chi-4 Photo The aging of the country’s population should keep boosting demand for all types of medical properties, including urgent care and dialysis.

CHICAGO—The single tenant medical sector remained popular with investors through the first three quarters of 2016, and several demographic factors will likely sustain that interest over the next few years, regardless of changes in the nation’s political landscape.

Transactions in the sector, specifically among medical assets priced under $10 million, were up about 8% when compared to the first three quarters of 2015, according to a new report from The Boulder Group, a single tenant net lease firm in suburban Chicago. In the same time period, the number of transactions in the overall net lease market was down 2.6%. And the median asking cap rate for medical properties remained unchanged at 6.5%.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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