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Student Housing

Aparto arrives in Barcelona with its first student residence in the country

Aparto, the award-winning student housing platform fully owned by global real estate firm Hines, announces its first student residence in Spain to open in September 2022. Aparto Barcelona Pallars, owned by Commerz Real, is located in the 22@, the city’s innovation district, and accommodates 743 beds covering 26,000 m².
Thursday, 19. May 2022

EQT Exeter to acquire six flagship student accommodation assets

EQT announces that the EQT Real Estate II fund has agreed to acquire six flagship student accommodation assets in two separate transactions from subsidiaries of Watkin Jones PLC and Tide Construction. The transactions amount to 2,313 beds, 1,254 of which are currently operating with a further 1,059 beds that will be developed...
Tuesday, 17. May 2022

IC starts construction of 394 student apartments in Leiden

International Campus (IC) just kicked off the construction of a student apartment block in the Dutch city of Leiden. The Fizz Leiden will consist of two linked building sections with a combined gross floor area of around 14,900 m², split into 394 single-occupancy apartments.
Monday, 16. May 2022

Round Hill Capital & Hurks break ground on student development in Maastricht

Hurks has broken ground on its new 506-bed asset in Maastricht, on behalf of Round Hill Capital. As the general contractor for this project, the company will be responsible for transforming the current PostNL location at the Dubois domain in Maastricht into new accommodation for students. Urban Developers, which manages loca...
Friday, 13. May 2022

Moorfield sells two PBSA assets to Ares & Generation JV

Moorfield Group has sold, on behalf of its Moorfield Real Estate Fund III (“MREF III”) and Moorfield Real Estate Fund IV (“MREF IV”), two purpose built student accommodation schemes, totaling 789 beds, to a joint venture established between Ares Management funds and Generation Partners LLP .
Thursday, 12. May 2022

Hines raises c. €800 million at first closure for new HEPP fund

Hines today announced that Hines European Property Partners (“HEPP”), its new diversified, open-ended core-plus fund focused on key European markets, has secured c. €800 million of equity commitments from investors at its first closing, less than three months after the fund’s launch.
Monday, 9. May 2022

Harrison St and CA Ventures to develop London PBSA

Harrison Street and CA Ventures announced the development of a 393-bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) community in London. The New Cross property will be managed by Novel Student, CA’s in-house PBSA management company, upon completion, which is slated for the beginning of the 2024 academic year.
Wednesday, 27. April 2022

Oxford City Council approves Lothbury's plans for Clarendon Centre

Ambitious development plans by Lothbury Investment Management, the investment managers of Oxford’s Clarendon Centre, to partially demolish the centre have been approved by Oxford City Council at a meeting of the Planning Committee last week.
Wednesday, 20. April 2022

Harrison Street sells seven student housing assets to GSA

Harrison Street has sold seven purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) assets to Global Student Accommodation (GSA). The transaction combines the sale of Harrison Street’s interest in six assets held in an existing joint venture partnership with GSA, and the sale of Scotway House, Glasgow, which was held in a joint venture...
Monday, 11. April 2022

Hines and Blue Noble unveil plans for Milan student housing development

Hines and Blue Noble have finalised an investment of over €80 million, through the Student2 fund managed by Antirion SGR S.p.A., for the construction of new student accommodation in the heart of the Politecnico di Milano university campus in the Bovisa area. The project will be built on land that is currently vacant covering ...
Monday, 4. April 2022

Gecina’s residential division hires Florence Roussel

Florence Roussel has joined Gecina as Director of YouFirst Campus, with operational responsibility for the portfolio of student residences. As a member of the Management Committee, she will report to Pierre-Emmanuel Bandioli, Executive Director Residential.
Monday, 28. March 2022

Unite Students to dispose of 11 properties

Unite Students today announces the disposal of a portfolio of 11 properties, comprising 4,488 beds for £306 million (Unite share: £236 million) to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.
Tuesday, 8. March 2022

Amro Partners sets sights on major European expansion

Amro plans to enter the student housing market in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in next 12 months. It is currently analysing a number of acquisition opportunities ranging in size from 150 – 500 beds in cities with healthy and growing student populations.
Wednesday, 23. February 2022

HousingAnywhere acquires majority stake in French Studapart

HousingAnywhere has acquired a majority share in Studapart and forges ahead as Europe's largest end-to-end rental accommodation marketplace. Together with its organic growth, this acquisition demonstrates HousingAnywhere’s commitment to driving the residential rental market to achieve its Triple A (Availability, Affordability...
Wednesday, 16. February 2022