Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated is a self-managed, fully-integrated healthcare real estate company that acquires, owns or finances real estate properties that are leased to hospitals, doctors, healthcare systems or other healthcare service providers located in geographic areas primarily outside of urban centers. As a result of favorable demographic trends affecting the healthcare industry, continuing increases in healthcare spending and the continuing shift in the delivery of healthcare services to community-based outpatient facilities, we believe our properties are essential for healthcare providers to serve their local markets.
Our management team has significant healthcare, real estate and public real estate investment trust, or REIT, experience and has long-established relationships with a wide range of healthcare providers, which we believe provide us a competitive advantage in sourcing growth opportunities that produce attractive risk-adjusted returns.
over the next 20 years the U.S. population is expected to grow 18% — with the most active areas of growth predicted to be:
all areas with significant non-urban populations.