Category: Student Property Investment

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 »

Huge increase in UK students since 2012

Huge increase in UK students since 2012

Enrolment figures at some universities have almost doubled in the last four years. Does this further underline the importance of investing in quality PBSA? Summary: Student numbers at some UK universities have almost doubled since the lifting of enrolment caps which began in 2012 Three out of the five biggest uplifts in British and EU… Read more »

40% rise in EU students to drive student property investment?

40% rise in EU students to drive student property investment?

Russell Group universities are seeing an increase in students enrolling from the European Union, placing further demand on the UK’s number one asset class. Summary: Restrictions in the number of EU student places were relaxed in 2015 Universities in England have increased their intake of European Union students by more than 40% PBSA has established… Read more »

Huge appeal for UK education as students willing to pay £23k

Huge appeal for UK education as students willing to pay £23k

Students are prepared to fork out 156% more on tuition than the maximum universities are able to charge, as a more discerning audience emerges. Summary: Students in England are prepared to pay almost £23,000 a year on tuition fees to access higher education Despite the unrelenting demand for a British education, estimates suggest that only… Read more »