5 of the Healthiest Healthcare REITs

4. Ventas  (VTR [NYE] – $59.90 0.045 (0.08%) Trade ) CEO Debra Cafaro pointed out, “We know that the silver wave of the over-75 population will experience a net gain of 70 million individuals between 2020 and 2035, boding well for our business and giving us confidence in the future while we manage through current operating conditions.”

5. According to CBRE’s  (CBRE[NYE] – $46.86 0.31 (0.66%) Trade ) 2018 U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook, the aging U.S. population will be a significant tailwind for medical office demand in the years ahead. “We expect demand for medical office buildings to grow, fueled by a shift away from the delivery of patient services on hospital campuses, the adoption of new technology, the aging population, healthcare job growth, tight market conditions and the relative recession-resistance of these properties,” said Andrea Cross, Americas head of office research, CBRE.

6. The medical office market has performed well in recent years, registering a lower peak vacancy rate than traditional office properties during the 2008 recession, and showing a steady decline in vacancy during the recovery. Net absorption has outpaced new supply in 24 of the past 29 quarters, with particularly large imbalances since 2015.

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