The Investment Outlook for Student Housing Remains Stable

September 13, 2018

The Investment Outlook for Student Housing Remains Stable

September 11, 2018 | Bendix Anderson | National Real Estate Investor

Despite high prices and worries about overbuilding in some markets, investors keep pouring money into student housing.

“We’ve had a record number of offers on our listings so far this year,” says Jaclyn Fitts is the director of CBRE’s national student housing service. “We are definitely still seeing exuberance.”

 Investors are likely to spend at least as much to buy student housing properties in 2018 as they did last year. The billions they spend on student housing this year may even match the peak year of 2016. Student housing is attractive in part because, even when the U.S. economy eventually slows down, demand for student housing typically increases in recessions as more people enroll at universities. In the meantime, student housing provides steady income and diversification for investor portfolios.

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