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5 Reasons to Consider Investing in Seniors Housing

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  June 03, 2015

1 Institutional investment interest in seniors housing and care is strong and growing.   In the first quarter of 2015, transaction volume totaled $19.4 billion on a four-quarter moving average, with more than 122 deals closing.  Investor interest can be traced to many factors.  Foremost among these factors is its investment track record: both appreciation and income returns for seniors housing have consistently dwarfed other property type returns for more than ten years.  On a ten-year basis, total returns as reported by NCREIF were more than 14.1%; this compares with all property types of 8.4%.