Mitchell Yankowitz of Medical Office Asset Management.

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NEW YORK CITY – Medical office has captured the real estate spotlight as the sector continues to see strong investment sales with large hospitals buying up doctor practices, and the development of off-campus patient facilities takes off, Mitchell Yankowitz, managing partner at Medical Asset Management, a medical real estate advisory firm, tells  

Nationally, there has been a lot of consolidation and acquisitions of smaller doctor practices in the market as larger healthcare institutions seek to bulk up on assets that could serve as outpatient facilities to offer quicker and better quality care in a cheaper and more streamlined way, Yankowitz said. “Healthcare has gotten so expensive, health care providers are exploring ways to become more efficient without compromising patient care,” he said.

Hospitals such as Mount Sinai Health System in New York and UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California are examples of larger hospital systems gobbling up smaller institutions to absorb their cash and private insurance patients.

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.

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