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Student Accommodation

Cushman & Wakefield knows that room rental in student halls of residence and other properties is a sector that presents many opportunities for universities, investors, operators and public bodies alike. With our national and global network of expert advisers, we have access to data and information that places us in an excellent position to provide the advice and assistance you need in this market.

The experts in student accommodation

Our team brings expertise in investment, valuation, and advisory services gathered over the last 20 years, and sector knowledge, acting on both sides of transactions in the PBSA (Purpose Built Student Accommodation) market combining experience with clients and sector knowledge.

We use our knowledge of accomodation rental to students and our European/global network to provide our PBSA clients with valuable advice in different languages. Our customer base includes universities and private sector firms, giving us a unique strategic vision and understanding of university education trends and policies.

We use business knowledge to help and guide your assets over their full life cycle, bringing our experience to every stage of the process. We use our understanding of your business to guide your assets over their full life cycle, bringing our experience to every stage of the process.

Our services for those interested in leasing rooms for students

Pan-European Investment and Advisory

Combining our experience with clients and strong links to our advisory team, we advise on all elements of the transaction process, including:

  • due diligence;
  • commercial input;
  • operator selection;
  • joint venture structuring;
  • recapitalisations; and
  • the creation of integrated investment platforms.

We have worked on several international projects in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ireland.

Public advisory

The team at Cushman & Wakefield leads the market in demand and supply analysis, strategy and portfolio structuring in the sector. We have the largest and most up-to-date student accommodation datasets, employing locational analysis to track an unrivalled number of properties. Our extensive client database features the sector’s most influencial organisations, such as universities, private providers, developers and PBSA operators. This combination of data and experience enables us to provide you with valuable advice. Our client base includes universities, private providers, developers and operators of PBSA. The combination of data and experience enables us to provide you with the most valuable insight and advice. Our specialist areas of work include:

  • demand and supply considerations;
  • portfolio review and due diligence of large portfolios.
  • demand-risk partnership procurement and advice; and
  • accommodation strategies and property transaction advice

Valuation

Using robust methodology and yields, custom market data for our clients and information about local property costs, we have valued student housing in halls of residence in excess of £2.75bn from more than 130 different programmes, accounting for 15% of all leased student housing stock.

Working closely with a 600-strong team of valuation experts across EMEA, we draw on the market knowledge of our leading Advisory team.

Want to know more?

Are you planning to invest in student accommodation? Get in touch with us know to find out how we can help. Get in touch today to find out how we can help.

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