Join STAY WYSE and the Class of 2020 at WYSTC

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The number of students around the globe enrolled in higher education is forecast to double to 262 million by 2025. Nearly all of this growth will be in the developing world, with more than half in China and India alone. The number of students seeking study abroad could rise to eight million, up from 4 […]

Interested in Student Accommodation? Join STAY WYSE at the Class of 2020 Conference

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Providing suitable student accommodation is a growing challenge for university cities across Europe. The worldwide rise of student enrolment is driving investment interest. As the UK and US markets mature, investors and developers are now turning their attention to mainland Europe. This November The Class of 2020 will explore the latest trends and opportunities in the growing European […]

The Student Hotel Amsterdam: digs deluxe for the mobile generation

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Amsterdam’s latest – and biggest – innovation in accommodation is quite possibly the smartest yet. Boasting 707 luxurious, state-of-the-art rooms equipped with designer furniture and every modern amenity including gym, games room and café-restaurant, The Student Hotel – as the name implies – is at once the perfect base for those attending Amsterdam’s world famous […]

Occupancy rates of student accommodation is good news for property investors

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Occupancy rates for student developments are burgeoning as rooms continue to be reserved ahead of the September 2013 intake, according to property firm Knight Knox International. The firm advises property investors about the changing demands of students, whose desire once did not venture beyond simply having a bed to sleep in but who now do […]

Investors poised for boom in European student housing

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Investors in student accommodation are turning their attention towards mainland Europe because the Continent is ripe for a boom in overseas student numbers. A report by Savills, the estate agents, predicts that low tuition fees and living costs will draw increasing numbers of international students to the mainland, creating a major investment opportunity for accommodation […]

Kennedy set to reinvent holidays with Homestays

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Originally posted on World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation:
Tom Kennedy, the entrepreneur who, together with Ray Nolan, made a fortune selling the Hostelworld business to private equity for over €200m in 2010, is back with a venture that may change forever how and where we spend the night. Kennedy’s Dublin headquartered Homestay.com has…

Dutch conversion of office buildings to student accommodation attracting real estate investors

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Investors in the Netherland are increasingly refurbishing vacant office buildings to turn them into student accommodation, simultaneously addressing the country’s current office oversupply and a shortage of student housing. With growing demand for student accommodation in the Netherlands against a shortage of supply the sector is becoming increasingly attractive to both domestic and international investors, […]

The Gap in the Travel Industry StudentUniverse Set Flight to Fill

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When StudentUniverse first surfaced in 2000, travel agencies were clinging to their brick-and-mortar roots and booking trips online seemed as foreign to people as the destinations themselves. With students stuck inside their dorm rooms, however, credit card-less and their parents open-walleted at home, the company saw an opportunity to service an untapped market. “Students are tomorrow’s business […]

Lend Lease lands £240m deal for student accommodation

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Lend Lease has signed an exclusive delivery agreement with Manor Property Group, to design and construct up to 40,000 student accommodation units at 70 locations across England and Scotland. Manor Property Group is one of the United Kingdom’s leading privately owned developers. The work will be delivered by Lend Lease’s project management and construction business, with the first […]

UK Border Agency has let thousands of overseas students overstay

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Thousands of overseas students have potentially been allowed to stay in Britain when they should have been asked to leave as a result of a fresh “significant failing” by the UK Border Agency. The UKBA chief inspector of immigration, John Vine, says at the time of his inspection in May there was a backlog of more than […]

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