Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a different kind of real estate investment trust - by design.

MPT has carved a unique niche in the largest and fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy. Unlike other real estate investment trusts - even those categorized as healthcare REITs - MPT focuses exclusively on providing capital to acute care facilities of all kinds through long-term triple-net leases. And, unlike other sources of capital, MPT provides 100 percent financing to reduce an organization's overall cost of capital by unlocking the value of its real estate assets.

By allowing healthcare operators to tap the value of their real estate and channel that capital into facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and even new construction, MPT bridges the gap between the growing demand for high-quality healthcare and the ability to deliver it efficiently and cost-effectively.  In essence, MPT enables hospitals to increase their returns from what they know best - operations.

Edward K. Aldag, Jr. and the management team he carefully assembled have parlayed his vision for a new kind of healthcare REIT into a model for efficient healthcare delivery. Given the nature of the marketplace and expectations for healthcare spending to rise to 20 percent of GDP by 2024, MPT's formula and timing appear to have been just right.

By implementing its solid business model and deploying the talent of a diverse management team that understands the nuances of healthcare financing and healthcare operations, MPT has managed to grow its assets to more than $6 billion in a little over 10 years. And the company's prospects for continued growth and diversification remain strong.


Because hospitals are truly specialized buildings that require a keen understanding of operational details, Ed Aldag knew that assembling a strong management team with a breadth of healthcare experience would be key to the success of a hospital-focused REIT. Strong healthcare, finance and real estate backgrounds would be invaluable components, but the healthcare operations component - and the contacts such experience cultivates - became the cornerstone of the MPT financial model.

As the only healthcare REIT focusing exclusively on hospitals, MPT brings to its clients considerable experience in both healthcare real estate and healthcare operations. Virtually every member of the MPT team hails from the healthcare arena, including senior-level executives who have managed hospital operations or physician practices. This expertise is the reason MPT is the only healthcare REIT in the marketplace that acquires and develops general acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other medical and surgical facilities.

Medical Properties Trust's dynamic management team combines extensive experience in:

  • Acquiring, developing, owning, managing and leasing healthcare facilities;

  • Managing investments in healthcare facilities;

  • Acquiring healthcare companies;

  • Managing real estate companies; and

  • Operating healthcare facilities, including many years of service in executive positions for hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as in physician practice management and hospital/physician relations.

Board of Directors

As the only healthcare REIT focused exclusively on funding hospitals and other facilities where patients must be admitted by doctors, Medical Properties Trust brings to the table unparalleled expertise in healthcare real estate, healthcare finance and healthcare operations.

Unlike other sources of capital, MPT is prepared to provide up to 100% financing from $10 million to $1 billion for hospital acquisitions, facility expansions, sale-leasebacks and new developments including facility replacement. And physician participation is welcomed.