Virtus focuses exclusively on niche property types such as Senior Living, Medical Office, Student Housing, and Self-Storage. With over $3.0 billion dollars of combined acquisition value, we are one of the most experienced investors in our sector, having launched 35 investment vehicles comprising over 194 properties.
The Virtus investment philosophy is based on opportunities that do not depend on a particular economic environment or a rising real estate market. Instead, we capitalize on asset types with increasing demand that can be sustained even in the face of a recession or general decline in real estate values. Virtus achieves this by concentrating on property types whose demand is driven by major demographic trends. These persistent trends ensure continuing demand for certain types of real estate regardless of the condition of the overall economy. By thoughtfully capitalizing on these trends, investors can enjoy downside protection throughout economic cycles.
Virtus safeguards the success of investments in its operationally intensive sectors by retaining an exceptionally qualified and well rounded team, and by maintaining a much closer asset management role in its portfolio than most conventional real estate managers. Virtus currently focuses on senior living, medical office, student housing, and self-storage properties, though it is constantly innovating and finding new avenues for investment that meet the strict cycle-resilient criteria such as charter schools and workforce housing.