- The Netherlands continues to attract highly skilled internationals as a ‘value-for-money’ destination. Students and young professionals come for excellent academic institutions, an attractive quality of life and welcoming political climate. The biggest challenges for internationals moving to (and staying in) The Netherlands include securing affordable housing, finding an inclusive community and landing a job.
- While the concept of a ‘campus’ in The Netherlands is limited to a few key examples, higher education institutions, businesses and housing providers continue to make Amsterdam itself a campus.
- There are exciting opportunities to regenerate while increasing the supply of student accommodation through adding beds outside of city centres, but doing so successfully will require careful deliberation in keeping the campus open, mitigating time and travel costs and managing student expectations.
- The future of PBSA might include an increasing role of technology in resident management, increased emphases on sustainability and wellness and modular building.
- We will likely see more blending of student accommodation and young professional living as investor-operators pursue the potential widening target groups has in The Netherlands.