The Market Monitor Digest (week 15/2023)

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April 14, 2023 Market Monitor team

Student Housing & Co-Living

UK, Nottingham: Jensco sells Ten Traffic Street PBSA asset to IQ

By Bea Patel, April 13, 2023

The Jensco Group announces the sale of Ten Traffic Street, a purpose-built student accommodation asset in Nottingham.

Canada, Peterborough: Trent University Leasing Land to Build Student Housing Totaling Roughly 215 Beds on Water Street

By David Tuan Bui, April 12, 2023

Trent University has leased property for Residence Development Corporation (RDC) to build and operate an upper-year student housing building with approximately 215 beds near the Symons Campus in Peterborough announced on Wednesday.

France, Paris: "This ECLA residency is a singular and structured response to the needs of the market and the community"

By Florelle Visentin-Klein, Emmanuel Desmaizières and Anne-Charlotte Zanassi, April 11, 2023

On an industrial wasteland in Villejuif, near the future Grand Parc Campus, Icade Promotion and Uxco Group opened ECLA Paris Villejuif in early January, a student and coliving residence offering 863 beds, spread over 754 housing units, as well as 2,500 m2 of services.

UK, Exeter and Cardiff: Ethos Property Mulls Sale or Refinancing of Cardiff and Exeter Student Accommodation Properties

By Bert Erik ten Cate, April 11, 2023

Ethos property is considering the sale of refinancing of two student accommodation properties in Cardiff and Exeter, according to a stock exchange announcement.

UK, Belfast: Plans in for major Belfast development

By Matthew Ord, April 06, 2023

Plans for a 353-strong residential-led Belfast development have taken their latest step forward.


Germany: Scarce supply of rental apartments will stimulate demand for purchase

Author unknown, April 12, 2023

Asking prices for existing apartments fell nationwide by 2.3% in Q1/2023 compared to the previous quarter, for the third quarter in a row. However, there are no indications of a crash. Condominiums in Berlin declined only slightly (-0.2%), while rents went up 5% over the past three months and 19.7% over the past year.

UK: PfP Capital and Housing Growth Partnership launch JV

Nick Biring, April 12, 2023

PfP Capital and Housing Growth Partnership launch a £390m joint venture to deliver residential-led, urban communities across the UK. It will target the delivery of 1,200 sustainable homes – a mix of Build to Rent and residential for sale.

UK: UK Build to Rent investment exceeds £1.1bn in Q1 2023
Bea Patel, April 12, 2023

UK: UK Build to Rent investment exceeds £1.1bn in Q1 2023

Bea Patel, April 12, 2023

Build to Rent sector recorded this strong recovery following total volumes in 2022 equating to around £4.3bn. Around 75% to 80% of investment activity was outside of London – around major regional cities such as Manchester and Birmingham.

Czechia, Prague: Česká spořitelna to build low-rent flats with FINEP in Prague 

Author unknown, April 5, 2023 

Česká spořitelna has started to build affordable apartments with low rents for employees that cities lack. The first such apartment buildings with 254 flats are already taking shape in Prague 9, built by a subsidiary of the bank DBČS with the developer Finep for €42.7 million. 

Germany, Hamburg: ROCKSTONE starts construction of new apartments in the greater Hamburg area 

Author unknown, April 11, 2023 

ROCKSTONE Real Estate begins construction of a total of 219 new apartments in the ILO Park in a central location in Pinneberg. The first phase provides for the construction of 126 condominiums in the houses at An der Mühlenau 14 A to E by the first quarter of 2025. 

Senior Living

France, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois: The seniors' home welcomes its first residents

By Catherine Duculty, April 12, 2023

Home and residence for seniors Saint-Maurice (Marpa) welcomed its first residents on Tuesday after years of projects, then months of construction.

Germany, Trier-Kürenz: The starting signal for the Burgundy district in Trier-Kürenz

By Lara Bousch, April 13, 2023

In the next ten years, a modern residential area will be built on the site of the former military barracks. The "Burgunderviertel" residential project is presented on its website with lots of greenery, flowers and people gardening. Different forms of living in a neighborhood. A total of 440 residential units were planned for two years, says David Becker. He is the managing director of the real estate development company EGP. In order to attract many people such as seniors, singles and families, the developers have created different forms of housing. This means that not only multi-family houses will be built, but also small single-family houses, micro houses (approx. 80 m² living space), semi-detached houses and a house for assisted living.

UK, Bedworth: Plans for 455 home development in Bedworth set for green light

By Claire Harrison, April 12, 2023

The green light is set to be given for a new 455 home development on field land in Bedworth. Last year, Richborough Estates, in partnership with the Nicholas Chamberlaine School Foundation, put in the application for a large swathe of land on Hospital Lane. Now officers at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council are recommending that the application, which is for up 455 homes, a District Centre including up to 55 senior living units and associated infrastructure and open space, is given the go-ahead.

Germany, Fürth: The new construction of a 51-house rental center in Würzburger strasse has begun

By Dieter Gürz, April 9, 2023

According to plan, G + S Bau GmbH, as the builder and developer, has just started the new construction of a senior center with 51 units in Würzburger Straße on the 5,500 square meter site of the old Rewe market and the residential building at number 58, which has been cleared of building fabric. The construction period is 18 months.


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