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European student accommodation guide 2019

Paddy Allen

Paddy Allen



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The expansion of the global purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector continued to gain momentum into 2019, against a back drop of political uncertainty and concerns about global economic cycles reaching a peak.

The global supply and demand dynamics underpinning the sector are long term and resilient. These are driven by increasing urbanisation, rising levels of social and global mobility, as well as a growing appetite for higher education, driven in part by the continued rise of the middle classes across regions such as India, Asia and western Africa.

This guide is intended to update our thoughts shared in the 2018 guide, as well as highlight some of the key discussion points across the sector. We hope you find it useful.

The guide has been produced by Cushman & Wakefield’s specialist European Student Accommodation investment and advisory team.