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News Round Up: March 2015

Uk property investment news 2015
Mar 22, 2015

Our research team has been scouring the market for the top stories relevant to student property investments in March 2015. This Round up targets the locations of our current, active investments while also looking at the state of the sector as a whole.

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Leicester: Tudor Studios

Leicester: a cosmopolitan city

  • The East Midlands is currently the fastest growing regional economy. Leicester, Nottingham and Derby are joining forces at Europe’s largest property show to lure businesses to what they term the “regional powerhouse” that is the East Midlands
  • Leicestershire’s commercial property market had its busiest ever year in 2014 after £731 million was invested in the sector, more than treble the figure in 2013
  • Private developers are increasingly moving into Leicester to address the large student property supply-demand gap
  • We’ve created a comprehensive investment guide for Leicester
  • The universities of Leicester, Loughborough and de Montfort have seen sustained improvements in recent years and this continues apace with news that mores students than ever before are being awarded 2:1s and higher
  • The University of Leicester is ranked the 44th most international university in the world, an appeal for overseas students looking for a cosmopolitan experience
  • This will ensure demand for places at the universities, though Leicester’s rich culture and historical significance gives the location a multi-dimensional appeal
  • View Tudor Studios Student Property


Loughborough: The Foundry

Loughborough's student sector


UK student property sector

UK's highest yielding property investment

  • Specialist properties – a category that includes healthcare, hotels, student property and automotive – will grow to be worth 20% of the total commercial property market by 2020
  • Experts believe that UK income-generating property like student property will be the top asset class in 2015
  • Our market research backs this finding up, showing why you hsould invest in UK property
  • The UK commercial property sector passed £65 billion in 2014 for the first time
  • Investment in the Midlands has increased significantly as investors look for opportunities outside of London
  • Regional Investment increased in 2013/2014 by 41% to £21.1 billion, the second highest figure on record
  • Private investment contributed an estimated $135 billion of commercial property deals, up 7% from the previous year with demand for alternative property like student developments growing
  • General elections bring with them market uncertainty, but read estate services advisor CBRE believes it will have a minimal impact on property as the economy is the more significant driver
  • The rude health of the UK property market has been made possible by the extent of overseas investment, something that makes up as much as 80% of total investment some years
  • The Gulf invested $3 billion in UK property in 2013
  • A sign of the strength of the market, a single US investor this week spent  £600 million on luxury student accommodation in the UK
  • Indian government changes will boost the UK student property market
  • One of the main reasons for this interest is the security of the UK as an investment climate for international investors, and experts do not see this changing anytime soon
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