Global Investment Summit

February 14, 2pm

Progressive and rapidly developing, the global tour begins in Singapore – a city ranked second in the real estate market for Asia Pacific. With its advanced infrastructure, co-living developments and student accommodations are well on the rise in this vibrant market.

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 PBSA: low correlation to economic cycles, strong long term demand, consistent rental income and heavy lack of supply across markets.

3.

Private Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is very established in the UK and a quickly emerging asset class on the European continent. In contrast, PBSA in Singapore is provided  by universities.

4.

Along broader trends in real estate investment, student accommodation yields keep compressing with more and more capital entering the market space. This is pushing product optimisation and operational excellence alike.

5.

Hybridisation is happening and it’s important to understand where PBSA, co-living, serviced apartments and hospitality relate and differentiate.

6.

In Singapore, co-living spaces are developing to cater to mobile young professionals. Operators are experimenting with different products and partnerships to provide amenities like gyms, libraries and workshops to maximize resident experience and minimize operational costs.

7.

Strict housing policies in Singapore often make it difficult to develop flexible housing options. This can hinder possibilities for short stay urban living for Gen-Y and retaining talent in the city.
Presentation

An outlook on the European urban living landscape

Jorick Beijer

Director

The Class of 2020

Panel

How new ways of urban living accommodate talent in Singapore

Speakers

Moderator

Dr. John Fong

CEO & Head of Campus,

S P Jain School of Global Management

Gan Hup Tan

Assistant Vice President

The Ascott Limited

Calvin Cai

Country Head

LOGIN Apartment

Anupam Yog

Founder

Mirabilis Advisory

Jorick Beijer

Director

The Class of 2020

Panel

Global trends in PBSA and co-living investments

Speakers

Moderator

Eugene Yeo

Senior Vice President

GIC

Frank Uffen

Director of Partnership

The Student Hotel

Victor Lor

Head of Capital – Asia Pacific

GSA

Raj Kotecha

Co-founder & Managing Director

AMRO Partners

Noeleen Goh

Senior Director - Alternatives (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

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