Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) is a real estate investment trust that has been at the forefront of senior living and health care real estate since the company was founded in 1970. The company’s over $22 billion portfolio spans the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers and life science facilities.
Health Care REIT’s investment philosophy is based on establishing long-term relationships with health care systems and senior living operators. The company offers a variety of financing programs that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. The company’s capital programs, when combined with its comprehensive planning, development and property management services, make it a single-source solution for acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing real estate assets.
Health Care REIT is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a member of the S&P 500 Index. The company has an enterprise value of $30.2 billion at September 30, 2013 and maintains a commitment to conservative balance sheet management. This financial strength and commitment to creating shareholder value has allowed the company to pay 170 consecutive dividends.