■ Rapid analysis of businesses, real estate and projects as well as locations and competition
■ Due diligence review of potential investment opportunities
■ Detailed examination of investments for purchase
■ Support during negotiations
■ Professional support in the holding phase
■ Regular contact with the operator and authorities, analysis of optimisation potential and recommendations for action
■ Regular operator, market and competitor reporting
■ Comprehensive services within the scope of professionally prepared sales: – Individual or package sales – Structured bidding procedures
The market for care and senior living facilities (nursing homes, homes for the elderly, assisted living, etc.) is growing significantly and is experiencing strong excess demand due to demographic trends. Investments in healthcare real estate can generate sustainable long-term cash flows, which are secured by long-term lease agreements. In addition, healthcare real estate is one of the defensive and, in particular, non-cyclical real estate investments, which are increasingly ESG-compliant and thus become even more attractive.
However, the market for healthcare real estate is regulated and difficult to penetrate holistically due to different home rights in the federal states and thus intransparent. Due to our many years of experience, we know which risks are to be expected when investing in health care real estate and how to avoid them. The problem of finding personnel is also very acute in the outpatient as well as inpatient care market. Nevertheless, the market remains interesting because there is no substitute product for it.
We offer our clients attractive investment opportunities on the operator and real estate side.
Due to the political principle “outpatient before inpatient”, outpatient care services are experiencing enormous growth in Germany, as they are strongly advocated and supported. Especially in combination with assisted living facilities, operators of outpatient services are discovering an interesting market. There are currently more than 14,500 providers in Germany, and the trend is growing strongly.
The market for assisted living, or the even larger market for so-called “barrier-free or senior-friendly living” is literally exploding in Germany. Around 80% of today’s housing stock has barriers and is therefore not suitable for people with limited mobility, such as senior citizens. By 2040, Germany will lack more than 3 million barrier-free or barrier-reduced flats for people aged 65 and older. This presents opportunities for real estate developers, operators and investors. For example, numerous new forms of housing are currently being created that allow people to live much longer in their own four walls.
Full inpatient care is a highly regulated market in Germany and differs significantly from the market for senior-friendly housing. There are currently about 818,000 places in about 14,500 care facilities in Germany, which means that about 1% of Germany’s population is cared for in a care facility, and the trend is rising. By 2040, the demand will increase by another 300,000 places, which corresponds to about 3,680 additional homes with an average home size of 80 places. At present, however, too few facilities are being newly built or converted because developers shy away from the regulations, among other things, and prefer to switch to “simpler” projects in other use classes.
dcpc assists investors in the search, qualification and selection of suitable investments on the operator and real estate side. Among other things, we prepare location and competition analyses, provide support in the commercial evaluation of health care operations and also in the assessment of lease amounts and leases as well as marketable purchase prices.
We offer accompanying operator and competition monitoring during the holding phase of an investment and have in-depth expertise, especially in the relationship with property owners and operators, when it comes to reporting or maintenance obligations, for example.
Before you invest in care real estate, you usually need a comprehensive analysis. We prepare red-flag reports for our clients in which we point out potential risks and back them up with a more in-depth due diligence report in which all relevant aspects of the investment are examined (including analysis of business analyses and annual financial statements, demographics and competition, the lease situation, etc.).