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Unite Students has announced the acquisition of a development site in Manchester alongside full-year results that show EPRA NAV growth of 12%.
Hines has launched a new platform to manage its UK and Ireland student accommodation investments and announced the acquisition of one asset and two further developments, comprising more than 1,000 beds.
IP Investment Management (IPIM) has increased its stake in the UK student housing market with major investments in Durham, Exeter and Liverpool.
Unite Students has acquired Aston Student Village (ASV) for £227m in a 50-50 joint venture with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
Imperial College London is to build its biggest student accommodation scheme yet after buying half of Essential Living’s landmark build-to-rent (BTR) development The Perfume Factory in Acton, west London - in a deal set to boost the project’s end development value from £200m to around £250m.
Student accommodation provider Student Cribs has almost doubled the size of its portfolio by buying 83 homes in eight UK cities for a total of more than £15m.
Unite Students has secured planning consent for two developments in Birmingham and Sheffield totalling 1,186 beds.
GCP Student Living is considering a £60m fund raise as it seeks to acquire new assets.
Government plans to overhaul the rules governing the sale of public land would speed up land sales and encourage regeneration, experts say.
The emphasis of last week’s housing white paper - more green than white in nature - was on consultation, with a helpful emphasis on multi-tenures and on a diverse and broadening array of players that can contribute. The industry now has a chance to help shape practical policy for the sector as a whole.