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- March 1, 2020: Vol. 14, Number 3

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€28bn invested into European student housing since 2015

by Marek Handzel

Some €28 billion of investor capital has been invested into Europe’s student housing market over the last five years.

Savills has said that the UK has been by far the most popular location for student accommodation in recent times, with €21.6 billion being allocated to schemes in the UK. €2.6 billion was invested in Germany, €1.4 billion in the Netherlands, €1.3 billion in Spain and €0.7 billion in France. The UK also dominated the market last year, accounting for 84 percent of transactions in the first three quarters of last year, followed by Germany (9 percent) and Spain (4 percent). The Dutch market, however, was quiet in 2019, after four active years.

Along with healthcare (23 percent) and mixed-use (30 percent), student housing (23 percent) has made up over two-thirds of total investment into alternatives since 2015, accord

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