The Market Monitor Digest (week 44/2023)

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November 3, 2023 BONARD Market Monitor team

Student Housing & Co-Living

France, Lille: Villeneuve-d'Ascq: three hundred new CROUS housing units on the scientific campus

Author unknown, October 31, 2023

The CROUS of Lille is continuing the plan to rehabilitate its real estate portfolio that it began ten years ago. To this large-scale program, commensurate with needs, is added the construction of a new residence, called Kromos'Home, which welcomed its first students at the beginning of October.

Poland, Krakow: Shed Living debuts in Poland. It's more than just a dorm

Author unknown, October 30, 2023

Shed Living Kraków offers 560 rooms and, among others: study rooms, a cinema, a recreation area and a gym. The facility for students and young professionals has been officially opened. Kraków is the brand's first location in Poland.

Spain, Fuenlabrada: Nexum retail park will open on November 8

Author unknown, October 29, 2023

The Nexum Retail Park mixed space, promoted by Equilis in the Madrid municipality of Fuenlabrada, will celebrate its inauguration next Wednesday, November 8. The project has 48,000 square meters of land, of which 22,000 square meters will be used for the commercial park, 17,000 square meters for a student residence with 600 rooms and 4,000 square meters for the construction of a hotel.

Spain, Madrid: The Montoro family, one of the richest in Spain, launches to build a student residence in Madrid Nuevo Norte

By Gabriel Santamarina, November 01, 2023

The residence will have more than 300 rooms and 120 parking spaces, as well as a swimming pool and other services.

UK, Edinburgh and London: Blackstone Buys London, Edinburgh Student Dorms for £370 Million

By Jack Sidders, November 01, 2023

Blackstone Inc.’s IQ Student Accommodation business has bought properties in London and Edinburgh as the private equity firm continues to bet on the shortage of purpose-built housing in the UK’s top university cities. The landlord has acquired Vega, an 841-bed property in London’s Vauxhall district and The Mont, a 324-bed property in central Edinburgh, according to a company statement Wednesday. The combined value of the acquisitions, which were purchased from Downing Students, is about £370 million ($449 million), people with knowledge of the terms said, asking not to be identified as the details were not public.


Germany, Dresden: Municipal housing: Dresden buys 1,213 apartments from Vonovia

Author unknown, October 27, 2023

Mayor Dirk Hilbert and Rolf Buch, CEO of Vonovia SE, jointly announced in Dresden that the city is purchasing 1,213 apartments from Vonovia. The new owner will be the municipal housing company WiD Wohnen in Dresden GmbH & Co. KG.

UK, Nottingham: Grainger launches The Barnum BTR

Nick Biring, October 30, 2023

Grainger plc launches its first Build to Rent development in Nottingham, The Barnum, which includes 348 fully furnished Build to Rent homes – a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

UK, Leeds: Together secures loan for Sayner Lane Build to Rent scheme

Bea Patel, October 30, 2023

Together has announced that it has agreed on a loan for a developer to buy a plot for a Build to Rent tower on Leeds’ South Bank with planning permission for a development of 150 apartments.

Senior Living

Denmark, Odsherred: He will build a new district - but the city council is divided

By Ivan Nielsen, October 31, 2023

In total, the plan includes 380-450 houses, a four-story nursing home with 110 places and an area with multi-story housing for seniors closest to the track area.

Spain, Málaga: Málaga to build 100 accommodation facilities for seniors and people with disabilities in business premises in Soliva

Author unknown, November 02, 2023

According to the initial plans, which will have to be outlined in the action project, the intention is about 100 apartments for these groups with areas of around 50 square meters. The initiative is included in the Málaga Housing and Land Plan approved a few months ago, which sets out the need to support the construction of 8,900 homes by 2027.


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