Student Accommodation

At DWPF, we are proud to be the leading financial adviser in the student accommodation sector. As such, we have acted on over 100 transactions since 2000, reaching financial close on over 60 of these. In the process, we have raised over £4.75 billion worth of capital for investment into the sector, leading to the delivery of over 85,000 new beds.

These many transactions include a number of landmark deals and market firsts, such as the first student accommodation estate transfer for an English university (UPP at Nottingham Trent University, 2002), the first institutionally funded demand-risk transaction in the sector (UPP at University of Reading, 2011) and the longest dated bond placement to date (Campus Living Villages/Opal, 2014).

More recently, we reported to Oxford University’s governing body on the University’s proposed £4bn partnership with Legal and General, and in 2020 we successfully reached financial close on the Kingston University residences project, despite the challenging financial conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The knowledge gained from decades of experience supporting clients in the sector, coupled with our company ethos of ‘going the extra mile’, has enabled DWPF to deliver a number of highlights for our clients. The issues overcome and experiences gained in bringing such transactions to close means we are extremely well placed to provide insightful advice whether you work in the private sector or for a university.

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Student Accommodation Brochure

Key highlights and project experience in the student accommodation sector