- April 1, 2022: Vol. 16, Number 4

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In good shape: Germany has shown that healthcare properties are well on their way to becoming an established asset class

by Bernd Lönner

Our European societies are growing old. This means that countries will need an increasing amount of nursing care in the coming decades. In Germany, at the end of 2019, about 4.1 million people were in need of care, and by 2050 this number is expected to grow to 6 million.

Demographic change not only has social consequences, it also has a significant influence on investment decisions in the real estate market. When looking at Germany, national and international investors are increasingly focusing on real estate in the healthcare sector.

A booming market The popularity of healthcare properties can be attributed to their wide range of possible uses. Healthcare real estate covers all properties that are used to provide medical treatment and health-care services. These include hospitals, buildings that house medical or rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, psychiatric facilities and assisted- living properties.

Buildings in this sector must me

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