"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"
"Major student housing markets at a glance"
" The number of students in Germany reached a new record level of approx. 2.8m in the 2016/17 winter semester. The number of foreign students grew more rapidly than the domestic total. However, there is an end to the growth in sight. Almost a third of the 60 largest university cities registered stagnating or falling student numbers last year. Nevertheless, there remains an undersupply of student housing in almost all cities. The provision rate is approx. 11%. "
"The UK student housing market performed well in 2016 despite a difficult set of circumstances"
"Investors pay portfolio premiums to secure scale at speed"