Student Accommodation

Student accommodation market news, insights and trends.

UTAS rules out floating hotel for student accommodation
After ditching the idea of a “flotel”, the University of Tasmania will repurpose the old Commerce Building at the Sandy Bay campus as it scrambles to find enough accommodation for students.
Student housing set for another bumper year
Scape Student Living is capitalising on a surge in international and local students in Queensland by opening its Toowong development in Brisbane almost six months early, in time for the start of the 2019 academic year.
UTAS buys Hobart hotel to house students
A hotel in Hobart’s CBD will be transformed into student accommodation after the budget travellers’ favourite was bought by the University of Tasmania for an undisclosed sum.
Uproar over University of Tasmania student accommodation offer
Hobart City councillor Holly Ewin has called on the University of Tasmania to prioritise students already living in residential accommodation for rooms in Hobart next year.
Melbourne Uni in deal to build student accommodation worth $300m
AMP Capital and the University of Melbourne have partnered in a 40-year deal to deliver $300 million worth of student accommodation.
Why ‘alternative’ investments are dominating market
The rapid expansion of health and aged care, student accommodation and data centres saw alternative assets show the fastest growth for JLL in Australia with revenue increasing 70% for the nine months to September compared with 2017.
$9m Adelaide site to become $90m student accommodation
Sydney group Intergen Property Group has snapped up a site in the heart of Adelaide for Singaporean company Wee Hur for a new $90 million student accommodation complex.
Old Geelong Grammar transformed from squat to student digs
The former Geelong Grammar School has hit the market after renovators waved their magic wands and transformed it into a student accommodation facility.
Medical industry an untapped property goldmine
The popularity of our education sector overseas, particularly from Asian students, has been a huge export success. It is now our number one service export and our third largest overall after iron ore and coal. 
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