"The growth of international student enrolment continues to drive the demand for quality purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA)"
"The market is responding to changing occupier demands by offering new and hybrid models that challenge conventional asset classes"
"Investment in beds is now attracting institutional investment at scale"
"This is a reasonable interpretation of current trends in the furnished micro-apartment market. While this remains a niche segment, it is also a growing one. Here, we outline the latest trends in terms of supply and demand.One niche segment in the German residential market has witnessed rapid growth in recent years; the student accommodation market. Over the last six years, the private-sector stock of student accommodation has more than tripled and the supply will continue to grow However, it is evident that providers of student accommodation are increasingly addressing other target groups while additional operators are entering the market with non-student target groups. These providers are particularly targeting young professionals, project employees and expatriates as well as long-distance commuters. Like student accommodation, however, these residential developments mostly comprise small, furnished, one-bedroom apartments as well as various communal areas."
"Urban land values grew strongly, notably in the Midlands, due to regeneration, competition from the Build to Rent and student sectors, and London developers looking beyond the capital"
"The cross-border search for scale has seen record investment volumes with significant increases witnessed in Germany and France"
"Trends in higher education student enrolment have continued to diverge among the most globally important markets"
"As the market matures students have come to demand higher quality from their living accommodation"
"Investment growth will continue as pioneers sell and recapitalise, fuelling investment activity with more trading stock"