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About us

BONARD is a market intelligence and advisory firm specialising in international education and the rented residential asset class, incl. student housing, micro-living, co-living and senior living.

 

Since we began in 2007, we have become the go-to address for institutions, investors, developers and operators by leveraging our global knowledge and connections to help them understand and succeed in these sectors.

 

 

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260 Data Sources

We monitor and use

356 Conferences Participated

By our team

 

20 Years of Data

Historical track record about international students

1,100 Individual Meetings

With industry stakeholders conducted annually

20,000 Stakeholders

Interviewed annually

260 Data Sources

We monitor and use

356 Conferences Participated

By our team

20 Years of Data

Historical track record about international students

1,100 Individual Meetings

With industry stakeholders conducted annually

20,000 Stakeholders

Interviewed annually

Services

International Education

Are you a government, destination, association or education provider interested in research, data, and solutions on student mobility, strategic development, internationalisation, recruitment or marketing? Click here for more information.

 

Student Housing

If you are an investor, bank, fund, asset manager, developer, or operator interested in research, data, and solutions on supply, demand, prices or pipeline, click here for more information.

 

International Education

Are you a government, destination, association or education provider interested in research, data, and solutions on student mobility, strategic development, internationalisation, recruitment or marketing? Click here for more information.

 

Student Housing

If you are an investor, bank, fund, asset manager, developer, or operator interested in research, data, and solutions on supply, demand, prices or pipeline, click here for more information.

 

The latest market presentations

China student recruitment in 2021: market update & strategy

In the first webinar dedicated to China’s education market outlook for 2021, Igor Skibickij (BONARD) and Jon Santangelo (BOSSA) jointly presented the results of big data gathered by BONARD and BOSSA.

Student Housing Annual Report 2020

Request the highly-awaited Student Housing Annual Report 2020 highlighting the asset class’ resilient and counter-cyclical nature backed by strong fundamentals.

Property Week – Student Accommodation Conference

We had the opportunity to hear from true PBSA experts who shared their opinions on how to make something better in the student housing field. 

IEAA Webinar 2020

International Student Accommodation virtual event, organized by International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), various experts met and shared their international and domestic views in the student housing and international education sector.

European Outlook 2021 – Germany

Real Asset Media hosted a virtual European Outlook 2021 – Germany. The discussion was focused on the macro-economic factors influencing Germany and the main European markets in 2021.

The CEE Summit 2020

Our CEO Samuel Vetrak joined CEE Summit 2020 hosted by Real Asset Media. This virtual event brought together global investors and CEE market leaders actively involved in the CEE.

The CLASS Conference 2020

We are pleased to share our summary of what happened in the PBSA market in 2020, as well as what can be expected in 2021 in terms of investments and operations, as a result of our joint research project with The Class of 2020.

Student Housing Conference FLLT- Forum for Leaders in Language Trave – UK, Europe and Global Markets

This November The Forum for Leaders in Language Travel hosted a virtual conference for language schools and agents. 

Senior Living Market Report Germany 2020

Download the first-of-its-kind report on assisted living market in Germany, presented during the session organised by Real Asset Investment Briefings on November 12, 2020.

Building digital presence in China to attract students

In an effort to help education providers understand student recruitment opportunities in the Chinese digital space, BONARD organized a webinar focusing on Building digital presence in China to attract students.

REALX: Financing for student housing

Our CEO Samuel Vetrak has presented some key data and insights at REALX event focusing on “Financing opportunities in student housing.” The presentation was followed with discussion by the panellists from various financing sectors.

CEE Property Forum 2020: Student housing update

Stefan Kolibar, our Head of Marketing presented our latest data update on Student Housing in the CEE countries

LD Events: Student Housing Conference – UK, Europe and Global Markets

We are pleased that our CEO Samuel Vetrak had an opportunity to present the latest global student mobility and PBSA data, trends and happenings with particular focus on European markets.

RealX: Student Housing Presentation – Samuel Vetrak, CEO, Bonard

Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD, has presented key data and insights for student housing asset class in Europe for the upcoming academic year 2020/21. The data were presented on the RealX: Student Housing webinar organised by Real Asset Investment Briefings.

Navigating through 2020: Australia’s position and latest source market performance

Brett Blacker, CEO at English Australia and Patrik Pavlacic, Head of Research at BONARD presented the first Quarterly ELICOS Market Insight.

The Urban Developer Co-living and Build-to-Rent vSummit

Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, has presented key findings and news for student housing market in Europe for 2020/2021.

Student Housing in 2020/2021

Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, has presented key findings and news for student housing market in Europe for 2020/2021.

Planning your post-Covid student recruitment in Latam?

Santuza Bicalho, a renown international student recruitment specialist, has presented key findings from the exclusive LATAM agent market survey conducted by BONARD between 13th and 25th of May 2020.

Planning your post-Covid student recruitment in China?

Igor Skibickij, our COO & Head of China Branch Office, has presented key findings from the exclusive China agent market research conducted by BONARD between Dec 2019 and May 2020.

Student Housing Investment Briefing, April 2020

Our CEO Samuel Vetrak has presented the latest trends in student housing, micro-living and co-living during Covid-19 as well as outlined possible scenarios of the asset class’ further performance on the webinar organised by Real Asset Investment Briefings (Tuesday, 28 April).

Roadmap to Scholarship Offering in the Gulf Region

Spotlight on Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait.

Languages Canada Annual Conference 2020

Request the latest presentation from The Languages Canada Conference 2020, as presented by Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD in Vancouver.

Student Housing Market Report Latin America 2020

Download the highly-awaited Student Housing Market Report Latin America 2020, released by Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD, on 10th Feb 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Global Student Housing Report 2019-20

Student housing continued its record growth last year, recording over €9bn in international transactions, excluding the US, according to the annual report published by market research and advisory firm BONARD. Request your full copy of the report inside.

Property Week – Student Accommodation Conference 2019

While the UK market is swiftly maturing, PBSA investors are constantly seeking for new opportunities beyond borders. Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD, has talked about recent trends and shifts in student housing, compared UK and continental European markets in terms of international student population and growth, rental levels, investment volumes, pipeline, product and student preferences, while identifying where the nearest investment opportunities lie.

China student recruitment in 2021: market update & strategy

In the first webinar dedicated to China’s education market outlook for 2021, Igor Skibickij (BONARD) and Jon Santangelo (BOSSA) jointly presented the results of big data gathered by BONARD and BOSSA.

Student Housing Annual Report 2020

Request the highly-awaited Student Housing Annual Report 2020 highlighting the asset class’ resilient and counter-cyclical nature backed by strong fundamentals.

Property Week – Student Accommodation Conference

We had the opportunity to hear from true PBSA experts who shared their opinions on how to make something better in the student housing field. 

IEAA Webinar 2020

International Student Accommodation virtual event, organized by International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), various experts met and shared their international and domestic views in the student housing and international education sector.

European Outlook 2021 – Germany

Real Asset Media hosted a virtual European Outlook 2021 – Germany. The discussion was focused on the macro-economic factors influencing Germany and the main European markets in 2021.

The CEE Summit 2020

Our CEO Samuel Vetrak joined CEE Summit 2020 hosted by Real Asset Media. This virtual event brought together global investors and CEE market leaders actively involved in the CEE.

The CLASS Conference 2020

We are pleased to share our summary of what happened in the PBSA market in 2020, as well as what can be expected in 2021 in terms of investments and operations, as a result of our joint research project with The Class of 2020.

Student Housing Conference FLLT- Forum for Leaders in Language Trave – UK, Europe and Global Markets

This November The Forum for Leaders in Language Travel hosted a virtual conference for language schools and agents. 

Senior Living Market Report Germany 2020

Download the first-of-its-kind report on assisted living market in Germany, presented during the session organised by Real Asset Investment Briefings on November 12, 2020.

Building digital presence in China to attract students

In an effort to help education providers understand student recruitment opportunities in the Chinese digital space, BONARD organized a webinar focusing on Building digital presence in China to attract students.

REALX: Financing for student housing

Our CEO Samuel Vetrak has presented some key data and insights at REALX event focusing on “Financing opportunities in student housing.” The presentation was followed with discussion by the panellists from various financing sectors.

CEE Property Forum 2020: Student housing update

Stefan Kolibar, our Head of Marketing presented our latest data update on Student Housing in the CEE countries

LD Events: Student Housing Conference – UK, Europe and Global Markets

We are pleased that our CEO Samuel Vetrak had an opportunity to present the latest global student mobility and PBSA data, trends and happenings with particular focus on European markets.

RealX: Student Housing Presentation – Samuel Vetrak, CEO, Bonard

Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD, has presented key data and insights for student housing asset class in Europe for the upcoming academic year 2020/21. The data were presented on the RealX: Student Housing webinar organised by Real Asset Investment Briefings.

Navigating through 2020: Australia’s position and latest source market performance

Brett Blacker, CEO at English Australia and Patrik Pavlacic, Head of Research at BONARD presented the first Quarterly ELICOS Market Insight.

The Urban Developer Co-living and Build-to-Rent vSummit

Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, has presented key findings and news for student housing market in Europe for 2020/2021.

Student Housing in 2020/2021

Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, has presented key findings and news for student housing market in Europe for 2020/2021.

Planning your post-Covid student recruitment in Latam?

Santuza Bicalho, a renown international student recruitment specialist, has presented key findings from the exclusive LATAM agent market survey conducted by BONARD between 13th and 25th of May 2020.

Planning your post-Covid student recruitment in China?

Igor Skibickij, our COO & Head of China Branch Office, has presented key findings from the exclusive China agent market research conducted by BONARD between Dec 2019 and May 2020.

Student Housing Investment Briefing, April 2020

Our CEO Samuel Vetrak has presented the latest trends in student housing, micro-living and co-living during Covid-19 as well as outlined possible scenarios of the asset class’ further performance on the webinar organised by Real Asset Investment Briefings (Tuesday, 28 April).

Roadmap to Scholarship Offering in the Gulf Region

Spotlight on Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait.

Languages Canada Annual Conference 2020

Request the latest presentation from The Languages Canada Conference 2020, as presented by Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD in Vancouver.

Student Housing Market Report Latin America 2020

Download the highly-awaited Student Housing Market Report Latin America 2020, released by Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD, on 10th Feb 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Global Student Housing Report 2019-20

Student housing continued its record growth last year, recording over €9bn in international transactions, excluding the US, according to the annual report published by market research and advisory firm BONARD. Request your full copy of the report inside.

Property Week – Student Accommodation Conference 2019

While the UK market is swiftly maturing, PBSA investors are constantly seeking for new opportunities beyond borders. Samuel Vetrak, CEO of BONARD, has talked about recent trends and shifts in student housing, compared UK and continental European markets in terms of international student population and growth, rental levels, investment volumes, pipeline, product and student preferences, while identifying where the nearest investment opportunities lie.

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Associations

Education Providers

Student Housing

Press

CAPS-I & BONARD have launched a series of Virtual Trade Missions

Following the success of previous in-person trade missions, the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) has hosted a series of five Virtual Trade Missions with BONARD, a global leader in market research, strategic advisory and bespoke recruitment & networking events in the international education sector.

Europe’s student accommodation sector resilient in pandemic

The student accommodation sector in Europe has been resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report, with occupancy rates higher than first expected and new developments and transactions continuing at regular volumes.

PBSA occupancy rates remain higher than expected across Europe

The impact of COVID-19 on the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector has been less severe than expected, proving the resilience of the asset class, as shown in Bonard’s annual report.

PBSA occupancy in Europe higher than expected

PBSA occupancy rates in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector in Europe in the last year has been less severe than expected, according to Bonard’s Student Housing Annual Report.

Student housing proves resilient, investments set to grow in 2021

Although Covid-19 has impacted all sectors and asset classes, the effect has been less severe on student housing, an income-generating asset class which remains steady during good and bad times alike.

CAPS-I & BONARD have launched a series of Virtual Trade Missions

Following the success of previous in-person trade missions, the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) has hosted a series of five Virtual Trade Missions with BONARD, a global leader in market research, strategic advisory and bespoke recruitment & networking events in the international education sector.

Europe’s student accommodation sector resilient in pandemic

The student accommodation sector in Europe has been resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report, with occupancy rates higher than first expected and new developments and transactions continuing at regular volumes.

PBSA occupancy rates remain higher than expected across Europe

The impact of COVID-19 on the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector has been less severe than expected, proving the resilience of the asset class, as shown in Bonard’s annual report.

PBSA occupancy in Europe higher than expected

PBSA occupancy rates in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector in Europe in the last year has been less severe than expected, according to Bonard’s Student Housing Annual Report.

Student housing proves resilient, investments set to grow in 2021

Although Covid-19 has impacted all sectors and asset classes, the effect has been less severe on student housing, an income-generating asset class which remains steady during good and bad times alike.

Testimonials

“The team of Bonard under the leadership of Samuel Vetrak is always dedicated and eager to help us understand markets that are often under-documented. From quick scans or full in-depth reports, information is provided quickly and with tips for who-to-talk-to stakeholders."

Frank Uffen
The Student Hotel

"The Trade Mission format is actually ideal, because it’s a niche that nobody else really fulfils… we had twenty of some of the country’s best educational institutions participating, we matched them with the best agents out there through Bonard’s research."

Gonzalo Peralta
Languages Canada

“Naturally, we cannot yet predict the future outcome of our mission here in Ukraine, but it went really well, and we see this as building a strong foundation for the continuation of our relations with Ukraine, and in building the connections which will help attract Ukrainian students to Alberta, starting at the K-12 level…”

Waldemar Riemer
Study Alberta

"Bonard has arranged our recent China exploration trip to network with prospective agents and institution partners in Tier 2 cities. SM staff were very professional and helpful when making initial connections and provided ground support during travel.
They have great market intelligence of the Chinese market, which helped us to enter the market in a very cost-effective way."

Saurabh Vashisht
Medicine Hat College

"Bonard has arranged our recent China exploration trip to network with prospective agents and institution partners in Tier 2 cities. SM staff were very professional and helpful when making initial connections and provided ground support during travel.
They have great market intelligence of the Chinese market, which helped us to enter the market in a very cost-effective way."

Saurabh Vashisht
Medicine Hat College

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