Month: October 2012

Fitch ratings highlight good performance in Dubai’s retail and hospitality sectors

The report stated the retail and hospitality sectors performed well in 2011 and 2012 and will do for 2013. In summary: Prices in premium areas of Dubai are increasing Retail rentals and hospitality venues have performed well Refinancing debt has improved the outlook Data from Fitch Ratings has revealed that Dubai’s retail and hospitality sectors… Read more »

Oxford’s Magdalen College to charge £150 to eat in the canteen


Watching the pennies is an integral part of being a student, so it’s unsurprising that some students at Oxford University weren’t too happy to learn that as of 2013, students will be forced to pay fixed catering charges. Some of the students have decided to boycott the canteen in protest and members of Magdalen’s Junior… Read more »

Vita to showcase student property developments at iProperty Expo

Following the success of the SMART Expo in Singapore last month, and the opening of a brand new Singapore office in the Marina Bay Business District, Vita, a brand dedicated to designing, developing and delivering the UK’s best student property is taking advantage of a surge of demand from South-East Asian investors. As a result, Vita Student Property… Read more »

Zoopla survey reveals Halloween hotspots and spooky street names

Cambridge was the best place for trick or treaters whilst Oldham was indexed as the worst. In summary: Street names containing ‘Devil’ have an average property price of £496,561 59% of people said they wouldn’t buy a knowingly haunted house 10% said that they would view a haunted house With Halloween around the corner it’s not… Read more »

11 students suffer alcohol poisoning at Halloween party in Houston, Texas

There’s no secret about the fact that students love a good party, especially when it’s Halloween season and there’s parties and nights out to be attended. However, things seemed to go too far at Rice University in Houston, Texas this weekend when the ‘Night of Decadence’ Halloween party where 11 students were hospitalised for treatment… Read more »

CBRE: £2 billion invested in the student property market this year

Higher than average rental returns are continually making the sector an attractive investment choice. In summary: Investment has reached £2bn since the start of the year 5 deals worth £100m have taken place Investment has increased by 145% The student property market has seen a lot of positivity this year with increased investment, strong demand… Read more »

Students urged to get vaccinated after mumps outbreak at UCLAN


There’s nothing worse than being ill at uni, you’ve probably only just gotten over freshers flu and are struggling to cope without nurse mum but spare a thought for some of the poor students at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) where there has been an outbreak of mumps. Students at the university are being… Read more »

Student property investment increases by 145 percent according to CBRE


The student property market is arguably the best performing market in the UK at the moment, especially with a surge in demand for high-quality residences so it’s not overly surprising that there has been an increased amount of investment in the sector. The latest report from CBRE states that since the start of the year… Read more »