Healthcare REITs are one area we focus on for in-laws portfolio. There we hold:
HTA Healthcare Trust Of America Inc
HCP HCP, Inc.
O Realty Income Corp
VNQI Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF
HTA and HCP positions were started mid 2013. HTA is the better performer, but not a dividend aristocrat. I follow Brad Thomas on Seekingalpha, and decided on these purchases because of his very thorough analyses.
When HCP fired the CEO last year, he mentioned it was time to sell. I did not, and the position is way down (but still paying the income). It is a solid company, but make sure you research the company news for HCP before you decide. The dividend does seem awesome right now. Probably a good time to start a position.
I think there are recent reviews at Seekingalpha on these healthcare REITS and others.