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As the cycle nears the end, investors go for alternatives

As we are nearing the end of the cycle and investors are looking to diversify their portfolios, student housing’s counter-cyclical nature is becoming increasingly attractive. Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, talked to Property Forum about recent developments on the European student housing market.

Alternatives challenge established sectors

Student housing has been a major trend in the UK and it is interesting to see the growth of interest in the asset class across Europe. This was brought into clear focus at our CEE Student Housing Investment Briefing, held in London and which had more than 250 registrations.

Student housing: Germany is a top destination for investors

According to new research by independent real estate consultancy Knight Frank, Germany is the best location in continental Europe for $ 2.0 billion in foreign investment in purpose-built student accommodation in the last three years (English: purpose built student accomodation, abbreviation PBSA). Germany is followed by the Netherlands (1.4 billion US dollars), France (1.0 billion US dollars), Austria (0.7 billion US dollars) and Spain (0.3 billion US dollars) ).

Student housing investment hit $17.1bn in 2018

Although overall transaction numbers may have been slightly lower last year, this is not the sign of a trend, Bonard head of marketing Stefan Kolibar told The PIE. “It rather mirrors the recent status of the market – it is in front of consolidation, many deals and acquisitions are shaping up, there are 380 new projects coming to the market, worth circa €15bn,” he said.

‘Student housing competing with other asset classes’

Student housing is just starting to become an investable asset class in CEE but it’s already facing stiff competition

As the cycle nears the end, investors go for alternatives

As we are nearing the end of the cycle and investors are looking to diversify their portfolios, student housing’s counter-cyclical nature is becoming increasingly attractive. Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, talked to Property Forum about recent developments on the European student housing market.

Alternatives challenge established sectors

Student housing has been a major trend in the UK and it is interesting to see the growth of interest in the asset class across Europe. This was brought into clear focus at our CEE Student Housing Investment Briefing, held in London and which had more than 250 registrations.

Student housing: Germany is a top destination for investors

According to new research by independent real estate consultancy Knight Frank, Germany is the best location in continental Europe for $ 2.0 billion in foreign investment in purpose-built student accommodation in the last three years (English: purpose built student accomodation, abbreviation PBSA). Germany is followed by the Netherlands (1.4 billion US dollars), France (1.0 billion US dollars), Austria (0.7 billion US dollars) and Spain (0.3 billion US dollars) ).

Student housing investment hit $17.1bn in 2018

Although overall transaction numbers may have been slightly lower last year, this is not the sign of a trend, Bonard head of marketing Stefan Kolibar told The PIE. “It rather mirrors the recent status of the market – it is in front of consolidation, many deals and acquisitions are shaping up, there are 380 new projects coming to the market, worth circa €15bn,” he said.

‘Student housing competing with other asset classes’

Student housing is just starting to become an investable asset class in CEE but it’s already facing stiff competition

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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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