Investment in the UK student accommodation sector could reach £6 billion
Property agents Cushman & Wakefield have released their 2015 Student Accommodation Annual Report, which provides a unique insight into the trends in demand, supply and investment during the sector’s most active year to date.
Investment in the UK student accommodation sector has soared this year and could reach £6 Billion by year end.
Portfolio sales have driven investment activity far beyond the £2.7bn registered in 2014, with sales triggered by a range of factors including distress, profit taking and portfolio reconstruction.
The most significant portfolio deal was Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s £1.1bn purchase of the 16,748 bed Brandeaux / Liberty Living Portfolio.
International capital has accounted for 82% of all transactions.
Source: Cushman & Wakefield
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Featuring a 617 bed scheme now know as Liberty Plaza - (Acquired in a separate transaction by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board during 2015 when they secured the Student Castle portfolio)