Student Housing

Investment requirements

Features

Schemes with a high percentage of cluster flats preferred.

Minimum number of beds from 200.

Standing investments, direct developments, forward funding and forward purchase opportunities.

Direct-let and long income opportunities.

Location

London & Russell Group University towns

Lot Size

£25m+

Recent transactions

The Project, Hoxton, London

Purchase price: £80.9m
Reasons for buying: Excellent zone 1 location in London. Newly constructed building with high specification studio apartments and extensive amenities including: gym, yoga room, lounge, games room, study room, gaming suite, dining space and sky garden. Located in a market with strong student demand and limited supply.
Timing: Purchased Q4 2020

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Lunesite, Lancaster

Purchase price: £37.5m
Reason for buying: Cluster let scheme (71%) Lancaster university is the 6th top university in the UK. To comprise a high specification with extensive amenities. Located in a market with limited supply of PBSA and strong student demand. De-risked 1st year income through full NOI guarantee
Timing: Project completion Sept 2020

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Walnut tree close, Guilford

Purchase price: £65.65m
Reasons for buying: Cluster led scheme (72%). To comprise a high specification with extensive amenitiesLocated in a market with a limited supply of PBSA and strong student demand.

Timing: Forward funding - project completion August 2021

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Haddington place, Edinburgh

Purchase price: £26m
Reasons for buying: Well located in a top Russell Group University city. Benefits of a long term nominations agreement with University of Edinburgh on part of the accommodation.

Timing: Forward funding - completed 2016

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Contact the team

Alex Greaves

Fund Manager

+44 20397 71238