The Benchmark Healthcare Real Estate SCTR℠ Index measures the performance of publicly-traded real estate securities, primarily Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), of exchange listed companies in the U.S., that primarily own and manage various forms of healthcare related real estate and rent space in those properties to tenants. The healthcare securities include real estate investment trusts that specialize in different properties and markets such as medical office buildings, hospitals, senior living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.
Portfolio Application & Uses
Risk Management &
Strategic Real Estate
RXRE resides at the intersection of two large and dynamic markets: healthcare and real state where each represents nearly 20% of U.S. GDP
Demand tailwind of large growing senior population and longevity megatrend as almost 20% of U.S. residents are expected to be 65 or older in 2030 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Long-term tenants such as hospitals and medical office buildings provide generally stable, bond-like income payments, resulting in a defensive investment profile.
Advantages of Real Estate SCTRs
Correlation and risk-adjusted return metrics demonstrate that listed equity real estate investment trusts provide optimal exposure to the real estate asset class.
Allows investors to take or adjust positions quickly and efficiently by buying and selling positions corresponding to the weights of all constituents which are traded on liquid public markets such as NYSE & Nasdaq.
Provides direct access to institutional office real estate diversified over many geographic areas and management teams without investing in properties or with a real estate equity managers
Portfolio Investment Thesis
Real Estate SCTRs℠ provide tailored solutions for commercial real estate investment management. Main drivers for each real estate SCTR℠:
- Market “cap rates”
- Supply/ demand conditions
- Competition from nearby properties
- Employment growth
- Consumer and business spending
- Interest rates
- Lease revenues
- Property expenses
- Occupancy rates
- Prevailing market rental rates
- Tenant quality and replacement cost