Sigma Student Properties’ experienced team offers strategic opportunities. Student Property offers investors both high rental yields and strong capital growth.
Sigma Student Properties has wide experience in investing in Student Property. The company has a substantial porfolio under management in the wealthy south east of the UK. The Properties have been identified by personnel with in-depth planning and investment expertise.
Student housing has become an increasingly popular investment in recent years. The sector has ballooned from a fringe investment 10 years ago to a global market worth $200bn today. The growth has been underpinned by a rise in the number of students – up from 98m in 2000 to 165m in 2011.
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Strategy – Why?
- The highest returns available in the UK.
According to The Financial Times and Knight Frank, student property is the UK’s strongest asset class consistently offering higher rental returns.
- Fully managed and completely hassle free.
Student property not only offers far higher returns and occupancy levels but also requires absolutely no time or effort from the investor, unlike standard buy-to-let property.
- Structurally undersupplied.
Supply of purpose-built student property lags significantly behind demand which is growing year-on-year. The supply/demand gap is at its greatest at the higher end of the market.
- A growing market with positive prospects.
Despite there already being high demand and returns, Knight Frank anticipates growth in student numbers of between 3% and 4% pushing rental rates 2% and 3% higher in 2014.
Through ownership of individual or cluster apartment buy to let student accommodation our clients can benefit from an asset class rarely available to the retail market and receive income directly from their units rental much the same as owning a buy to let rental property. Due to the high demand for UK based student investment opportunities and this projects location we expect this opportunity to be received well by the market. With a minimum rental return of 8-10% per year over 5 years,and with developments being ideally situated within an significant catchment area with a large student population our clients can acquire income generating assets with long term scope for capital appreciation and high ongoing rental demand.