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Amber Beat: Global Student Accommodation Market News - March 2024, Week 04
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Amber Beat: Global Student Accommodation Market News - March 2024, Week 04

March 28, 2024
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Amber Beat | News from March 22- 28

United Kingdom

  • Modern 32-double bedroom student accommodation block in Beeston hits market for £4.2M, amid high demand near University of Nottingham (1)
  • IQ's Bath Street development reaches milestone with over 550 new student flats, nearing completion by Summer 2025 (2)
  • Revised plans submitted for 460 student flats in St Philip’s near the University of Bristol; developer Avon Capital Estate addresses flood concerns and enhances riverfront access (3)
  • Unite Students to pave the way with innovative 401-unit mixed-use student housing and BTR development 'Burnet Point' in Edinburgh  (4)
  • Plans submitted to City Council to transform Edinburgh Bingo Hall cinema in Leith into 201 premium student rooms (5)
  • Lancaster councillors greenlight conversion of former bed shop into 24 student flats despite neighbourhood objections (6)
  • Urban Creation completes redevelopment of a former nightclub into 7 two-bedroom student apartments at Bristol's 48 Park Street (7)
  • Planning permission secured for Bristol's largest mixed-used student accommodation and co-living development, providing homes for nearly 600 residents (8)

United States of America

  • Ceruzzi Properties & Park 7 announce a $500 million student housing portfolio for sale, including 6 student housing communities with 4,423 beds across four states (9)
  • University of Tennessee and RISE, in a public-private partnership, break ground on two residence halls adding approximately 1,950 beds to the university’s Knoxville campus, scheduled to open in Fall 2025 (10)
  • ‘The Parker’, an eight-story Tucson student housing complex with 482 beds, located near the University of Arizona campus, sold for $132.5 million, setting up a new record sale price (11)
  • Inland, Peerland Development and Core Spaces JV secures $102 million  in construction financing from JP Morgan for ‘HUB Tallahassee’, a 367-unit student housing facility expected to open in Fall 2026 (12)
  • Peakmade Real Estate and Blue Vista Capital Management JV completes the 329-bed final phase of ‘Theory Gainesville’, located near the University of Florida, Gainesville Campus (13)
  • Muinzer sells Salisbury student housing portfolio, comprising five properties with 290 beds, located near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (14)

Australia

  • Australia’s Perth Curtin University approves $200 million project, to build a six-storey science building accommodating 1019 students and 303 staff by adding 100 beds (15)  
  • The Prahan Project to add 430 student homes in Melbourne, with 228 social, 195 private rentals, and 11 specialist disability accommodations (16)
  • Brookfield Expands Australian Student Housing Portfolio with Third Project, Adding 1,038 Beds in Melbourne (17)

Europe

  • Yugo aims to dominate Spanish student residences market with 20,000 beds amid rapid expansion, plans to close 9,700 beds in 2025 (18)
  • Vilogia, Linkcity, and Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est launch construction of nearly 700 student accommodations at Porte des Alpes, Lyon in France, expected to start by Summer 2025 (19)
  • Camplus partners with Partners Group and Dea Capital Real Estate to spearhead largest private equity deal in European student housing market, targeting 5,000 beds across Europe by 2027 (20)
  • Developer SÜDREAL and nowinta financial group begin construction of 232 student apartments in Nuremberg, Germany, anticipated completion by winter semester 2025 (21)
  • Former Maria Adelaide Hospital in Turin, Italy to be transformed into modern student residence, offering 400 beds and healthcare clinics by 2026 (22)
  • Tarnowska Academy to renovate student dormitory, adding 170 double rooms, construction to begin in July, costing PLN 6 million (23)

Canada

  • Canada to offer $40 Billion in low-cost loans for student housing construction amid surge in international student enrollment (24)
  • Nelson welcomes a new student housing project at Selkirk College's Silver King Campus, providing 36 units and an indigenous gathering space (25)

Sources: ((1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25))

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