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Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) has now gone far beyond the point where we can describe it as ‘hitting the mainstream’, as some of global property’s biggest hitters are well and truly making the most of PBSA’s astounding rise.

As an asset class, student property is still a relatively new kid on the block, only really coming into focus around the time that student loans and fees were increased in the mid to late 2000’s. As this new system of higher education came…

Purpose-Built Student Accommodation finds huge levels of funding

There has been plenty written recently about grave concerns that EU and UK student numbers could significantly drop after the vote to leave the EU just over a year ago.

The theory went that due to the uncertainty caused by Brexit, and more specifically the rights of EU citizens, UK universities would see a significant drop in applications, but despite this we’ve been studying the UCAS application figures for the 2017/18 cycle and they have made encouraging reading.

The figures are…

Falling student numbers no disaster for investors

Research from Universities UK International has highlighted that international students who study in the United Kingdom have higher levels of satisfaction compared to those studying in other countries.

The analysis was carried out in the form of a survey of 137,000 International students in the UK along with 5 other key international student countries – The Netherlands, Germany, United States of America, Canada and Australia.

The feedback showed that 91% of international higher…

UK universities come highly rated from overseas students

Students across the country are now enjoying their summer breaks and are being measured for their graduation ceremony gowns. Student accommodation landlords, agents and management companies are all set to welcome a new crop of first and second year students back for September.

New student accommodation developments are being constructed and investment into Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) continues apace.

With that in mind, we’re wondering what features of student…

The best features of student accommodation