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Student accommodation sector in UK a bright spot in gloomy times

It's drawing residents and investors amid a weaker pound, US-China tensions

Singapore-based investors in the UK PBSA segment include sovereign wealth fund GIC, Mapletree Investments, Singapore Press Holdings, as well as Far East Orchard. Seen here is Mapletree's Pablo Fanque House in Norwich, where the University of East Anglia is located.


DESPITE lingering uncertainties around Brexit, the purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) sector in the United Kingdom continues to hold promise for operators.

Strong demand from both domestic and international students is expected to remain supported, thanks partly...