Despite the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, the long-term fundamentals of PBSA remain strong and investors remain cautiously optimistic. 

Report highlights:

  • Over €9.2bn was invested in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) across Europe including the UK in 2020.  This is the highest year on record for both the UK and the rest of Europe.
  • Transactions for up-and-built assets have picked up as the amount of completed modern stock increases.
  • Rent guarantees are common, to compensate for Covid-related income shortfalls
  • Transaction volumes are expected to pick up in Q2

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