The Bouwinvest Dutch Healthcare Fund is an exclusive investment fund for the Dutch construction sector pension scheme bpfBOUW and embodies the pension fund’s financial and social targets. Investing in this sector provides good long-term prospects, both financial and social, because of the increasing demand for home and care solutions. Investing in healthcare also contributes to bpfBOUW portfolio diversity.
The Bouwinvest Dutch Healthcare Fund
As an institutional investor focusing on real estate, Bouwinvest also invests in healthcare-related property. We focus on three segments: assisted living, permanent residential care and care centres. Assisted living is a segment which combines care and other welfare-related services. Permanent residential care focuses on residential homes and complexes for people with mental or physical disabilities. Healthcare centres are places where front-line healthcare providers, such as family doctors, physiotherapists and pharmacists work in the same location
We believe these segments offer the best prospects for growth in the long term. The Dutch population is ageing and, at the same time, the government is encouraging people to spend longer living independently, while buying in the care they need. We only select locations which offer the best economic and demographic prospects.
Healthcare property is a growth market
We believe the demand for healthcare property will only increase, which makes it a growth market offering attractive returns. In addition, healthcare offers an interesting opportunity to diversify a portfolio. Healthcare-related property also fits the growing need for impact investing – in this case, investments which make a direct contribution to improving care services for the elderly and the handicapped.
‘We are continually tracking down the best long-term opportunities.’Erwin Drenth Director Dutch Healthcare Investments