The board cannot make alll of the money. If you read the prospectus, you will see that all of the managment is paid only in stock that does not vest for 8 years! This ensures good alignment of the interest of managment and shareholders.
From the press release:
"Community Healthcare is a newly formed REIT with no revenue and will use the proceeds from the offering to buy its initial 35 properties. The anticipated rental income from the properties for the first year is expected to be $14.0 million, representing base rent, operating cost reimbursements, and straight-line rent under the lease terms. Operating expenses include taxes, assessments, water and sewer, and are projected to be $2.40 million. The company will account for these straight-line depreciation method over a 30 year period. General and administration expenses should approximate to $380,000.
The cost of the initial properties is $114.5 million, allocated to land, building, and intangibles based on the fair value located in 18 states."
After purchasing the initial properties, they will be paying out 96.5% of available cash to cover the dividend. They will have 13 million extra proceeds to start buying more properties, and no debt. This looks like a great start to me. Compare that to DOC which is in the same business, but in urban areas, and still does not quite cover the dividend after nearly two years of growth. DOC is expected to cover the dividend when it reaches 2 billion in size and then will add debt and be able to raise the dividend using leverage to raise the cash flow. I expect CHCT will follow the same plan and will not raise the dividend for two or three years. When they finally add debt, they can raise it fast.