Group forms trust to buy medical properties

As we've written in the past, the picture is a bit fuzzy as to when medical office buildings will become cash cows again, but things seem to be improving. One sign can be found in the formation of a $40 million medical property investment fund by healthcare real estate firm Oman-Gibson Associates.

The Nashville-based firm, which is looking to acquire new medical office buildings and specialty medical clinical space, says that this is an ideal time to buy such properties, due to the recent tightening of credit markets. These include outpatient acre facilities such as ambulatory care centers, cancer centers, cardiac and vascular centers, laboratories and urgent care centers.

Execs also note that healthcare offers a stable niche in which investors can find strong returns. Still, to make sure returns on equity are strong, the firm will take a conservative position, establishing a equity to debt ratio of 40 to 50 percent.

To learn more about this plan:
- read this Healthcare Finance News article

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