Interest in the student accommodation market is growing rapidly and causing a race for assets as  investors go vertical to cater for the growth of inner-city residents.

The Australian Education Fund is expanding, while other groups including UniLodge and private developers are snapping up any potential sites.

In January this year a joint venture between Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and Macquarie Capital bought a majority interest in student accommodation group Iglu. Although the actual investment figure has not been released it is widely regarded as the largest single transaction in Australia’s student accommodation sector.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/student-digs-are-the-new-investment-trend-20141016-116zg4.html#ixzz3GmycHxT9

 

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