Establishing a community feel is, beyond offering convenience features such as all-inclusive packages, increasingly more important for purpose-built student accommodation providers and investors, StudentMarketing told The PIE News commenting on a 2018 update of its 2017 Amenities in Student Housing report.

Investing in common spaces for students has become a stable trend for PBSAs. Photo: sasint/Pixabay

“All types of stakeholders are focusing on the quality of life that students have in their premises”

“This is a recent trend of the past 12-18 months, [investors and providers] are trying to establish a proper community and residence life in their PBSAs,” StudentMarketing Head of Marketing Stefan Kolibar told The PIE.

“Right now, the accent is being put on that, and all types of stakeholders are focusing on the quality of life that students have in their premises.”

Last year’s study, which was published in The Class of 2020 Annual Trends Report in November, tracked what kind of amenities PBSAs are offering across 15 cities in Europe.

It found that the laundry room was the most commonly offered amenity, followed by a communal kitchen and a TV room…Continue reading

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