Student property investment bigger in the UK than in the US!

Student property investment bigger in the UK than in the US!

Well, it’s official – the student property investment market in the UK is now bigger than the US!

The UK and the US have always been the big draws when it comes to attracting international students and for the very first time, in the first three quarters of 2015, investment in the UK student property market has significantly outperformed the US,

Savills, the global real estate specialists, has reported that the UK has enjoyed an investment of around $6.5 billion dollars over this period, which is more than double the investment of the US. Check out their article here http://www.savills.co.uk/_news/article/72418/193224-0/10/2015/uk-student-housing-investment-overtakes-us-for-the-first-time

The big deals that have contributed to this include the $920 million purchase of the Nido London Portfolio by Greystar PSP and the $1.7 billion purchase of the Liberty Living Portfolio by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The fact that such institutions have made such huge investments indicates what a safe bet they think student property is.

Much of the investment in the UK has come from the Middle East, Russia and North America and it shows the confidence they have in the UK as a global leader in university education and how student property reflects a prime investment opportunity.