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Student Accommodation

We provide advice to developers, investors and education institutions on property related aspects of this growing asset class.

For developers we:

  • Carry out site acquisitions
  • Advise on planning policy for student accommodation developments
  • Provide funding advice
  • Undertake the sale of completed assets

For investors we:

  • Advise on the acquisition and sale of both lease and direct let opportunities
  • Provide research on market trends and dynamics

For further education institutions:

  • Advise on funding opportunities for the development of student accommodation
  • Provide planning advice
  • Work on estate strategy

Potterrow, Edinburgh

  • Acted on behalf of the developer to market and sell a 151-bed student residence development as it reached completion
  • Prime location in adjacent to University of Edinburgh Central Campus
  • Sale completed to an institutional investor

Beith Street, Glasgow

  • Undertook a site search for Downing Developments for suitable sites for student accommodation in Glasgow
  • Negotiated the acquisition on a subject to planning basis on a brownfield site at Beith Street, Glasgow
  • Acquisition completed following receipt of planning consent of a 700 bed scheme