Student Accommodation outperforms again, delivering total returns of 9.4% in year to September 2019.

While capital values for all mainstream UK commercial property fell by an average of -3.0% yoy (to September 2019), Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) assets saw values rise by 4.0% for the same period, according to the latest CBRE Student Accommodation Index.


- Student Accommodation in Central London outperformed regional assets, seeing total returns of 11.3%.


- For Student Accommodation outside of Central London, annual total returns were 8.3%.


- In towns where the number of applicants had increased from 2017/2018 to 2018/2019, total returns reached 11.3% for Student Accommodation.