United Kingdom Student Accommodation Index 2018
New CBRE Student Accommodation Index shows strong increase in capital values
UK Student Accommodation continues to gather momentum amongst investors, with capital values increasing 6.5% year on year (to September 2018) according to CBRE’s newly launched Student Accommodation Index.
• Student Accommodation in Central London outperformed Regional by some margin, with annual total returns of 17.5%
• Outside of Central London, Student Accommodation annual total returns were 10.5%
• With capital values increasing 7.2%, large Student Accommodation properties (500+ beds) slightly outperformed small (less than 250 beds) and medium (250-500 beds) properties.
• In towns (excluding London) where the number of university applications increased from 2016/17 to 2017/18, total returns for Student Accommodation reached 11.3% in the year to September 2018.