Comments on: REIT Analysis for Real Estate Investors Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:45:36 -0500 hourly 1 By: frankschulteladbeck Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:19:12 +0000 You are correct that aging demographics does not mean that health care REITs will naturally do better. I was only attempting to clarify what such a REIT may contain, as an example of the type of facilities an investor may wish to consider.
These vehicles which specialize in apartment complexes are also doing well, which would indicate that rental properties are more in demand, so investor should consider holding off on flipping.
Your point on low leverage (or at least how leveraged they are) is important for evaluating any type of REIT if you are considering investing in one. My post was simply playing with the idea that investors who are looking to buy properties could consider the trends in such stocks as a way to see what form of property they should purchase.

Thank you for pointing that out, and for coming in to comment.

By: Mike Hart Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:33:44 +0000 HealthCare REITs are out preforming other REITs because they are low leveraged compared to office/appartment REITs not neccissarilly because of the aging demographics.