Global Investment Summit

February 18, 2pm

As one of the richest, yet densest cities in the world, the need for urban living solutions is at the forefront for families and students to maintain their high quality of life. Hong Kong’s economic stability, culture and location have people flocking to this bustling city year after year.

The Global Investment Summit is designed to connect the dots between leading student housing operators and global investors in the future of living. The Class of 2020 has organized this exclusive event series in multiple cities around the world for industry leaders to network, explore key trends and shape the future of student living in emerging markets. 

Key Learnings

1.

Demand for living products in Europe is high because of well ranked higher education institutions, a quickly increasing share of English taught programmes and reasonable cost of study.

2.

The investment case for Purpose Built Student Accommodation: low correlation to economic cycles, strong long term demand, consistent rental income and heavy lack of supply across markets.

3.

Lines between living trends such as co-living, serviced apartments and similar hybrid living spaces are still blurred; however, cost and length of stay are becoming the differentiating factors.

4.

The digital nomads of Gen-Y value community, flexibility and the latest technology when selecting a place to live. Operators are leveraging their social media channels to target their tech-savvy consumers.

5.

In order to make the most efficient use of space in small urban dwellings, operators are seeking smart design concepts and testing these concepts carefully in multiple cities around the world.

6.

Locational data analytics provide powerful information on a user’s experience within a space. For example, dwell time in the common area.

7.

Biggest challenge in Asia? Getting your product to scale, especially if you want to own the asset. That’s why investors are looking into surrounding countries like Japan and India.
Presentation

An outlook on the European urban living landscape

Jorick Beijer

Director

The Class of 2020

Panel

The co-revolution blending living in Hong Kong and beyond

Speakers

Moderator

Alex Bent

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

District-15

Sachin Doshi

Founder & CEO

Weave Co-Living

Frank Uffen

Director of Partnership

The Student Hotel

Jorick Beijer

Director

The Class of 2020

Panel

Global trends in student accommodation investments

Speakers

Moderator

Victor Lor

Head of Capital – Asia Pacific

GSA

Raj Kotecha

Co-founder & Managing Director

AMRO Partners

Shashank Narayan

Director – Alternative Investments for Asia Capital Markets

JLL

Jorick Beijer

Director

The Class of 2020

Presentation

Drivers, Demand and Destinations: An Asian Market Outlook

Stefan Kolibar

Head of Marketing

StudentMarketing

Sponsors

Roadshow sponsor
City sponsors
Hosting sponsor

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