During the first half of 2017, nearly $5.5-billion in medical office buildings traded hands. That record volume rivaled the total in 2012 through 2014, according to new research from JLL.
The prime contributor in the high level of activity was HTA’s $2.2 billion acquisition of the Duke Realty healthcare portfolio in June. The balance of first half acquisitions was $3.2 billion, which was consistent with first half volume in 2015 and 2016, years with record overall sales.
JLL believes with additional major transactions such as the $612.5 million Meadows & Ohly portfolio in Atlanta and more in the pipeline, it’s possible that 2017 will shatter the 2015 record of $9 billion. The marketplace has been responsive in creating new supply, whether from developer-built portfolios or via providers or investors.
Pictured: Department of Veterans Affairs’ Ambulatory Care Center in Loma Linda, CA
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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