Healthcare: In defence of primary-care property
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend of using digital technology for primary care services in the UK.
Some, if not most of us, have been there: we feel unwell and instead of physically visiting our local doctor, we use a helpful app for a quick consultation, with the aim of getting some advice on remedies or receiving a referral to see a specialist. Quick, easy and, most importantly, all from the comfort of our own home and without having to spend time in the patient waiting room.
Writing for Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE), Sam Berry, DTZ Investors, asks:
Does physical primary healthcare property still have a place in our lives, and should such assets form part of institutional real estate portfolios?
We believe demand for fit-for-purpose primary healthcare property will remain strong and indeed strengthen; here’s why: