Industry FAQs

To access up to date information on the various sectors that comprise the seniors housing and healthcare real estate industry, please visit the following websites:

  • For REITs, visit the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ (NAREIT) website at www.reit.com
  • For seniors housing & care industry, visit the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry website at www.nic.org
  • For seniors housing advocacy & political action, visit the American Seniors Housing Association website at www.seniorshousing.org


Why invest in a publicly-traded REIT?

Publicly-traded REITs are owned by a variety of investors, including individuals, pension funds, endowment funds, insurance companies, bank trust departments and mutual funds. Publicly-traded REITs historically offer investors:

  • Income & Long-term Growth. REITs provide competitive long-term rates of return that complement the returns from other stocks and from bonds.
  • High Dividend Yield. Significantly higher on average than other equities, the industry’s dividend yields historically have produced a steady stream of income through a variety of market conditions.
  • Liquidity. Shares of publicly traded REITs are readily converted into cash because they are traded on the major stock exchanges.
  • Oversight. Independent directors of the REIT, independent analysts, independent auditors and the business and financial media monitor a publicly traded REIT’s financial reporting on a regular basis. This scrutiny provides investors with a measure of protection and more than one barometer of the REIT’s financial condition.
  • Transparency. REITs whose securities are registered with the SEC are required to make regular disclosures, including quarterly and yearly financial reports.


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Medical Office Buildings

Seniors Housing

Skilled Nursing Facilities |
Post-Acute Care

Long Term Acute Care
Hospitals | Independent
Rehabilitation Facilities