Commentary: Health care REITs will gain on spending slump

10/17/2008 | Seeking Alpha

In a Seeking Alpha commentary, Andrew Snyder discusses how the slump in consumer spending will affect REITs. A report released Wednesday showed a 1.2% decline in the economic measure. "REITs that specialize in healthcare properties, like National Health Investors (NHI), will beat the markets. And their counterparts that focus on retail-related properties, like Simon Property Group (SPG), are going to under-perform," Snyder writes.

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