Data, Research and Advisory for Rented Residential Assets

BONARD is the global go-to address for rented residential asset classes. We provide data, develop strategies and assess opportunities to guide investment professionals with scientific precision.


Wide range of services that
meet needs at all levels

Market Level Asset Level Tenant Level Transaction Level

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Market Level

Identify markets with the highest expansion potential based on demand/supply mismatch, attractive and achievable rents and IRRs. Be guided by the latest intelligence on transaction activity, local knowledge and factors that drive future development towards the wisest allocation of funds.

Business Development Strategy Country Report City Report* City Snapshot Future Stock Forecasting Portfolio Analysis

* Included in Annual Subscription

Asset Level

Boost the performance of your assets, maximize property value based on a higher NOI margin, consolidate your portfolio and increase the exit value of a potential transaction. Suitable for clients seeking either complex advisory or a simple peer review.

Micro Location Analysis* Financial Modelling* Feasibility Study* Financial Appraisal* Asset Performance Analysis & Benchmark Mystery Shopping Occupancy Study

* Included in Annual Subscription

Tenant Level

Improve the occupancy rate and tenant experience at your assets based on independent customer surveys. Gain access to prospective tenants to determine a suitable asset location, the range of preferred services, amenities and feasible rent levels, ensuring your product is well-positioned in the market.

In-field Surveys Sales & Marketing Strategies Customer Satisfaction Surveys Focus Groups In-depth Interviews

Transaction Level

Underwrite your investments using outcomes compliant with the highest international evaluation standards, reliable and accurate data with a mark of quality and unbiased analysis. Suitable for clients that invest asset by asset as well as for bigger portfolio acquisitions.

Transactional Advisory


Our value proposition

Over the last 15 years, we have developed sector-specific research, inventory, connections and expertise that allow our clients to seamlessly navigate the rented residential asset classes.  

BONARD's global coverage provides consistent monitoring of 265 cities, 14,317 assets, 2,353,645 beds under operation and 290 private portfolios. A dedicated team tracks 343,884 beds under development. 

Instant & hassle-free access to data
thanks to a constantly updated inventory
Bespoke research & analysis
based on the highest international standards 
Independent & unbiased expert views
backed by in-field experience 
Client support in all stages of market activity
ranging from market entry through expansion to exit strategies
Access to prospective tenants through mobile research units
to source bona fide customer input
API-based interactive deliveries
for a fully customized user experience


Asset classes covered

Student Housing

Domestic and international student mobility has increased consistently over the last decades, even in times of economic downturn, making student housing a recession-proof and investment-attractive asset class.


Young professionals have emerged as a fast-growing tenant cohort with unique accommodation needs: an upscale product, flexible contract duration and a focus on micro-location.

Built to Rent (BTR)

Strong socio-demographic fundamentals coupled with decreasing affordability to buy one’s own apartment are persuading investors to increase their focus on the built-to-rent sector as an asset class with strong fundamentals and secure returns.


Senior Living


Presentations and reports

Our experts are frequent speakers at leading industry events, attending over 60 conferences a year and sharing the latest insights backed by long-term industry experience and ongoing market monitoring.

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Trusted by leading brands

Since our establishment in 2007, we have become the preferred choice of real estate investors, developers and operators.

To date, we have supported 121 clients through 623 data and advisory projects.

The Student Hotel logo The Student Hotel logo

“We have been collaborating with BONARD for 10 years and we have always been highly satisfied with the quality and level of detail of their work. In particular, they have managed to evolve in this ever-changing market and adapt to our needs, as a fast-growing company, always finding ways to tailor their research and address our questions with precision.We have been collaborating with BONARD for 10 years and we have always been highly satisfied with the quality and level of detail of their work. In particular, they have managed to evolve in this ever-changing market and adapt to our needs, as a fast-growing company, always finding ways to tailor their research and address our questions with precision.”

The Student Hotel

Eika logo Eika logo

“BONARD and its staff gave us spiritual as well as rational inspiration for our co-living projects. Data transparency, deep knowledge and a strong belief in an industry perspective are the main highlights that come to my mind when describing BONARD. They also provide the flexibility needed – being global, they completely adapted to our local needs and our way of doing business! We are fully satisfied with our decision to involve BONARD in our project and we believe that is just the beginning of our future cooperation.”

Martynas Zibuda
Director of Development
UAB “Eika”

Catella Real Estate logo Catella Real Estate logo

“The student housing market is not transparent and BONARD is improving this. Good and qualified data is essential in order to be able to make good investment decisions for our clients in the student housing segment. As an Investment Manager, acting in 11 countries in Europe, I have found that BONARD’s data helps us be confident about taking the best investment decisions. Furthermore, regular face-to-face meetings improve knowledge for both parties. ”

Michael Fink
Managing Director
Catella Real Estate

Strabag logo Strabag logo

“We appreciate BONARD as a reliable and trustworthy partner who values quality and accuracy. The work is carried out with full conviction and excellent know-how. Our cooperation with BONARD is precious and helpful for us, and the results have given our company great added value. We would choose BONARD again at any time and recommend them.”

Jevgeni Gois
Acquisition & Project Development of commercial real estate

Trei Real Estate logo Trei Real Estate logo

“Working with BONARD allowed us to look at the analysed project from a slightly different angle. The ability to collect data is one thing, but drawing accurate and far-reaching conclusions from it is a real challenge. Two-way communication and the method of presenting the conclusions made the cooperation much more efficient. A personal visit by company representatives to summarise the analysis made a good impression on us and allowed us to refine the details. I can recommend BONARD as a reliable and professional partner.”

Mariusz Cegielski
Head of Residential
Trei Real Estate

Value One logo Value One logo

“BONARD’s research-based intelligence has laid the groundwork for institutional investment in the emerging asset class of the student housing sector. Going further: deep, independent honest data on a global and local basis on rented real estate. Impressive and highly useful info and know-how for development and investment decisions. Plus, a great, down-to earth team to interact with. If BONARD did not exist, we would have to invent them.”

Harald Hübl
Executive Investment Advisor
Value One


“BONARD is the market leader concerning micro living and student housing intelligence and a valuable partner for us. BONARD has provided a wide range of data and valuable insights on the student housing market in Europe that we have used for investment and operational purposes. The quality of the service, the quick response to queries and the market intelligence and assessments beyond “the numbers” were very supportive for many projects.”

Mark Holz
Group Head of Research

Student Experience logo Student Experience logo

“Student Experience offers high-quality student housing with all-in access to a wide variety of facilities and services. BONARD supports our European investment strategy by providing us with all the vital market information we need to invest in the student housing sector all over Europe. We work in close cooperation with BONARD for student population forecasts, information about rent levels and insight into supply and demand. We work together in exploring how future students want to live by conducting in-field surveys. BONARD provides us with the specialised knowledge necessary to operate in this challenging field.”

Jan Benschop
Directeur Student Experience International
Student Experience


“We engaged BONARD to help us understand a new customer segment and to provide a valuable overview of the existing student housing market. The information provided in various reports and databases was concise yet comprehensive and not only covered everything we had specified but also included additional comments of interest and of use to us. Furthermore, BONARD’s research brought unassailable credibility to our efforts and thanks to BONARD, we have the statistics to support our decisions in multiple areas of our business. BONARD’s professionalism, research methodology and analytical capabilities are outstanding, and the communication is always smooth and friendly. We look forward to continuing our work with them in the future.”

Christof Flöckner
Head of Business Development
MILESTONE Student Living

Soravia logo Soravia logo

“BONARD have supported us several times in the last couple of years and we have gained tremendously from their professional expertise and insider knowledge. Additionally, their contacts with a majority of the stakeholders in the student housing market have helped us to successfully advance our developments. BONARD’s team of professionals are always quick to respond and deliver great output on highly elliptical but market-focused information.”

Roland Paar
Managing Partner

Collegiate Europe logo Collegiate Europe logo

“For many years BONARD have helped Collegiate Europe’s expansion, with precise and clear data analysis, across numerous countries covering a variety of target locations. The team are efficient, responsive and provide detailed data sets. As Collegiate Europe continues its expansion in the PBSA and professional living sectors, we look forward to our continued relationship with the team at BONARD.”

Rob Clothier
Managing Director
Collegiate Europe

BLD logo BLD logo

“Since the beginning of 2022, BONARD has acted as consultant to BLD in the extremely important BTR project BLD Living, which is new to the Bulgarian market. The expertise of the BONARD team helped us to create a comprehensive concept based on the international experience, good practices and research provided to us by our partner. As a result of excellent work by BONARD, BLD was able to plan the project in Bulgaria down to the smallest details and on time. BONARD's presentations fully met the tasks set in the assignment and, thanks to their precise analysis and strategic advice, we are prepared for a successful start in the Bulgarian market. In our daily communications about the project, BONARD employees demonstrated excellent presentation and organisational skills, professionalism and knowledge of the subject of BTR in Europe. We have no hesitation in recommending BONARD as a consultant or partner in any project, as the company lived up to our trust and expectations.”

Tsvetomir Tsonev
Director Business Development


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