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Student Accomodation

Capital Markets

We are a leading specialist Capital Markets team, focused solely on the Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector. Working with our regional offices we cover the whole of the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

We provide detailed advice on both direct-let and leased student accommodation. Our full market coverage and research capabilities enable us to accurately advise a wide network of clients including operators, institutional funds, property companies, high net worth individuals, universities and developers. 

We have advised many institutional investors on their first acquisitions in the direct-let PBSA market, as well as collaborating with our global network of offices to act for international clients. In addition to our strong relationships with the sector specialist funds and operators, we also work with universities on their accommodation strategies including income strip transactions.

Contacts

Oli Buckland

Director

Oli Buckland

T: +44 20 7182 2576
oli.buckland@cbre.com

James Lawson

Senior Surveyor

James Lawson

T: +44 2071822270
james.lawson2@cbre.com

Debt & Structured Finance

Our team has arranged and advised clients on more than £2.5 bllion of debt finance over the past 18 months. We support clients in all debt-related aspects of transactions, with our services covering acquisition finance, development financing, as well as loan sales and restructuring. We are active across all asset classes with a specific focus on student accommodation, and can arrange whole loan, senior, mezzanine, development, bridging and Islamic finance. 

We keep an active dialogue with over 120 lenders across Europe giving us a deep understanding of lender appetite and terms. This means we are able to put our clients in the best position to obtain attractive debt terms. 

Our experience in lending and advisory roles coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the student accommodation sector make us best placed to assist borrowers and investors in arranging debt finance.

Lisa Attenborough

Director

Lisa Attenborough

T: +44 20 7182 2569
lisa.attenborough@cbre.com

Valuation & Advisory

We are an industry-leading specialist team focused solely on the student housing sector. We have the largest dedicated London-based valuation team in the student sector and have fully experienced sector valuers in our national network. We cover the whole of the UK, Europe and the globe through our network of offices.

We work closely with our Capital Markets, Capital Advisers, Building Consultancy, Planning, Research and Higher Education Teams to share market knowledge and skills, to provide the best possible specialist advice. 

We seek to create advantage for all our clients from a combination of accurate valuations, reliable delivery, up-to-date market intelligence, benchmark data and our wider network of industry contacts.

For further detail please see our recent Track Record.

Jo Winchester

Executive Director

Jo Winchester

T: +44 20 7182 2091
joanne.winchester@cbre.com

Tim Pankhurst

Senior Director

Tim Pankhurst

T: +44 2071822119
tim.pankhurst@cbre.com

Building Consultancy

CBRE Building Consultancy is uniquely placed to assist developers, operators, lenders, and private and institutional investors both directly and in collaboration with CBRE Higher Education Key Services for properties and developments located in London, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our national coverage, extensive track record and comprehensive selection of in-house technical expertise ensure we are able to provide a wide range of consultancy, project and cost management services to successfully deliver our client’s student housing project needs.  Our extensive resources allow for the extension of our role to also accommodate other development projects in our clients pipelines.

We understand the complexities that exist in the Student Accommodation sector and can offer intelligent analysis, realistic options and effective solutions focused on getting results. 

For further details please see our recent Track Record.

Jonathan D Smith

Senior Surveyor

Jonathan D Smith

T: +44 20 7182 2404
jonathan.dsmith@cbre.com

Charles Ingram Evans

Senior Director

Charles Ingram Evans

T: +44 20 7182 2637
charles.ingramevans@cbre.com

Planning

CBRE Planning has expertise in student accommodation development, working with Universities and private sector providers to provide a bespoke consultancy service across the UK, identifying and exploiting opportunities to create value.

Services include:

  • Advice on strategic portfolio and site specific planning as part of land acquisition, new developments and portfolio expansion
  • Identification and promotion of sites through emerging planning policy documents
  • Advice and input into accommodation strategies for Universities
  • Market experience with knowledge of Local Authority requirements to deliver commercial outline and detailed planning permissions
  • Securing permissions for change of use, modifications of existing properties, and consents, whilst minimising potential costly planning conditions and financial contributions

Recent clients include; Lancaster University, Queen Mary University of London, Bath Spa University, Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Liverpool, UPP, University of London and King’s College London.

For further details please see our Track Record.

Hannah Blunstone

Associate Director

Hannah Blunstone

T: +44 20 7182 2208
hannah.blunstone@cbre.com

Emma Warren

Associate Director

Emma Warren

T: +44 1612335439
emma.warren@cbre.com