Investment in the Student Housing sector reached over £2.35bn in 2014 and is now viewed by major investors as a mainstream asset class. In the current buoyant market conditions, it is vital to get the right strategic and property specific advice.
In this edition we take a look at the 'Portfolio story so far'; it's been a busy period with transaction volumes for this year having already eclipsed the total figure for 2014, and we focus in on the rapid change in yields, especially in London. We also address whether student housing could now be a cost effective way to access the PRS. Plus our usual analysis of trends, key transactions, market movements, and commentary on the latest issues affecting the sector.
We are an industry leading specialist valuation team with fully experienced valuers located in London and in our national office network. Due to our reputation for accurate market-facing valuations, confidentiality and reliable delivery, we have developed close relationships with all the main operators, developers, lenders and UK institutions.
The student housing valuation team works closely with our Capital Markets, Real Estate Finance, Planning, Research and Higher Education Teams to share market knowledge and skills, to provide the best possible specialist advice.
CBRE’s student housing sector valuation track record is second to none. We are the valuer to the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund and The IQ Fund, and to all the UK institutions with sector exposure, and provide regular and one-off advice to the full range of lenders.
Deep knowledge of UK-wide direct let market
Specialist expertise in appraising annuity-style and long lease structures
Regular valuations for fund managers
Detailed reports for lenders
Development appraisals and viability advice
Demand surveys for bond issue and planning application purposes
Valuation cash flow modelling at asset and portfolio level
Ability to model complex structures to clarify them in market terms
Supply, demand and pipeline analysis for every major university city in the UK
Wider network of industry contacts with complementary skills, such as management companies
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