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Real estate matters for health care

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

The research process involved speaking to many of Europe’s top healthcare real estate investors – Primonial REIM, Aedifica, Healthcare Activos, and Northwest Healthcare REIT, to name a few – as well as expert real estate advisory sources such as Knight Frank, CBRE, and Cushman & Wakefield.

One of the recurrent themes that came out of these discussions was how big of an opportunity the healthcare sector presents to real estate investors. The propco side of healthcare is a more attractive investment proposition due to the market’s fundamental long-term drivers.

This is true, because in spite of all the hype around digital health tools in recent years, healthcare – and especially elderly care – will always require a certain amount of physical real estate, in contrast to some other industries which can be moved more or less entirely online.

Even more pertinently, having high-quality real estate is an important prerequisite for health care services to be of a high quality. This – again – is especially true for elderly care; having care homes of the right size and with the right amenities can make all the difference for residents. But it also applies to hospitals and primary care facilities, which are too often old and dilapidated.

The importance of real estate – and real estate quality – in healthcare will only become greater in the coming years, as limited healthcare and elderly care capacity comes up against ever-increasing demand, and  investors become increasingly concerned with ESG.

Intelligence and Connect members can click here to download the report.

We will also be holding a webinar to discuss the topics raised in the report on Wednesday March 6.

We would welcome your thoughts on this story. Email your views to Martin De Benito Gellner or call 0207 183 3779.