Student Accommodation

student accomodation

Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation is a highly specialised asset class. Colliers International have a team of experienced professionals that understand the sector. From transaction services, to valuation and advisory, our in-depth market insights  provide our clients with access to the best resources available – just ask us how.

Our experience

Our team understand the dynamics and metrics of Student Accommodation in the context of demand drivers, locational attributes, business issues and the impact of various operating agreement structures. Our transaction team are experienced in negotiating student accommodation development sites, conversion opportunities, pre-sales and existing facilities.

In the last three years, our valuation and advisory team has valued over $750 million  of Student Accommodation properties across Australia on behalf of private Student Accommodation providers, universities and financial institutions. We are also providing rental and strategic advice to a number of Australia’s leading universities.

Our promise

We are committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients through highly detailed reporting methods and innovative property marketing strategies. Whether you are a university, institution, bank, corporate or private client, our proven track record and extensive Student Accommodation experience will ensure we accelerate your success.

Our Services

Valuation and Advisory

  • Acquisition and Disposal Advice
  • Pre-purchase Due Diligence
  • Financial Reporting Purposes Valuations
  • First Mortgage Valuations
  • Rental Valuation
  • Research Analysis
Transaction Services
  • Disposals and Acquisitions
  • Lease and Operating Agreement Negotiation
  • Strategic Advice
  • Transaction Management

Our Team

Our Student Accommodation professionals use a collaborative approach in providing clients  with thorough market knowledge. As part of a wider global team, we have access to expertise in a range of markets and strong relationships with operators both locally and abroad. Our global presence and market knowledge means our clients access a wide range of opportunities and audiences to ensure the most successful outcomes are achieved.

chris milou

guy wells


Christopher Milou 



0413 615 398

Level 30, Grosvenor Place     

225 George Street Sydney

NSW 2000 | Australia 
Guy Wells 

Associate Director

Transaction Services 

0405 612 416

Level 30, Optus Centre

367 Collins Street, Melbourne

VIC 3000 | Australia          

Baden Mulcahy 

National Director


0439 034 033

Level 30

111 Eagle Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000 | Australia

Market update

The number of International students across Australia is helping to drive purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) across the country.

It is understood Australia is in the top three destination countries across the world for international students, with its market share still on the rise. The attraction of Australia to foreign students includes the high quality of our education system and the improved perception of a safe country to study. This growth in demand is primarily a consequence of an increase in the global mobility of students particularly from Asia and Australia’s competitiveness amongst other education destinations across the world. 

In recent years there has been significant interest in this unique asset class, with Australia still considered an emerging market compared to more established markets in the UK and US. The sector in Australia is currently in a significant growth phase with a supply gap in many location providing opportunities for operators, developers and investors. 

Within Australia, there have been a number of PBSA developments completed, operational, under construction or currently mooted. The level of investment in this sector has been increasing on a year on year basis and we are witnessing a large weight of capital entering this sector.

Understanding the operational benchmarks, supply and demand dynamics in each sub market within Australia is critical in any investment decision. 

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