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UK student housing investment to hit £3.3bn by April says JLL

Three month total to top 2014’s full year figures

London, 30 March 2015 - JLL data indicates that 2015 investment in UK student housing will hit £3.3billion by the fourth month of the year, a 350% increase year on year and 94% more than 2014’s student housing volumes of £1.7bn.

The three month total is also set to top high street retail’s full year 2014 UK-wide volumes of £1.8billion.

Deals expected to complete by the second quarter of the year include The Westbourne Portfolio and Assam Place.

Philip Hillman, Chairman , Alternative Investment Group at JLL said: “Student housing continues to be an attractive proposition for investors, with the UK market proving to be increasingly popular with both UK and international investors and institutions.

“Despite it being an election year, when usually markets tend to be more subdued, there doesn’t seem to be any indication of a slow-down in activity, which highlights confidence in the sector and unrelenting demand for alternative assets.”