Large deals show continuing interest in student housing
- November 1, 2017: Vol. 11, Number 10

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Large deals show continuing interest in student housing

by Richard Fleming

The number of students in European countries keeps rising and so do their demands for better student accommodation. Growth and rising demand against limited supply are always factors that will interest investors, and a number of countries have recently seen increased levels of investor and developer activity in domestic student accommodation markets. A report from Cushman & Wakefield on the UK student accommodation market, which features not only large numbers of UK students but also continuing high numbers of foreign students from outside the European Union, highlights the effect of greater student demand for better accommodation. The days of student years spent living in small, single rooms in dormitory-style university halls of residence are numbered, it seems. “Across the United Kingdom,” says Mike Mitchell, partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s student and residential investment team, “the purpose-built student accommodation market continues to be one of

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