The expansion of the global purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector continued to gain momentum into 2019, against a back drop of political uncertainty and concerns about global economic cycles reaching a peak.
The global supply and demand dynamics underpinning the sector are long term and resilient. These are driven by increasing urbanisation, rising levels of social and global mobility, as well as a growing appetite for higher education, driven in part by the continued rise of the middle classes across regions such as India, Asia and western Africa.
This guide updates the previous 2018 guide, and highlights some of the key discussion points across the student accommodation sector.
The guide has been produced by Cushman & Wakefield’s European Student Accommodation investment and advisory team.