Health care REITs own and manage a variety of health care-related real estate and collect rent from tenants. Health care REITs’ property types include senior living facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and skilled nursing facilities.

Who Invests in Health Care REITs?

Many Americans may be unaware that they already have investments in REITs via their 401ks, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), or other investment vehicle geared towards retirement. Large institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and bank departments, also invest in REITs as a cost effective and efficient way to gain exposure to the real estate asset class. 

How to Invest in Health Care REITs

There are currently more than 15 health care REITs listed on the FTSE Nareit US Real Estate Indexes. Many investors acquire shares in these REITs via REIT mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but individuals can also invest directly in an office REIT with the help of a broker.

List of Health Care REITs

1 Year Total Return Stock price
American Healthcare REIT, Inc.
N/A | Irvine United States | Health Care REITs
0.00
As of market close 04/05/2022
$0.00
CareTrust REIT, Inc.
CTRE | San Clemente United States | Health Care REITs
-21.49
As of market close 05/23/2022
$17.27
CNL Healthcare Properties Inc.
N/A | Orlando United States | Health Care REITs
Not available
$0.00
Community Healthcare Trust
CHCT | Franklin United States | Health Care REITs
-21.18
As of market close 05/23/2022
$35.93
Diversified Healthcare Trust
DHC | Newton United States | Health Care REITs
-41.74
As of market close 05/23/2022
$2.10
Flagship Healthcare Trust, Inc.
N/A | Charlotte United States | Health Care REITs
Not available
$0.00