U.S. Census Bureau defines baby boomers as the generation born between 1946 and 1964. Almost 8,000 Americans turn 60 years old every day. The baby boomers are the largest segment of the U.S. population, and account for about 39% of adult Americans. In addition, parents of boomers are living longer.
Health care expenses represent 15.3% of the GDP of the United States. Healthcare for boomers and their parents will increase substantially over the next decade. Investors may be scarred off of real estate in general, but some are taking a close look at high yielding health care real estate investment trusts [REITs] for both income and growth. These REITs generate dividend yields that are quite high. The following is a list of ten Health REITs with a yield of over 5.5%.
Healthcare Realty (HR) 8.4% historical, 4.7% projected due to special dividend paid
Cogdell Spencer (CSA) 7%
Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) 6.5%
LTC Properties (LTC) 6.3%
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) 6.3%%
Senior Housing Properties (SNH) 6.3%
Health Care REIT (HCN) 6.2%
National Health Investor (NHI) 5.9%
Nationwide Health Properties (NHP) 5.7%
National Health Realty (NHR) 5.6%
Author does not own any of the above.