Many medical real estate investment trusts (REITs) have bounced back from their COVID-19 pandemic lows, but not at the rate of the general market and some other lucky REITs.
There was a lot of concern among investors that declining numbers of doctor and hospital visits would slow the pace of rentals for medical REITs. While that did happen in some cases, occupancy and collection rates remained high for most. Healthcare REITs provide a simplified opportunity to invest in commercial real estate. Each of these REITs manages a portfolio of real estate properties and mortgages, and make money by collecting rent from healthcare tenants such as medical office buildings, hospitals, and nursing facilities. That’s good for income investors, because it presents a real estate investment opportunity at a reasonable price.
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