The UK student market is a robust asset class providing secure returns whilst remaining one of the most attractive, in-demand asset classes prevalent in 2018. As a result of the current economic climate and the decrease in the sterling’s value, capital from overseas is booming more than ever before in the UK.
Overall, 2017 was a strong year for the student sector, the appetite for student property remained strong due to high demand and evidence of yield compression in the UK’s top university locations. As a result, the UK’s development pipeline has reached historically high levels. Over £4bn was conducted with many deals achieving record yields, despite a minor drop in applicants, the demand picture remains consistent. These increased levels are likely to continue so investors look to opportunities.