Throughout the day, we engaged in insightful discussions about the future outlook. To visually capture key takeaways, we collaborated with an artist who live-sketched at our stand.

Key themes from the conference:

  • Rising interest rates increasing debt costs
  • Continued growth in international student numbers, notably from India and Africa
  • Rise in hospitality offerings for enhanced PBSA experiences
  • Drop in new development planning due to rising construction costs, exacerbating undersupply
  • Record student rent increases in major cities
  • Attraction of Asian capital for its high yields and income reliability
  • Significant projected enrollment growth over 15 years amid ongoing undersupply
  • Student housing as an inflation hedge and alternative investment, Growing interest among UK institutional investors in the PBSA market.