Category: Student Property Investment

UK Property Remains Attractive Despite Brexit Concerns, New Research Finds

UK Property Remains Attractive Despite Brexit Concerns, New Research Finds

Despite wider economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, a new survey suggests that investors are not shying away from the UK’s property market and won’t be changing their investment motives. Summary: New research suggests that the majority of British property investors have not let Brexit impact their investment decisions Market Financial Solutions say that “Brexit-fatigue” has… Read more »

More UK Student Property Investment Needed, New Report Finds

More UK Student Property Investment Needed, New Report Finds

As new survey reveals the level of poor-quality accommodation many students in the UK must live in, does it further underline the need to provide the type of premium, purpose-built student property demanded in key UK university cities?   Summary: Four in 10 students in the UK renting a property in the country’s private rented… Read more »

UK’s student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

UK's student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

The country’s purpose-built student accommodation market continues to see a sustained demand from investors across the world, with 2019 forecast to be another huge year for investment.   Summary: Knight Frank forecasts the UK’s purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach a total value of £53 billion (USD 68.2 billion) by the end of 2019 Large… Read more »

UK student property investment: Location number one priority for students

UK student property investment: Location number one priority for students

The largest-ever survey of British student accommodation has found that location is the key driver of happiness among those living in purpose-built student accommodation, underlining the need for investors to focus on prime sites in tier one university cities.   Summary: Location, along with quality and the ability to live with friends, were ranked as… Read more »

Student accommodation to hit £45bn of total value in 2017

Student accommodation to hit £45bn of total value in 2017

The popularity of student accommodation looks set to continue as the asset class remains attractive during market uncertainty, leading to an increase in overseas investor activity. Summary: Student accommodation has proven its worth as an asset that can withstand uncertain market conditions The sector has grown by 37% since 2014, with student accommodation predicted to… Read more »

Rise in demand for secondary market UK student property

Rise in demand for secondary market UK student property

Investment in Britain’s student property sector totalled £5.9 billion in 2015, with a notable uplift in the demand for existing, income-generating stock. Summary: A record-breaking year saw 74,500 student property units traded in the UK for a total of £5.9 billion The investor demand for “existing assets with stable income steams has never been stronger”… Read more »

How did Manchester become a city of renters? Part 2

How did Manchester become a city of renters? Part 2 Almost 9 out of 10 households in the city centre of Manchester are part of the private rented sector.   Over the last decade, the private rented sector (PRS) in Manchester has grown by 85%. This rate of growth easily overshadows the rest of the north-west, at 54%, and the rest of the country, at... Read more »

£2.3 billion worth of student property investment in 2015

£2.3 billion worth of student property investment in 2015

Last year saw the highest number of new student property units constructed in five years, with few signs of investor appetite declining. Summary: Over 4,500 new purpose-built student accommodation units were built in 2015 The value of construction projects in the sector exceeded £2.3 billion Investor sentiment for the UK’s number one asset is expected… Read more »