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Mace Sells Student Schemes

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Mace has off-loaded part of its student accommodation portfolio to Ares Generation for £157.5m.


City of Lincoln Considers Housing Strategy

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The City of Lincoln Council has estimated that the need for student housing will be greatly reduced by 2026.


APG Joins Forces with Scape

Posted by Richard Ward

One of the world's largest pension funds is to invest hundreds of millions of points into UK purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). APG, a Dutch base investor, is putting up around 75% of the cash in a £500m joint venture with Scape.


Student Accommodation Research: Q1-2021 Market Update

Posted by Richard Ward

In Q1-2021 (Oct-Dec) lettings activity was strongest for 6-bed properties and clusters. Meanwhile, planning application activity rebounded in the last three months of 2020, albeit the downward trend persists.


Greystar Acquires KKR Assets for £291m

Posted by Richard Ward

Greystar Real Estate Partners has snapped up five student accommodation assets from KKR for £291m.


Politicians Object to New Plans

Posted by Richard Ward

Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald has weighed in on plans to build a new co-living scheme in Dublin's Northside.


RedOak Refinances PBSA in Nottingham

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RedOak Property has finalised a £21.5m senior loan facility for a block of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Nottingham.


Unite & Travis Perkins Move Scheme Forward

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Plans to build hundreds of beds above a builder's merchants in Paddington are moving forward.


Councillor Calls for a Halt to PBSA Development

Posted by Richard Ward

Coventry city's opposition leader has argued that plans for additional purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) should be put on hold amid concerns that coronavirus has led to a reduction in demand.


Cardiff Scheme Seeks a Change of Use

Posted by Richard Ward

The developers behind the Howard Gardens block of PBSA in Cardiff are seeking permission to change its use due to a lack of demand.