The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Affordable Care Act will have far-reaching effects, even into the real estate world. According to Ballard Spahr partner Jean Hemphill, the law’s emphasis on increasing primary care and reducing hospital admissions will have hospitals acquiring physician practices. This will lead to greater demand for medical office buildings, making them more valuable.

The issue, however, is not entirely decided. Many will wait to see the results of the election before adapting to the law.