Over $1 billion of equity looking to invest in Australian student accommodation market

Less than one bedroom of purpose built student accommodation is available per 10 students, according to JLL’s Australian Student Accommodation Market Update for 2014, and there’s $1 billion of equity waiting to find an opportunity in this market. Source: Universities websites, JLL Student Accommodation Database 2014, ABS Census 2011, Department of Industry 2012, UCube, HESA […]

Interested in Student Accommodation? Join STAY WYSE at the Class of 2020 Conference

Providing suitable student accommodation is a growing challenge for university cities across Europe. The worldwide rise of student enrolment is driving investment interest. As the UK and US markets mature, investors and developers are now turning their attention to mainland Europe. This November The Class of 2020 will explore the latest trends and opportunities in the growing European […]

The Latest on Youth Travel Accommodation Research

As STAY WYSE gears up to release the latest findings on the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry at WYSTC 2013, we thought we would just give you a brief recap of the recent research on the accommodation industry and YTA industry as a whole, which points towards the rapidly changing face of consumer demand. The IHG Kinship […]

The Student Hotel Amsterdam: digs deluxe for the mobile generation

Amsterdam’s latest – and biggest – innovation in accommodation is quite possibly the smartest yet. Boasting 707 luxurious, state-of-the-art rooms equipped with designer furniture and every modern amenity including gym, games room and café-restaurant, The Student Hotel – as the name implies – is at once the perfect base for those attending Amsterdam’s world famous […]

Occupancy rates of student accommodation is good news for property investors

Occupancy rates for student developments are burgeoning as rooms continue to be reserved ahead of the September 2013 intake, according to property firm Knight Knox International. The firm advises property investors about the changing demands of students, whose desire once did not venture beyond simply having a bed to sleep in but who now do […]

7th Annual Survey of the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry

STAY WYSE, the global association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has just launched its seventh annual survey reviewing the global business operations of the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry. The study establishes crucial business metrics and identifies trends in this growing sector. This year’s survey looks at average bed rates, occupancy rates, marketing activities, booking trends […]

Investors poised for boom in European student housing

Investors in student accommodation are turning their attention towards mainland Europe because the Continent is ripe for a boom in overseas student numbers. A report by Savills, the estate agents, predicts that low tuition fees and living costs will draw increasing numbers of international students to the mainland, creating a major investment opportunity for accommodation […]

UK student housing market seen as a resilient and stable investment

The student housing market in the UK has been a resilient and stable investment during the downturn and that is forecast to continue, according to a new analysis from international real estate advisor Savills. Growth is expected to continue despite pressures on student demand due to increased tuition fees and threats to international student numbers […]

Kennedy set to reinvent holidays with Homestays

Originally posted on World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation:
Tom Kennedy, the entrepreneur who, together with Ray Nolan, made a fortune selling the Hostelworld business to private equity for over €200m in 2010, is back with a venture that may change forever how and where we spend the night. Kennedy’s Dublin headquartered Homestay.com has…

Dutch conversion of office buildings to student accommodation attracting real estate investors

Investors in the Netherland are increasingly refurbishing vacant office buildings to turn them into student accommodation, simultaneously addressing the country’s current office oversupply and a shortage of student housing. With growing demand for student accommodation in the Netherlands against a shortage of supply the sector is becoming increasingly attractive to both domestic and international investors, […]