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Amber Beat: Global Student Accommodation Market News - February 2024, Week 02
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Amber Beat: Global Student Accommodation Market News - February 2024, Week 02

Amber Beat: Global Student Accommodation Market News - February 2024, Week 02

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Feb 8, 2024
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Amber Beat | News from February 02-February 08

United Kingdom

  • Greenwich Council approves construction of a 36-storey, 820-room student accommodation tower on Peninsula Street, 35% of which will provide affordable options for students (1)
  • Yorkshire's Urbanite Living lists a £130M portfolio of five PBSA assets, with 999 beds, across Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Glasgow for sale (2)
  • Manchester City Council approves the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield Campus student housing redevelopment, adding 3,300 rooms and expanding the supply of total beds to 5,400 (3)
  • Deloitte’s regional crane survey reported 8,200 student bedrooms under construction across Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester in 2023, marking a 40% increase from 2022 (4)
  • Livin Cardiff student accommodation scheme in Cardiff, featuring 136 student bedrooms, sold for £13M by Knight Frank and Lewis & Partners (5)
  • Southampton's former NatWest Bank transformed into 100 studio flats for university students (6)

United States of America

  • CBRE brokers the sale of ‘Social 28’, a 592-bed student housing facility near the University of Florida, Gainesville to Nimes Real Estate for an undisclosed amount(7)
  • Amber reveals key insights in latest "US International Student Housing Annual Report 2023-24", estimating market valuation of US student housing at $17.6 billion, with 1.4 active international students contributing $40 billion to the US economy in 2023-24 (8)
  • UCSB in Saint Barabara, unveils plans for ‘San Benito Housing’, a student housing facility consisting of 2250+ beds with construction scheduled to begin in 2025 and conclude by Fall 2027(9)
  • HH Fund secures $65 million to refinance ‘Nine East 33rd’, a 568-bed student housing property located near Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore(10)
  • Mediplex Property Group concludes the construction of a 5-story student housing project, comprising 365 beds, located adjacent to Albright College, Reading(11)
  • ‘Sleep Inn & Suites’, a 72-room hotel located near Arizona State University to be replaced by a 7-story student housing complex comprising 479 bedrooms(12)


  • The Switch receives an approval to turn a 15-story facility into a student accommodation adding 27 beds for a total of 499 beds (13)
  • Bonard report unveils 7.9% surge in Australian rent rate, posing financial strain on international students with weekly costs doubling to A$300, leaving only A$13 for living expenses(14)


  • Hines student accommodation in Dublin, Ireland, extends leases to 51 weeks, resulting in a 27% price hike for AY 2024-2025, students face increased costs of €13,620 compared to €10,660 this year(15)
  • University of Limerick, Ireland, faces planning scrutiny over controversial student accommodation purchase in Rhebogue, council questions planning permission for 20-property development (16)
  • Leonrodplatz Shopping Center in Munich, Germany to be replaced by 64 student apartments and retail spaces by Stadtsparkasse, plans 2-year redevelopment with reduced rents, responding to urgent housing needs (17)
  • Utrecht, Netherlands, faces student housing crisis as plan for 700 new homes at IBB delayed until 2030, conflicts between Municipality and SSH spark concerns (18)
  • Major student dormitory project set to begin in Wrocław, Poland, with over 300 rooms planned to be built in a joint venture by Develia and CEE Student Housing Fund, construction set to begin in 2024-25, and completed by AY 2026 (19)
  • GrandLyon Habitat implements innovative elevation operation to provide 70 student accommodations, costing €9.3 million, expected to conclude by end of 2024 (20)


  • University of the Fraser Valley breaks ground for $82.3M 398-bed student housing residence in Abbotsford campus, to be completed by Summer 2025 (21)
  • Nova Scotia establishes new one-year funding agreements with 10 universities to limit tuition hikes for undergraduate students and increase student housing development across Halifax and Cape Breton institutions (22)

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

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