Where students live when they study overseas is a big deal and as the international student market grows, so are the big deals in the accommodation investment space. Amy Baker reports on the trends in accommodation worldwide.
Insufficient and costly purpose-built student accommodation may be putting Australia at a competitive disadvantage when recruiting internationally, research commissioned by the International Education Association of Australia has suggested.
Reflecting the buoyancy of the UK's student accommodation sector, the country's largest developer, UPP, has sold a 60% stake of its business to a leading Dutch pension fund service provider, PGGM, to enable further growth.
Student accommodation in the UK will remain a good bet for property investors as international enrolments continue to rise over the next decade, a leading property investment firm has claimed. The firm, Assetz, believes the growth would come in spite of government plans to curb student visas by 25%.