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Discover How REITs Benefit Your Health


What is a REIT?

A REIT or Real Estate Investment Trust is a company that owns, operates or finances income-producing real estate. Established by Congress in 1960 and modeled after mutual funds, REITs provide Americans the chance to own valuable real estate, present the opportunity to access dividend-based income and total returns and help communities grow, thrive and revitalize.

Learn how REITs impact the health care community.


Health Care REITs

REITs not only help you invest in real estate and promote a healthy economy, they may also help improve your personal health.

Hospitals, labs, medical offices and assisted living facilities, owned by REITs, help Americans every day.

Types of Health Care REITs

Medical Facilities 8,200
Medical Offices 2,400
Assisted Living Facilities 2,100+
Skilled Nursing Facilities 1,200+
Additional Health Care Facilities 2,400+


REIT-owned hospitals help provide the necessary and often life-saving care patients need. Typically leased to a single health care system, the properties include acute care, long-term acute care, specialty surgical facilities and rehabilitation centers.

With the aging population in this country, REITs provide a lot of the real estate necessary to keep up with health care demand.

The Role of the Hospital is Changing...

From Independent physicians...
Employed physicians
From General acute care...
Higher acuity with centers of excellence
From Fee-for-service...
Value-based and bundled payments
From Stand-alone hospital...
Network of sites operated by hospital provider

Medical Office

Medical office buildings (MOBs) have become an increasingly important segment of the health care real estate market.

MOB demand is being driven by the aging U.S. population, changes in health care and insurance regulations, growing need for outpatient services and growth of instore clinics.

Outpatient Will Continue to Dominate Care Delivery


36 percent increase in total outpatient visits since 1999, compared with 6 percent rise in inpatient visits.


Life Science & Innovation

REITs help provide state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories and campuses that researchers need to focus on medical innovations.

Did you know?

The health care industry represents 20 percent of U.S. GDP.

University Life Sciences Research Spending

Universities & Research institutions have increased R&D spending.


Senior Care

REITs help provide necessary housing for America’s seniors across a wide range of care needs.

Did you know?

REITs own more than 2,500 assisted-living facilities across the U.S.

Strong Growth in Projected Demand for Senior Housing

Annual Demand Growth for Senior Housing Units