Student Housing Annual Report 2022

The latest edition of BONARD’s highly-anticipated Student Housing Annual Report captures the current state of the industry and provides the most comprehensive overview of the Student Housing market.

January 31, 2023

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Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is growing more popular among both real estate investors and students every year and becoming a sector of global importance.

Despite the significant differences in income levels, regulations, inflation and interest rates across the globe, the student housing sector shows the same characteristics everywhere: a healthy level of demand, resilience against the economic crisis, growing rents and high occupancy rates.

In addition, demand is rising among international students, and there is wider familiarisation with the concept of PBSA in new and up-and-coming markets, attracting greater engagement from many institutional investors and developers to this asset class.


Introducing the Student Housing Annual Report 2022

The improved monitoring, documentation and transparency of the sector were among the fundamental factors driving the rapid growth in student housing, attracting global real estate and investment heavyweights in recent years. In this regard, the latest edition of BONARD’s Student Housing Annual Report provides clarity on the current state of the industry.

The full report includes data on the following segments:

The Key Aspects Defining 2022 Total / International Student Numbers Market Saturation Amenities Rent Benchmark Occupancy Rates Pipeline PBSA Openings Transactions Portfolios Yields 2023 Outlook


Josh Miller

Managing Director –

Head of Transactions, Europe

Harrison Street

Jochem van den Broek

Head of Banking

The Social Hub

Marc Sampietro

Living Operations Director


Rob Waterhouse

Transaction Director


Chair: Samuel Vetrak, MRICS



Martin Varga

Real Estate Business Development Director


Webinar recording:

Student Housing Annual Report - key outcomes presentation (20 min) A panel of leading industry experts sharing their views and insights on 2023 (70 min)


Student Housing Annual Report 2022 - Request form

Prepared by BONARD’s team of experts on student housing­, the report’s latest edition tracks occupancy rates, rent levels, transactions, yields, construction pipelines and other key data points in the market across Europe, Australia, Canada and LATAM. The new topics added in this year’s edition include room size comparison to rent levels, rent series, and portfolio structure.