|Fitch/NIC Investment Guide Provides Analysis of Nursing Home Sector for Lenders & Investors
ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2001--The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industries (NIC) and Fitch Inc. have released an investment report that provides lenders and investors with a guide to analyzing the skilled nursing sector.
The ``Fitch/NIC Investment Analysis of Nursing Home Properties'' provides financiers with a thorough analysis of this sector and its important underwriting considerations. It reviews the current investment environment, reasons for investing in skilled nursing facilities, assessment of the risks involved, and strategies to mitigate those investment risks.
``This analysis provides an essential roadmap for debt and equity investors as they consider new opportunities in nursing home investments, particularly since other NIC research has shown that lenders believe this sector is on the rebound,'' stated Robert G. Kramer, executive director of NIC.
``I have never seen in print a more comprehensive analysis of the investment and underwriting considerations concerning the nursing home sector,'' said William Shine, executive vice president-healthcare, GMAC Commercial Mortgage.
``It is particularly useful in understanding the pros and cons of this particular market niche, because it looks at all investment factors, not just those relating to PPS,'' added Robert Wetzler, director-healthcare, of the securities rating agency Fitch Inc.
The ``Fitch/NIC Investment Analysis of Nursing Home Properties'' is the second in a series to focus on the distinct investment characteristics of the various seniors housing and care property types. One on Assisted Living Properties is also available. The next report, providing an analysis of continuing care retirement communities, will be produced in 2002.
The publications are available through NIC.
|Founded in 1991, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industries is a nonprofit organization providing information about business strategy and capital formation for the seniors housing and care industry. Proceeds from its annual conference - held this year on December 12-14 in Washington, D.C. - are used to fund research on issues of importance to the industry.
For more information, visit www.NIC.org or call 410/267-0504.
Dual headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Inc. rates entities in 75 countries and has some 1,100 employees in more than 40 offices worldwide. The agency provides ratings for financial institutions, and insurance, corporate, structured finance, sovereign and public finance markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.fitchratings.com.