We share our insight by advising clients that are active across all aspects of student housing and associated services Our university knowledge and experience is highly valued by our private sector clients. Many have an established footprint in the student housing sector and some are extending into this area into following success in other sectors.
Our clients, partnerships, collaborations and investments cover everything from due diligence advice on acquisition, asset reviews, advice on DBFO bids and partnership projects, property advisory and matching developers with universities to negotiate nominations agreements under the London Plan.
Equitix / Engie
Student experience and SLA advice to the successful Equitix / Engie bid for the University of Birmingham Pritchatts Park project.
Pritchatts Park is an existing accommodation development well located for the university campus. The project involves the construction of 496 new highly energy efficient student rooms in the form of townhouses and a 482-space multi-storey car park. In addition, the 734 existing rooms that are transferring to the consortium will be refurbished.
The new build and refurbishment work will be delivered by September 2024. The rooms and amenity spaces have benefitted from extensive design input from students and the student experience was important to the University across all aspects of the project.
Lone Star Funds, UK
SFG undertook a strategic review of assets as part of a portfolio acquired for an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. This review comprised commercial advice on the strength of location, rents, potential for refurbishment and rental uplift, competitor analysis, student demographics and strategy for university agreements within the portfolio.
SFG undertook a strategic review of assets as part of the former CLV and Arlington portfolio acquired for DIF. This review comprised commercial advice on the strength of location, rents, potential for refurbishment and rental uplift, competitor analysis, student demographics and strategy for university agreements within the portfolio.
SFG advised Arlington on its future positioning on the UK DBFO market, with a view to potentially expanding its current direct let PBSA experience as a leading fund and asset manager to develop a position as a consortium leader with institutional capital sources.