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Crosslane Property Group (CPG) is hunting for a partner to put up £325m to forward-fund its entire student accommodation pipeline.
Private equity firm Henley is on the verge of snapping up a portfolio of more than 1,500 student beds from Liberty Living for more than £50m, Property Week can reveal.
Andrew Percival has every right to feel nervous. It is his first major interview since being appointed managing director of UPP Projects last July and he now leads a company that has been responsible for the development of a portfolio of 36,500 student accommodation rooms, not to mention a further £1bn of projects in the development pipeline.
UPP and Keele University’s proposals for £160m-worth of new student residences have been unanimously given the go-ahead by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.
Student accommodation developers are returning to central London to fill the void created by housebuilders retreating in the wake of the slowdown in the capital’s high-end residential market.
Unite Students Accommodation Fund has acquired a £34m asset under development in Durham that will provide a home for 363 students.
Downing has received planning approval for a luxury £30m student accommodation development in Aberdeen.
Unite Students has sold Woburn Place in London for £135m to GCP Student Living.
At this year’s Mipim, the usual throng of council leaders were joined by a larger-than-usual number of central government representatives.
On 1 May, a 12-week Department for Communities and Local Government consultation on build-to-rent (BTR) closes.