- March 1, 2012: Vol. 6, Number 3

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by Douglas Edwards

Germany’s healthcare real estate market has positive long-term perspectives, driven by its ageing, yet wealthy population as well as by strong government financial support backed up by the country’s compulsory health insurance programme. The recent changes within the regulatory framework for the provision of medical services have further enhanced opportunities within the sector that provide for the growth of independent medical service platforms. The rise in private health insurance and the statutory right of access for all to free healthcare, when combined with the prior-mentioned factors, are orchestrating a sea change in the scope and quality of medical office facilities as well as for those within the retirement care sector.

Similar features to those described above have been seen in the developed healthcare real estate markets of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and it is to be expected that the German market will follow suit, albeit

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