Aedifica is a listed company that specialises in investments in European healthcare real estate, in particular housing for seniors with care needs. For more than fifteen years, we have followed a successful strategy: a high-quality diverse portfolio that generates recurring and indexed rental income, combined with industry leading long-term partners and a collaborative and experienced team focused on strong returns, offering our shareholders a reliable and sustainable real estate investment with an attractive yield. At Aedifica, social sustainability is a fundamental driving force: we empower healthcare providers and innovators to care for more people than ever before. We don’t just invest in properties, we invest in society.
Aedifica is investing in a real estate sector with strong growth potential. Europe’s population is increasingly ageing and living longer: by 2060, more than 10% of the population will be aged over 80. Over the next 40 years, this demographic trend will drive the demand for healthcare real estate. In addition, care operators (specifically in the consolidating private segment) are developing their business, while governments only have limited resources to meet the growing demand and, hence, focus more often on financing care and care dependency rather than on providing care as a public operator. As a result, both private operators and public authorities are counting on private investors to provide and finance real estate infrastructure that responds to the care and housing needs of the ageing population.
Aedifica responds in an agile way to the increasing market demand and the specific real estate needs of care operators because of the expertise and knowledge we have developed over the past 15 years. We align with superior care operators and invest in their long-term growth alongside our own. As a result of our long-term partnerships with operators, we are aware of their specific needs, enabling us to invest in buildings that integrate innovative care concepts and technologies, either by developing, redeveloping, buying and/or renovating these properties. Aedifica’s expertise makes us the ideal partner for investments in healthcare real estate and sets us apart from other investors in the sector.
Aedifica expands and optimises its real estate portfolio by constructing brand-new care facilities and by acquiring, renovating and/or expanding existing buildings. In order to limit risks and avoid over-reliance on a particular social security system, we are building a balanced portfolio by diversifying our investments from a geographical point of view as well as in terms of tenants and asset type.
Aedifica has a proven track record of entering new markets and rapidly creating a platform for future growth. We made ourselves at home in 7 countries: Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and Ireland. Given this diversified geographical spread, Aedifica does not depend on a single social security system and can further diversify its tenant base. In the future, we intend to continue exploring new European markets.
We rent out our care facilities to more than 110 groups of professional and specialist care operators (profit and not-for-profit operators, as well as public operators) on the basis of long-term contracts that generate high rental yields. Each care group that operates Aedifica property generates less than 15% of our total rental income, which therefore benefits from a diverse income stream.
We also diversify our investments by asset type. Our primary focus is to meet the growing demand resulting from demographic developments by investing in different types of housing for seniors: elderly care homes for seniors with high care needs, seniors housing for persons who prefer to live independently with on-demand care options, and facilities that combine both types of housing (some facilities combine elderly care with other care functions such as day-care centres, medical centres, etc.). In addition, we invest in real estate for disabled persons and other people in need of specialist residential care or specialist day-care. In the Northern Europe, we also invest in children day-care centres (‘preschool’), whether as stand-alone centres or in combination with other care or school facilities, driven by the urbanisation trend in Finland and Sweden leading to a specific demand for this type of centres.
Sustainability is deeply embedded in Aedifica’s DNA, because we believe growing our company goes hand in hand with helping our people and the communities around us thrive, while safeguarding our planet. We are committed to environmentally and socially responsible investment and development in collaboration with our operating partners, all the way from start to finish. Assuming our responsibilities towards society, we developed an ambitious CSR action plan, which we intend to carry out by 2025. For more information about our CSR commitments and our action plan, have a look at our sustainability page.
1st public capital increase of €67 million
2nd public capital increase of €100 million
First investments in Germany
3rd public capital increase of €153 million
First investments in the Netherlands
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We have made sure that you can easily get to our head office in Brussels by public transport: you can reach us by train, metro, bus and bicycle.
If you come by train, you can get off at the station of Brussels-Luxemburg or Brussels-Central. From there you can easily continue on foot to rue Belliard 40. If you come by international train, you get off at Brussels-South station and take metro line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by metro, you can take line 1 or 5 to Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet or Maelbeek/Maalbeek, or you can take line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by bus, you can take line 21, 27 and 64 to Trêves/Trier, or line 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 to Science/Wetenschap.
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Of course, you can also reach us by car, but we encourage you to consider the environment and use public transport or other eco-friendly transportation options.