Global Student Housing: Increasingly Global Opportunities

Global Student Housing: Increasingly Global Opportunities

Jos Tromp

Jos Tromp

Head of Research, EMEA

Siena Carver

Siena Carver

Global Research Analyst

 

Global Student Housing: Increasingly Global Opportunities

With demand for higher education showing consistent growth, developers and investors are increasingly seeking opportunity for student housing. CBRE’s latest report details the fundamentals of global supply and demand including the following topics:

  • Growing student demand and strong investor interest have
    resulted in a fast-growing, purpose-built student housing (PBSH)
    sector with greater market transparency.
  • Students are increasingly looking beyond domestic markets for
    educational opportunities.
  • While supply is expanding in response to demand, there is
    further room for growth in many markets.
  • Yields are tightening as investment volumes rise.
  • Opportunity can be found in a wider range of markets than ever
    before.

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Student housing capital values rise

Student housing capital values rise

Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith

Senior Director

Jo Winchester

Jo Winchester

Executive Director - Valuation & Advisory Services

Student Accommodation Index | Year to September 2018

New CBRE Student Accommodation Index shows strong increase in capital values

  • Student Accommodation in Central London outperformed Regional properties by some margin, with annual total returns of 17.5%
  • Outside of Central London, Student Accommodation annual total returns were 10.5%
  • With capital values increasing 7.2%, large Student Accommodation properties (500+ beds) slightly outperformed small (less than 250 beds) and medium (250-500 beds) properties
  • In towns (excluding London) where the number of university applications increased from 2016/17 to 2017/18, total returns for Student Accommodation reached 11.3% in the year to September 2018

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The Property Perspective | Alternatives |  H1 2018

The Property Perspective | Alternatives | H1 2018

 

We are pleased to launch The Property Perspective: Alternatives

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • With the income stream offered by Retail, Offices and Industrial shortening and becoming more volatile over the last 20 years, investors seeking a “traditional, bond-like” property return can arguably now only find this in the Alternatives sector
  • But the Alternatives sectors offer so much more than this to investors eager to achieve higher returns by taking on direct or indirect operational exposure
  • Alternatives are poised to benefit from the myriad forces of disruption – political, social, technological – that are buffeting all markets, including real estate; to some extent all are protected by tight supply, strong covenants, and broad and deep pools of occupational demand
UK Real Estate Market Outlook 2018

UK Real Estate Market Outlook 2018

Miles Gibson

Miles Gibson

Head of UK Research

Key Takeaways:

 

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UK Student Accommodation Storylines: Applications, Affordability and Appetite from Investors

UK Student Accommodation Storylines: Applications, Affordability and Appetite from Investors

Jo Winchester

Jo Winchester

Senior Director - Student Accommodation

UK Student Accommodation Storylines: Applications, Affordability and Appetite from Investors

As at 30 June, UCAS reported that overall applications into UK higher education were down by 4% for the 2017/18 compared to the same date the previous year, but acceptances are only down by 1.3% as at 22 August compared to the same date in 2016.

There is still demand for studios and higher rented schemes provided they are in a strong location, on a ‘boutique’ scale, and deliver on service and overall experience.

Student accommodation is increasingly considered a mainstream sector with demographically backed demand drivers and constrained supply.  There continues to be demand from all types of investors, with over £2.34bn invested so far this year in student housing.

Real Estate Market Outlook 2017

Real Estate Market Outlook 2017

Miles Gibson

Miles Gibson

Head of UK Research

Key Highlights

Economic Outlook

We anticipate an improved global economic outlook with inflation a more significant risk than previously.
Growth in the Eurozone will provide support to the UK, but be rather weak and eroded by inflation.
UK GDP growth expected to slow to 1.4% driven mainly by Brexit-related uncertainty, inflation and a tightening labour market.

Political Outlook

The Brexit process means an uncertain 2017 with volatility in markets expected, even if the underlying economy is performing well.
Wider EU politics will also seem volatile, but unlikely to look that different by the end of 2017.
Priority will be given to migration control in Brexit negotiations, which suggests market access will suffer.

Investment and Real Estate Finance

2016 UK investment volumes expected to be 30% down on a very strong 2015; with 2017 slightly weaker.
Demand for UK property nevertheless remains strong.
Investors will aim to de-risk, seeking out secure Long Income and prime assets.
Debt availability will remain good, except for development finance where additional scrutiny is very likely.
Non-traditional sectors with different drivers will do well.

 

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