What’s Driving the Boom of Commercial Real Estate Investment in Student Housing?

What's Driving the Boom of Commercial Real Estate Investment in Student Housing?

The student housing market is hotter than ever, particularly among foreign investors. As we noted in a recent article, roughly 20 percent of capital coming into the US student housing sector is sourced from abroad. This is a staggeringly high number when compared to the multifamily housing sector, for which cross-border capital only accounts for 5 percent of total investment.

Yet it isn’t just foreign investors who are being lured in by the student housing sector; US-based investors are also starting to realize the potential of student housing.

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