Undersupplied markets have become a destination for larger residential projects as of late, but limited availability of purpose-built accommodation has contributed to a strong platformisation trend. The rapid increase in student mobility exacerbates an already profound shortage of student accommodation throughout Europe. In recent years, we have seen the emergence of dedicated, ‘integrated’ web platforms, which promise to address evolving student needs (i.e. online booking, trusted third-parties, avirtual apartment viewings). What kind of preferences do platforms see in the booking behavior of students? What is expected to change in PBSA markets across Europe and what role will housing platforms have in future? And what can we learn from succesfull online education platforms?