Exeter, UK

A city that cannot provide accommodation for over half its students.

HUGE UNDERSUPPLY

Over 64% of Exeter students cannot find accommodation

18,000

Students living in the city – and it’s a number on the rise

2X CAPITAL GROWTH

Exeter real estate values rose by twice the UK average in 2015

GLOBALLY RENOWNED

Over 7,500 Chinese students apply to study in Exeter in every year

DEVELOPMENTS

EXETER INVESTMENT OVERVIEW: HIGH-QUALITY UNIVERSITY AND HIGH GROWTH PROSPECTS

Investment in Exeter is shaped by education, as almost 20,000 students are attracted to the city. It’s a number that means more than 10% of Exeter’s population is looking for student accommodation. Demand is increasing too, with a 6% annual rise in the number of students. Yet unlike the acclaimed University of Exeter, which has spent £275 million improving facilities, the city’s housing and accommodation stock is in need of new investment to keep up with this sustained demand. As the need to provide enough accommodation heightens each academic year, Exeter’s investment potential is substantial.

A WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION

The University of Exeter is ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK, and recently broke into the top 100 in the world. Not surprisingly, students want to study there. Intake grows 6% each year, while over 7,500 applications were made by Chinese students alone in 2013, highlighting its global appeal. And facility investment to the tune of £275 million in recent years shows the appeal of an education in Exeter will continue for many years to come.

AN INADEQUATE SUPPLY

Student numbers rise annually. Student housing numbers do not. Almost two-thirds of Exeter’s students cannot access student accommodation. This shortfall is just one of the reasons why 70% of Exeter’s HMO stock is occupied by students. However, PBSA is what the increasingly international student population wants and thousands upon thousands of students will require more suitable accommodation in the future.

A PROPERTY MARKET SET FOR GROWTH

Strong performance, with more growth on the way. The forecast for real estate in Exeter should excite investors in the region. So far in 2015, property prices in Exeter have increased at twice the pace of the national average. Crucially, real estate in Exeter is predicted by Savills to generate a further 22.2% in capital appreciation over the next four years, too.

EXETER HOUSING MARKET

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