Accommodating university students’ needs

Henry Stewart’s one day briefing, to be held next month in London, is set to cover all manner of issues relating to university housing and onsite campus accommodation

Student accommodation is central to the student experience. It plays a large part in attracting students to the university, affects how they feel and how well they do whilst they’re there, and even impacts on a university’s league table position. Student demands for high quality accommodation continue to rise, whilst the increasing size of the market and the interest of investors has opened up a wide range of new options for universities. The market has undergone nothing short of a revolution, with over £10bn of commercial investment in the last decade; today, half of all purpose-built beds are provided by private operators, with huge implications for universities and other operators in the sector.

Next month, Henry Stewart’s one day briefing will be taking detailed looks at: market trends; the source and nature of demand; capital values; income and yields; investment appetite and who’s investing; sources of funding for new-build, refurb and upgrading; and portfolio planning.

As Henry Stewart CEO, Patricia Connelly, explains: “No important area will be overlooked and there will be an extensive use of case studies to demonstrate the who, what and how of projects. With good information you can make the right decisions – that’s what our briefings are about. If you don’t have good data then you are at risk.”

The briefing is designed for providers of university housing and onsite campus accommodation, higher education estate directors, private sector investors, developers, banks and other financiers, planners, advisors and consultants.

Henry Stewart’s one day briefing will be held on 8 November 2018 at The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN. Full details can be found at

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