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A recent report by Knight Frank has revealed that investment in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) has reached an all-time high of US$16.3bn, surpassing the previous high of US$15.9bn invested in 2017.

Further research by Real Capital Analytics also revealed that cross-border investment accounted for approximately 40% of the total investment over the past three years. The United Kingdom is a key player in terms of cross-border investments with the private student accomodation…

Global investment into PBSA has reached a record high

Below, we have picked out some of our favourite student investment opportunities of the week. With prime city centre locations and luxury resident-only facilities, these developments will prove rewarding for investors and provide the best of student living for prospective tenants.

Sovereign House – prices from £45,000

Sovereign House offers luxury student living at it’s best. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre, the development contains 250 stylish, self-contained…

Student properties of the week

According to applicant data from UCAS, there were more than 560,000 students applying for a full-time undergraduate course for the 2019/20 academic year, which was the first year-on-year increase in three years. This was driven by a record number of international students applying to British universities. Out of all the applicants, students from outside the UK made up 19.2% of the overall figure which is a 5.7% increase from the previous term.

Applicants from China made up a large…

Demand for housing by international students is still strong, despite Brexit

As a landlord, renting a property to students is a rewarding venture; the demand for student accommodation is strong and you can achieve excellent rental returns. However, letting to students doesn’t come without its concerns, especially as students tend to have a reputation of being somewhat irresponsible. However, according to a survey by the broadband and utilities provider Glide, this stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to this generation of students.…

Debunking the myths about student tenants

The rise of private student accommodation has been rapid over the past decade, with the sector now making up 50% of the entire market. Considering how ingrained the traditional university-owned hall of residence is in the student consciousness, this is an impressive feat.

We have previously outlined how the scale of this change represents a ‘handing over’ of responsibility for university accommodation to private developers, and how 2019 is likely to see record breaking statistics

What makes private student accommodation so popular?