Student Accommodation Market Guide.

Student Accommodation Market Guide.

March 22, 2019

Opulent 2019 student accommodation market review

2019 looks like a very good year for the UK student accommodation market. As student numbers are set to increase the demand for purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) is set to rise as well.

The market is expected to reach a cumulative value north of £50 billion in 2019, far surpassing the value of the industry only 10 years ago. As the demand for better accommodation from students has only grown new developments have not been able to keep up with demand.

ver the past two years student accommodation has held its ground as one of the best performing property asset classes that investors can buy. 2017 was a strong year for the UK purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, with the cumulative value of investment totalling £4.07bn, close to £1bn higher than the previous year and getting closer to the record levels of investment seen in 2015. The level of investment in 2018 is exceeded this even further. Rental growth for PBSA increased by 2.26% for the 2018/19 academic year, down from 2.55% in 2017/18.

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