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It has been another excellent year for student accommodation with millions of pounds worth of investment being poured into the sector to try and bridge the gap between supply and demand.

Rental growth for student property has increased by 2.55% for the 2017/18 academic year according to Knight Frank, suggesting that the sector has a big future ahead. As this year draws to a close, we have rounded up the next student property hotspots for 2018.

Liverpool

A city that has been under…

Student accommodation hotspots in 2018

It’s been a big year for Purpose Built Student Accommodation, or PBSA as it’s more widely referred to. An explosion in popularity, thanks largely to low entry point and high yields, has meant that 2017 could well be considered the year that PBSA entered into the mainstream.

With US and European businesses now also getting involved - there have been announcements regarding projects in Birmingham and Scotland – PBSA has begun to attract the attention of institutional investors and…

What can we expect from student property in the New Year?

Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is continuing to soar in popularity and perform well above the average compared to other asset classes, with investors piling in like never before.

While student property appears to be an excellent alternative investment opportunity, there has always been an element of suspicion from older and more established property investors. Unlike, for example, residential or commercial property, student property remains young and fresh.

True enough,…

Is student property a bubble?