REALX: Senior living needs to be valuable and affordable

Netherlands-based Hevo partner Ron Van Bloois was one of the founders of the recently established Senior Housing and Healthcare Association (SHHA) and is currently its chairman.

Speaking during the Impact Investing, Senior Living and Healthcare session of the recent Realx.Global online conference, van Bloois explained that the association was established to improve the lives of the ageing population and to provide unbiased data about the sector.

He also said another of SHHA’s aims is to clarify some of the confusion that surrounds the sector, often down to different understandings of terminology.

Pointing to the dramatic increase in alternative real estate assets from institutions that are currently heavily invested in offices and retail, Van Bloois said he believes there is currently a major opportunity for senior housing but in order to create a sustainable sector it is important to ensure that it is both valuable and affordable.

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