This has all the hallmarks of a great investment opportunity, established demand, shortage of supply, regional upgrade, great location, decent returns and the reassurance of a defined exit. If you are in the market currently for an investment giving decent yields and some capital uplift, then look no further.
With a population of over half a million and 1.6 million in the greater area, this makes Sheffield the third biggest metropolitan area in England. With two Universities, almost 1 in 10 people in Sheffield are students, so the city is geared towards student life, from the nightclubs and bars to the shops. There are 55,000 businesses in the city area creating 700,000 jobs. The student population itself is 60,000 - as big as a number of Continental European city populations. National Union of Students (NUS) shows that rents for PBSA have risen above inflation, up 53% since 2004. Student property has been named the UK’s best performing asset class for the 2nd year running.
Is a member of the Russell Group of leading research universities which includes Oxford, Cambridge, University College London and Manchester. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 93 per cent of their research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Twenty-nine of their departments are among the UK top ten for research in their fields. In 2012, their research income for engineering exceeded that of Cambridge, placing them in the top flight. They recently invested £240m in facilities for their students. That means world-class equipment, resources and study space
The university is the third largest in the UK, with more than 37,000 students (of whom over 4,000 are international students), over 4,000 staff and over 700 courses. There are over 7,000 postgraduate students from over 80 different countries studying at Hallam.
Has close links with organisations like the Olympics, Nestlé, Sony PlayStation, the NHS and Rolls-Royce. Their reputation for excellent teaching and facilities is demonstrated by the number of major contracts they win.
Tap into the 63,000 strong student population in one of the UK's biggest demand areas for student and young professional accommodation, Sheffield. There is no cap on international students coming to the UK to study and they boost numbers driving up demand along with domestic demand for accommodation to study in one of the UK’s most important cities. Located within a 10 minute walk to one of the Universities and the train station and a 5 minute walk from the £65 million "Chinatown" development, which completes in 2018, adding a whole different dimension to the location and attractiveness of demand.
Seeking solid returns, from a top-tier student investment, with low hassle and tax advantages?
Returns: 8% net assured over a 5 year duration
Entry Level: £5,000 reservation | £63,500 | 4% earned on deposited funds
Status: New Build | Ready from Q4 Sep 2018
Exit: 105% developer buy back
Proposition: Furnished, managed, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, experienced developer
Market: Growth Student housing, commercial investment attracting more favourable CGT and Stamp Duty taxes
Location: Sheffield City location, North East England, walking distance to University and city
Ownership: Title with Leasehold
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