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Unite reports 12% NAV growth

22 February 2017

Unite Students has announced the acquisition of a development site in Manchester alongside full-year results that show EPRA NAV growth of 12%.


Hines launches new student housing platform

16 February 2017

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 accom

Triple student accom investment for IPIM

13 February 2017

IP Investment Management (IPIM) has increased its stake in the UK student housing market with major investments in Durham, Exeter and Liverpool.


Unite snaps up Aston Student Village for £227m

10 February 2017

Unite Students has acquired Aston Student Village (ASV) for £227m in a 50-50 joint venture with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.

Perfume factory

Imperial march: university set to build 700 student flats in west London

3 February 2017

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 Cribs

Student digs provider loads up on new stock

2 February 2017

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.

Sheffield Students' Union

Unite secures planning for 1,186 beds

26 January 2017

Unite Students has secured planning consent for two developments in Birmingham and Sheffield totalling 1,186 beds.

Scape student living

GCP to raise £60m for expansion

25 January 2017

GCP Student Living is considering a £60m fund raise as it seeks to acquire new assets.

Residential Analysis

Housing development

Sector welcomes plan to allow sale of public land sites for less than best value

16 February 2017

Government plans to overhaul the rules governing the sale of public land would speed up land sales and encourage regeneration, experts say.

Residential Opinion

New build homes

Necessity could well prove the mother of invention

18 February 2017

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.