What US real estate investment trusts really want: Frieda Klotz takes a look at how the REITs operate on their side of the pond

In 2015, Ventas, a REIT head-quartered in Chicago, acquired Canford Healthcare, a British luxury nursing home group; and Welltower, formerly Health Care REIT (HCN), bought a 9.9% stake in Avery Healthcare Group. In 2014 Sunrise Senior Living acquired Gracewell Healthcare and its estate of 11 care homes for £153m.

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