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