The Market Monitor Digest (week 12/2024)

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March 22, 2024 BONARD Market Monitor team

Student Housing & Co-Living

Spain: Barings raises €300 million to enter housing in Spain

By Alba Brualla, March 20, 2024

Barings is committed to the residential market in Spain. The American manager has €300 million to invest in housing projects and also in other more alternative products such as student residences or flex living. "We hope to be able to close some operation throughout this year," says José Carlos Torres, general director of Barings in the Iberian Peninsula.

UK: Samsung Partner With Watkin Jones Group to Create the Future of Living In BTR residential and Student Accommodation

Author unknown, March 20, 2024

Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited and Watkin Jones Group, the UK’s leading developer and manager of residential for rent, have joined together on an innovative long-term partnership, launching with their flagship BTR (Build To Rent) residential project in Cardiff. As a trusted partner to construction developers in the building industry, Samsung will provide a range of technologies for multiple projects including Purpose Built Student Accommodation, BTR and traditional homes.

Sweden, Skellefteå: The EU invests nearly SEK1 billion in Skellefteå housing

By Petra Länsman and Paul Connolly, March 19, 2024

Skellefteå municipality has received an SEK800 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and an SEK120 million grant from the EU to build nearly 750 new homes, including student housing.

UK, Liverpool: £60 million student accommodation complex approaches completion

By Neil Hodgson, March 19, 2024

The final phase, which will see Block B and a further 204 rooms open to students, will be completed by the end of spring 2024. In addition to the bedrooms, residents will also benefit from a large wellbeing garden, located between the blocks, that will provide students with an external event and relaxation space, all set within a secure and gated environment.

UK, London: Alumrose secures Octopus loan for London student housing site purchase

By Lauren Mills, March 19, 2024

The loan has been provided to Melrose Capital and Alumno Group joint venture.

Ireland and US: US investor parachutes fresh finance into €250 million Irish student portfolio

By Chris Borland, March 18, 2024

Platform comprises 1,350 beds across four sites.


Spain: Greystar and Boconcept set the bar for BTR living in Spain

By BTR news, March 19, 2024

In collaboration with Greystar, a leading global property management and investment firm, BoConcept have brought their signature blend of contemporary design and functionality to the Build to Rent (BTR) landscape in Spain.

Spain: Barings is committed to investing 300 MLN € in housing projects in Spain

By Eje Prime, March 20, 2024

Barings focuses on the Spanish residential market. The American manager has announced its commitment to invest 300 MLN € in housing projects in Spain. The main idea of the fund was to bet on rental housing through build to rent (BTR) projects, a policy that has been slowed down as a result of the rise in interest rates.

UK, Manchester: New build-to-rent (BTR) community to launch in Manchester neighbourhood named ‘best up-and-coming place to live’

By Manchester’s finest, March 20, 2024

Called The Castings, the new creative hub – which is owned by the same people behind the five-star Lowry Hotel – is situated just behind Piccadilly Station, on the cusp of the Northern Quarter and Ancoats. Made up of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, the development will feature a host of amenities. Among them will be a new yoga room and gym, a games room, private dining spaces and a work hub.

UK, Birmingham: Birmingham approves £200 MLN Broad Street tower block

By Construction News, March 15, 2024

Planning approval has been granted for a 47-storey block of flats on Birmingham’s Broad Street. The Essington at 90-97 Broad Street is a £200 MLN build-to-rent (BTR) development designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects for Regal Property Group. It will stand 145-metres high, with an H-shaped floor plan and 525 apartments.

Senior Living

France, Montargis: Montargis Senior Residence: Inauguration of AQUARELIA Montargis Senior Residence

Author unknown, March 19, 2024

They inaugurated a new residence located in the heart of Montargis. A hundred participants could discover this facility of 92 apartments for seniors. With 13 senior residences currently under management, the chain plans to operate a portfolio of 2,600 homes in 26 locations across France by 2025.

Germany, Spenge: Apartments for senior citizens are being built in Seippel

By Ruth Matthes, March 21, 2024

An excavator has been standing on the former Seippel property opposite the town hall in Spenge for several days. As the head of the resort, Sabrina Held, explained to the council, senior apartments are being built there.

Netherlands, Leidschendam: Subsidy provided for housing for seniors

By Nahira Martina, March 16, 2024

The Duivenvoorde Foundation in Leidschendam provided a subsidy for 125 new homes for the elderly.

UK, Brighton: 142-unit senior housing complex debuts in Brighton

By Greg Ryan, March 18, 2024

Senior housing developer 2Life Communities and the Boston Housing Authority cut the ribbon Monday on a 142-unit complex in Brighton for seniors and people with disabilities, a model that public officials want to see replicated elsewhere.


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