Industry Overview

The U.S. Healthcare system is experiencing significant growth and change.

Spending on healthcare is unsustainable.  At 18% of GDP, it is the highest in the developed world and expected to reach 20% of GDP by 2020.  In addition, the population is rapidly aging with over 10,000 individuals per day turning 65 and chronic illness is increasing dramatically.  These well-documented trends are of historic significance and will impact real estate and financial markets for decades to come.


The senior housing and healthcare real estate industry is evolving to meet the growing demand for services generated by an aging population seeking new and better alternatives for care.  Innovative healthcare service companies are also evolving to provide better clinical outcomes at a lower cost.  Such innovative approaches are providing compelling opportunities for investors such as Wakefield, which has established a stellar investment track record in healthcare finance and real estate.