2020 could be a strong year for the UK’s purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, according to a report from global real estate firm JLL. World-class universities in the UK are a favourable choice for international students in pursuit of higher education and JLL predicts full-time student numbers to rise by a further half a million by 2030.
According to JLL’s Student Housing Report, investor appetite remains robust due to PBSA’s defensive, income-producing characteristics.
Join us in this fireside chat with CBRE’s Director Yin Yeung, as well as Associate Director Kirsten Dyer and Associate Director Riah Patel, as they provide more insights into the demand and supply of PBSA in key UK cities. They will also share how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may impact trends in student housing as well as the latest Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) numbers and their expected impact on UK student accommodation.
Dr Tan Kok Heng, CEO of Sunway RE Capital Advisors (SG) will provide his insight on this and how investors can tap into opportunities in student housing assets.