Select Property Group
expands to Australia

After developing and operating a £1 billion portfolio in the UK,
Select Property Group has expanded to Australia.

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Award-winning UK developer and operator
brings market-leading brands to Australia

The Group’s award-winning purpose-built student accommodation brand Vita Student has revolutionised university living in the UK for thousands of domestic and international students and generated millions of pounds’ worth of yields for investors from across the world.

Vita Student redefined the UK’s student accommodation industry, improving standards so markedly, it not only raised student expectations, it changed international perceptions of a whole industry. Global institutions now spend over £6 billion a year on the investment class and Vita Student is still the market leader.

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Australia ready:
Vita Student’s portfolio and proven operational platform

  • 22 operational or in-development residences
  • £814 million GDV
  • 3,720% revenue increase over 3 years
  • Award winner: UKX National Customer Experience Awards 2015 and 2016

99%

tenancy across the portfolio

25%

higher average room rate than competitors

60%

higher rebooking rate than the industry average

192%

more social followers than our next closest competitor

International model ideal for Australian market

As one of the most successful student accommodation brands in the UK, with an 82% international customer base, and lettings offices already in operation in Beijing and Shanghai, Vita Student is a brand and model that transcends international borders.

Given the undersupplied and outdated provision of student accommodation in Australia’s major university cities, and the high calibre of education the country offers to students from all over the world, Australia is a natural destination for Vita Student’s global expansion.

View more information about Select Property and Vita Student.

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Jamie Andrew

Managing Director – Australia

As Managing Director – Australia, Jamie leads the introduction of Select Property and its Vita Student brand into Australia, leveraging the Group’s existing global investment success and UK development expertise. He is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of acquisition, development and ongoing operation of the Vita Student brand and ensuring its continued success in international territories.

Prior to joining Select Property Group, he was Acting COO of Brookfield’s Facility and Property services business (BGIS) across Australia and New Zealand, responsible for over 800 staff and managing 10,000 locations. Jamie is highly experienced in Australia, with the Facility Management business of Johnson Controls (now CBRE) selecting him to implement its initial Australian expansion in 1999. His career history also includes roles within the Indian and Singaporean real estate sectors.

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