With a recent acquisition, Ventas—a leading healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) with a portfolio of nearly 600 health care properties and senior citzen housing assets in the U.S. and Canada—will own about $14 billion in real estate.
"Healthcare is a huge market. It's going to be 19 percent of the GDP (gross domestic product)by the end of this decade," Debra Cafaro, chairman, president and CEO of Ventas told CNBC's "
The company currently yields at 4 percent and is the
The over-85 population will be the fastest growing, with many residing in assisted-living communities, and there is very limited supply (of that kind of housing), Cafraro said.