2 May 2023

Taking Care: Europe’s (sometimes) controversial later living market – Amy France speaks to Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Commercial Real Estate Partner and Head of Later Living, Amy France, is quoted in Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s latest piece on Europe’s later living market, which looks at how private capital is sometimes prevented from entering the sector, and how more uniform regulation could reassure investors.

The article describes how “care homes and senior living, such as retirement villages with medical and hotel-style facilities, are proving popular with investors across Europe.” While there is a clear reasoning for such investment trends, when understood alongside Europe’s ageing, affluent demographic, there are still several challenges which need of tackling.

One such challenge is fragmentation within the sector, on which France comments: “This is a story of two halves, concerning regulation and planning. In the UK, care home regulation is in a good place compared to other types of retirement living, but many believe that increased government guidance on leasehold structure and deferred management fees, for example, would help the sector grow, providing consumers with more reassurance. And planning remains an issue, with consented sites in short supply.”

This article was originally published in the May 2023, Vol. 7, No. 5, edition of Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and is available here behind their paywall.

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