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Student apartments investment in numbers

Author: Gemma





Experience Invest recently reported how student property became a global powerhouse in 2015 and 2016.

As a result, student apartments investment increased in volume across the world which has propelled the asset class into the mainstream.

To help explain the numbers behind global investment in student apartments, the team has put together a new infographic to breakdown the figures behind the headlines.

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Rising levels of investment

Leading property experts, Savills, has reported that $15 billion of investment was spent globally on student apartments.

The United Kingdom witnessed an impressive $6.5bn worth of investment in the sector over the first 9 months of the year, surpassing what was spend on student property in the United States of America.

The USA has the largest student market and is home to 20.6 million students. In the first 9 months of the year, the country received $3bn worth of investment in the student sector.

Best locations to study

With some many options across the globe, students have been keen to travel abroad to get the best possible education.

Paris is ranked as the number one student city in the world by QS World University Rankings.

Europe has attracted more investment over the years and, according to Savills, mainland Europe is becoming increasingly popular for investment.

The UK and the US remain two of the most popular locations for overseas students and are home to highest amount of top ranking institutions.

International student apartments investment

In the same report, Savills has revealed that 40% of global student apartments investment has taken place cross-border in the last 18 months.

As more students opt to study overseas, the demand for purpose-built accommodation continues to rise.

Experts believe that the UK’s market has scope for growth, as just 24% of students are housed in purpose-built rooms.

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