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Midlands: Student Accommodation: Still Alternative or Now Grown Up?




5:00PM – 6:00PM

JLL, 45 Church Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B3 2RT

The student accommodation market has seen significant growth in recent years. A range of investors from the UK and abroad are increasingly seeing the sector as a provider of sustainable income. New participants continue to enter the sector, and the knowledge and understanding of risk fundamentals has improved. Philip Hillman has 25 years of experience in student housing and will provide an overview of the investment market, changing dynamics, size and types of deals being done, and consider whether this is still an alternative sector. Examples of deals in the Midlands will be put in context with the wider market.

A large part of the market’s growth has been underpinned by the increasing volume of purpose built stock. Compared to a background of often poor quality converted houses, students increasingly demand more modern, high quality accommodation. Nick Riley has been responsible for designing more than 15,000 student beds. He will outline the changing design and specification of accommodation, and the drivers for more demanding requirements by students.



    David Smith

    Strata Real Estate


    Nick Riley

    Whittam Cox Architects

    Philip Hillman


    Tom Francis


Non-Member Booking Information

We give priority booking to our members, but do also open up our events to non-members where appropriate. The cost of a non-member place at one of our seminars in the Midlands is £65. Please see the IPF Website for further details and to download a non-member booking form.