How do operators view the care real estate market?

Cushman&Wakefiled has published “CARE REAL ESTATE OPERATOR SURVEY 2023”

Care properties have become increasingly popular with investors in recent years. The linchpin of this particular market are the operators, who create a differentiated range of care provision for a wide range of needs and continuously adapt this to changes in social, structural and regulatory requirements. These have intensified again in the past year: for example, digitalisation, stricter ESG requirements and personnel shortages were joined by further reporting obligations, massively increased energy costs and the new Tariff Compliance Act.

“The demand for high-quality care operations is steadily increasing due to demographic change. Nevertheless, some operators have adapted their expansion plans to the difficult market conditions,” – comments Jan-Bastian Knod, Head of Residential Investment Germany, Head of Healthcare Advisory at Cushman&Wakefield.

The company asked 30 operators of nursing homes, outpatient facilities and assisted living about the trends, challenges and opportunities in the current market. Operators Lively and Aiutanda provide particularly deep insights in interview.

  • What is the attitude of operators towards the reporting obligations increasingly demanded by owners?
  • To what extent is there openness towards sustainability goals?
  • How do operators deal with higher energy prices and inflation-related rent increases?
  • What role does digitalisation play in care facility operations?

Read the full report: CARE REAL ESTATE OPERATOR SURVEY 2023