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The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) investment market in the UK has been one of the highest performing sectors in recent years, and 2020 is shaping up to be even better.

Real Estate advisors JLL recently released their ‘UK Student Housing Report 2019’ in which they delve into how supply pressures for UK purpose-built student accommodation will continue to drive the demand in the coming years.

The report found that, thanks to numerous varying factors, that the long-term…

JLL: Positive outlook for student housing in the UK as we enter 2020

The past decade has seen purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) go from strength-to-strength and now, the sector has overtaken university-owned accommodation and accounts for over half of student beds in the UK. In the past ten years, investment into PBSA has proved to be extremely prosperous - in research carried out by Knight Frank last May, it was revealed that investment into PBSA reached a record high of USD $16.3 billion which surpassed the previous high of USD $15.9 billion…

PBSA is set to be the investment of choice for the 2020s

Student property investment is one of the highest performing asset classes in the UK. Even during the financial crisis of 2007, the student housing sector proved itself to be one of the most lucrative property investment options, as it continued to retrieve high yields for its investors along with continuously high occupancy rates. Fast forward to 2019 and the market is still extremely strong, with the National landlords Association finding that student tenants generate above average…

Student Accommodation Must Have’s

Market in Focus: Nottingham

Nottingham is currently one of the rising stars in the UK property market, especially in the student accommodation sector. It’s home to a substantial student population thanks to its two top tier universities, with over 60,000 people estimated to be studying in Nottingham. The city itself is filled with culture and life and offers the perfect opportunity for investors looking for buy-to-let purpose-built student accommodation. Here are just a few reasons why Nottingham is so popular…

Market in Focus: Nottingham

It’s no secret that the UK has become one of the most appealing destinations for students from all over the world and while this is great news for British universities, it has become increasingly difficult for them to provide accommodation for its students.

The issue has become even more apparent in the current academic year, where a staggering number of students were unable to find accommodation by the time the new term started. In 2015, the government lifted a cap on student…

UK universities continue to struggle housing their students