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  1. Property - International

    Asians boost global investment in student housing

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Millions of young Asians studying in developed countries have fuelled a US$200 billion global market in student housing, an international property group said on Thursday. More than half of the estimated 165 million students currently enrolled overseas come from Asia, with China, India and South Korea the top sources, Jones Lang LaSalle said ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Loans available to put student homes in industrial buildings

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Education Bureau offers loans for conversion of empty inudstrial buildings into hostels Universities offered student housing plan Universities can apply for government loans to convert industrial buildings into student accommodation as an answer to the expected shortfall of 5,000 hostel places by next year, the education authorities have said. The loans ...

  3. Market boom goes against the tide

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... rented accommodation by students,' company director Nicholas Leeming said. 'Often late applicants are not eligible for university accommodation. So while most students will have had their accommodation for the year secured some time ago, those who didn't achieve the results they expected have been busily looking for places to live before the start of term.' Sales of student ...

  4. Property - International

    UK student accommodation offers a dynamic property investment opportunity

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 09:20am by Jonathan Baines

    ... developers and managers of student accommodation, reports that the supply ratio across the UK of purpose built student bedrooms in relation to full time students seeking accommodation is 1:3, and in London even worse at 1:4. In addition to this growing demand in the sector, student accommodation also has the investor attraction of ensuring a strong secure rental income. Normally ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Students enter mainstream

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of total student numbers, the Jones Lang LaSalle report deduces that 78.7 per cent of students in Glasgow must find accommodation elsewhere - either in shared houses, or for local students, at home ... that the best universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are likely to face a severe shortage of purpose-built student accommodation, while continuing to grow. Peter Allen, head of Savills ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Academy for Performing Arts hampered by lack of accommodation

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow and Charmaine Che

    ... Vivienne Chow and Charmaine Che Performing arts college is keen to diversify and welcome more overseas students but lack of accommodation is hampering its plans Academy wants to put expansion to bed A lack of accommodation is holding back plans for the Academy for Performing Arts to bring in more students from outside Hong Kong. The academy, which saw a big rise in the number ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ACCOMMODATION

    Subdivided-flat misery much worse than realised, study finds

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... than the government's estimate last year that 30,000 families live in subdivided accommodation. The high number was calculated by the Platform Concerning Subdivided Flats and Relevant Issues in Hong Kong, a group formed in March by academics and social workers. In October and November, the group sent more than 200 college students to inspect 4,045 flats in buildings older than ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - Rental property

    Mainland students renting rooms rather than flats in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:56am by Sandy Li

    ... in Hong Kong remains unchanged. What is different this year is that some of them prefer renting a room for the student instead of having him or her share a two- or three-bedroom flat with classmates or fellow students from the same province. It is a clear indication that their budgets have shrunk. A property agent in Tseung Kwan O said he had had handled several transactions ...

  9. HKUST consults over accommodation plan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has launched a consultation on a points system for allocating student accommodation, a move that will make it harder for local ... by the entire higher education sector'. There are currently about 3,800 student accommodation places for a population of 9,000 full-time students, of whom 1,200 are from the mainland and 500 ...

  10. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong investors take a shine to UK student studio flats

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... (HK$586,000), making them less costly to buy than most mainstream British homes. Hong Kong investors have purchased 17 such studio flats at the City Point student accommodation block in Liverpool ... is confident Academy 8 will appeal to students. "There is lots of accommodation out there, whether it be new-build or old terraced houses. So there is a lot of choice," said Moore. "But ...




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