IRVINE, CA—The healthcare real estate sector is becoming more diverse than ever as medical care moves away from the acute-care setting and Baby Boomers become seniors. In a recent article in’s sister publication Real Estate Forum, executives from this sector said that there are more product types than ever in which investors can place their money and get a good yield.

Danny Prosky, founding principal of American Healthcare Investors and president and COO of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc., says that the scope of properties to invest in has broadened, particularly for his REIT. “We buy medical-office buildings, hospitals, senior living and skilled nursing, and we compete with others in those categories. It’s also going toward life sciences and biotech. All of those clinical-healthcare classes are in favor, although some types—such as medical office, senior housing and skilled nursing—certainly tend to trade at lower cap rates than others.”

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