REIT-sponsored hospital deals continue to accelerate in 2016


Real estate investment trusts' investments in the hospital sector have substantially increased in the past few years, according to an Irving Levin Associates report.

In 2014, there were three REIT-backed hospital deals reported. The pace picked up in 2015, when there were six REIT-sponsored deals announced, according to the report.

In the first nine months of this year, six REIT-backed transactions were reported. Tampa, Fla.-based Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT made four acquisitions, while Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust and Toronto-based Medical Facilities Corp. were involved in one transaction each.

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