FREE BLOG Real estate matters for health care

This week we published our Healthcare Property Report 2024, an HBI Special Report delving deep into the challenges and opportunities facing real estate investors with a focus on the health care sector.

FREE BLOG Takeaways from IPEM in Cannes

Last week HBI was invited to chair the first ever healthcare summit at its cousin company’s flagship event IPEM in Cannes. The private capital community gathered on the Cote d’Azur to kick-off the year under the much appreciated January sun. As the sector continues to prove a safe harbour for investors despite various macro challenges, interest from private capital continues to gather momentum. Here are a few takeaways from the summit which featured speakers from EQT, Jeito, Keensight, Dementia Discovery Fund, Fremman, Pictet, Weight Partners Capital, TechLife Capital, Palladio Partners and Indefi.

FREE BLOG The rise of senior living

Elderly care is no longer what it once was. The time when more senior citizens (now, we understand, considered a pejorative term in some quarters) “retired” to a nursing home to see out their later but still healthy years is no more. Nursing homes increasingly cater only to the elderly ill. How then does one cater for the elderly well?

FREE BLOG The dire state of (most) UK care homes

The UK's elderly care sector lags behind other major European countries when it comes to the quality of its real estate. Most of its care homes are old converted houses; purpose-built facilities built this millennium account for only around a quarter of care homes.

FREE BLOG Are the regions right to oppose healthcare reform in Germany?

German market experts are telling HBI that regional governments are gumming up any chance of meaningful hospital reforms. Controversial health minister Karl Lauterbach has been locked in long discussions with them, with regional governments wanting to retain hospital planning rights and fearing election-losing hospital closures being imposed on them if they don’t.

FREE BLOG Emerging markets may have an AI advantage

‘Moore’s Law’ suggests that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles about every two years, while the cost of computers halves. It's an old observation, but the idea that computing power tends to increase exponentially over time still resonates. Today the idea is most frequently applied to artificial intelligence, and with rapidly advancing developments in generative AI, 2024 is poised to become one of the most transformative years on record.

FREE BLOG The importance of ESG for health care real estate investors

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is a somewhat nebulous concept, encompassing a broad range of feel-good notions. In the health care sphere, it is often emphasised that this involves more than just reducing emissions. Whilst the 'S' part is perhaps the most poorly-defined of the three concepts, saving lives must surely come under it!

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