public Schools to build a school for students with special needs. J.P. Lord School will be relocated from its current location at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s main campus to a new location near 45th and Marinda streets. The 45,000-square-foot school will feature handicap accessible hallways and classrooms, multi-sensory elements, a therapy pool and mobility devices throughout. The school..

March 9, 2017

MedCraft to Develop $5M Medical Facility for Via Christi in Derby, Kansas

DERBY, KAN. — MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate LLC is developing a $5 million build-to-suit medical facility for Via Christi Clinic in Derby, a suburb of Wichita. The 15,000-square-foot clinic will be located on the northwest corner of Tall Tree Road and Newberry Street. Completion is slated for this fall. The new building will allow Via Christi to expand from four family medicine and pediatric providers to eight, as well as integrate primary care and physical therapy. The clinic’s current..

March 6, 2017

Strong Demographic Trends Drive Investment Activity in Medical Office, Says Marcus & Millichap

As the 65-and-older age segment increases by 20 million individuals over the next 10 years, demand for healthcare services will rise, which attracts investors to the long-term growth potential of medical office real estate. Institutional funds and REITs are actively searching for larger healthcare deals and portfolios, and private capital is emerging as a major option in the $5 million to $20 million-price range and could begin to take a larger share of transactions this year, according to..

March 2, 2017

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital Acquires Two Medical Office Buildings in Philadelphia for $17M

PHILADELPHIA — Harrison Street Real Estate Capital has purchased two medical office buildings, located at 8001 and 8040 Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia. An affiliate of George Comfort & Sons sold the properties, which total 86,000 square feet, for $17 million. The properties recently underwent renovations and were 94.7 percent leased at the time of sale. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital anchors the facilities. Ben Appel, Philip Mahler, Evan Kovac and Eric Anton of HFF represented the..

February 22, 2017

The Silver Group Brokers Sale of Single-Tenant Investment Property in Metro San Antonio

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS — The Silver Group has arranged the sale of a 2.1-acre parcel featuring a 12,000-square-foot facility at 244 Creekside Crossing in New Braunfels, a northern suburb of San Antonio. Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare most recently leased the property, which shares the intersection of Interstate 35 and FM 306 with the Town Center at Creekside and Resolute Hospital. The Silver Group represented both the buyer and the seller, whose names were not disclosed.

February 21, 2017

Block & Co. Brokers Sale of Land Site in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Block & Co. Inc. Realtors has brokered the sale of 1.65 acres of land located at Metcalf 75 Shopping Center in Overland Park. The land was purchased by an undisclosed buyer and will be used to build a 16,870-square-foot medical facility. Metcalf 75 Shopping Center will be torn down to make way for the new medical facility. David M. Block and Darren Siegel brokered the transaction on behalf of the property owners. Cary Fox and Bill Shakelford of AREA Real Estate..

February 14, 2017