The Phoenix medical office market has been a bright spot through the pandemic. The market has been one of the most active and sought-after in the country, and the momentum hasn’t slowed in the last year. In one of the most recent transactions, Cushman & Wakefield brokered the sale of a freestanding class-A medical office building in Chandler for $6.5 million. The property is an example of the market activity.

“Phoenix has long been viewed as a strong medical office market due to its consistent population growth which fuels medical office demand; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has offered a unique glimpse into the resiliency of medical office tenants,” Sheila Bale, a managing director at Cushman & Wakefield, tells “Despite several weeks of forced closures to clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers and other outpatient treatment facilities early on in the pandemic between mid March through early May 2020, and despite the fear many patients had of simply going outside of their own homes during that delicate time, medical office landlords in Phoenix still collected nearly 100% of the rent owed by tenants and buildings remained full.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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