Student Sector Continues to Exhibit Strong Rental Growth

Posted: 29 March 2012
By:Christopher Webber

Student property could be one of the most lucrative real estate investment opportunities available at present, with the sector continuing to exhibit strong rental growth, largely due to an imbalance in supply and demand.

This is the opinion of Marcus Roberts, director of student investment and development at Savills, who explained vacancy rates in this type of accommodation around the country are low, because there aren't enough beds to meet demand.

"Rental growth is still very much there - probably between three and five per cent on average across the UK. As an investor, you are looking at the fundamentals [of] the supply-demand imbalance and the rental growth as being key to the success of the sector over the last ten years," he asserted.

Principal International have a number of excellent student projects that are in areas where it has been identified that there is a requirement for student accommodation, our project in the Liverpool area offers a rental return of 10% and above.

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