Student Accommodation


Now considered a mainstream asset class by the investment community, purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) is one of CBRE’s long-established areas of specialism. The experts within CBRE’s dedicated PBSA team draw on direct access to data from properties accommodating circa 50,000 students to project income and capital growth across the UK’s higher education hotspots.

Appraising an average of £5bn worth of key student housing mandates each year,  the team has an exceptional track record for accuracy; and connects universities, owners and operators, landowners, developers and investors to help them maximise opportunities within this flourishing market place.

Key Services

  • Investment acquisition and disposal
  • Operator selection
  • Strategic marketing campaigns
  • Development consultancy
  • Development appraisals and benchmarking
  • Accurate, market facing valuations
  • Development funding advice
  • Portfolio strategy
  • Annuity lease structuring
  • Supply, demand and portfolio analysis

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UK Development

With exceptional technical understanding spanning financial analysis, valuation, building, property management and planning advice, finance and funding, the team will find the perfect solution and generate continual value and a clear competitive advantage for clients.

Build to Rent Funding

With an acute understanding of clients’ individual objectives, funding requirements and the wider market dynamics, CBRE’s Build to Rent Funding team provides access to the solutions that clients need to achieve their development and funding ambitions.