Applaud the care professions. The Covid-19 pandemic has once again brought hospitals, care facilities and the people who work and live in them into focus. Even though political debates about salaries in these professions predate the microscopic virus that is currently turning all our lives upside down, questions such as: What is good care worth? What should the care ratio be? And for us also: What does this mean for healthcare real estate?
Looking at nursing homes: There are over 15,000 nursing homes, 4.1 million people requiring care and more and more facilities in the assisted living segment in Germany. And the numbers have risen rapidly in recent years - not least because of demographic change and an increasing need for places. To quote just one figure: Since 2009, the increase has been 32 percent. The market is certainly not saturated. For investors, the asset class is thus definitely interesting and also extremely safe. But in which of the 401 German districts does investing in, or operating, a care facility make the most sense? Which regions are particularly viable for the future?