View guides

Student Finance News

Harris Associates Facilitates Off-Market Transaction

Posted by Richard Ward in

Harris Associates has advised Lone Star on a £315m off-market deal that will see the private equity firm enter the student accommodation sector.

Sunway and MBU Join Forces

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

Sunway RE Capital and MBU Capital have joined forces to invest and manage purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the UK.

Students Still Receiving Value for Money

Posted by Richard Ward in , , ,

According to the chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), university students in Wales are still getting good value for money, despite having to study remotely.

Pollen Street Co-funds PBSA

Posted by Richard Ward in

Pollen Street Capital (PSC) and lender Downing have announced their first property investments under a new partnership.

Unite Extends Rental Discount

Posted by Richard Ward in

Unite Students has extended its 50% rent reduction for an additional three weeks.

RedOak Refinances PBSA in Nottingham

Posted by Richard Ward in

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

Empiric Releases Trading Update

Posted by Richard Ward in

Empiric Student Property plc has announced that as of 23 October 2020 the company reported revenue occupancy of 70% for the 2020-21 academic year, which includes just under 10% of occupancy from students who had yet to check in.

Covid-19 Impacts PBSA Valuation

Posted by Richard Ward in

In signs that the global pandemic is impacting student assets, the owner of Ireland’s largest off-campus accommodation has marked its value down by 6%.

Students Unhappy Over Rent Refunds

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

Despite Swansea University offering students with a complete refund for their accommodation between January 4 to February 15, students are threatening to withhold rent.

Barings Forward Funds PBSA Schemes

Posted by Richard Ward in

Barings has agreed to forward fund two purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) developments in London and Manchester.