Milan might be best known for business and fashion, but it is by far the largest Italian student destination. With approximately 215,000 students in the city, market saturation stands at 5.3%. Lacking 42,000 beds, Milan provides the biggest opportunity for investment in the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) market in Italy.

Investments are picking up pace, with more capital being deployed in the market. BONARD anticipates approximately 6,300 new beds by private operators will be market-ready by the 2025/2026 academic year.

As part of BONARD’s mission to ensure student housing industry stakeholders target their investments with maximum precision, we are introducing a new series of webinars.

This initiative brings even more in-detail focus and in-field experience to the most-trending markets for investors and operators.

In the first of the city webinar series, we presented the latest PBSA data with local in-field intelligence and advice on one of Europe’s most sought-after markets.

In particular, we are grateful that representatives of leading student housing stakeholders in Italy joined us and shared their insights & experience.

You can find the webinar recording and request a complimentary PDF copy of the presentation below.


Speakers & event schedule

Milan PBSA Market presentation (10 mins)

  • Andriy Semenov, Senior Research Manager, BONARD

Student housing expert panel with Q&A (50 mins)

  • Pierenrico Maringoni, CEO, In-Domus
  • Stefano Pagliani, Director, Hines
  • Elisabetta Tagliente, Development & Asset Manager, Campus X
  • Susanna Graziano, EU Expansion Project Manager, Camplus
  • Chair: Patrik Pavlacic, Head of Research, BONARD

You can now request a PDF copy of the presentation below:

Request the presentation


If you wish to explore student housing in Milan further and are looking for data, research, intel or opportunities, please write us at We will be happy to arrange a meeting.


Webinar recording

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