Student Residences Leads Market with Yield of 5.5%

9 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

According to a study by Jones Lang Lassalle (JLL) in April, a total of 47 student housing developments were currently underway in Spain. Of those, 7,500 will be ready by next year and another 10,000 by 2022. The estimated total investment is expected to reach €1 billion. However, the market needs another 400,000 beds to catch up with existing demand.

The report also highlighted the sector’s comparatively attractive yields.  Student residences have a yield of about 5% in Madrid and Barcelona and of 5% in smaller cities in the country. That yield equals the yields for logistics assets and geriatric residences. The yield for hotels (4%), retail premises (3.15%), offices (3.50%) and residences (3.50%) all lag behind.

The market for student residences in Spain is currently dominated by Resa and Nexo Residencias. U.S.-based Valeo, Temprano Capital Partners and Syllabus have also began operations in recent months.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Álvaro G. Zarzalejos

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