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How Students Drive real estate prices worldwide

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| 22 Jun 2012, 10:11 AM Agree 0
Student Accommodation and International Real Estate Investing

Smart real estate investors around the world know that one of the best places to buy rental real estate is in cities and towns where there are good colleges and universities.
The reason that these areas make such good global real estate buys is that the rental demand for student accommodation will always be strong. This means it will be easy to find renters and that there will probably be more renters than there are property to rent, putting the savvy international real estate owner in a very good situation.

Best Places For Student Accommodation
Here’s an interesting article that outlines the top 9 destinations for international students around the world:
According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle report entitled “International student destinations redefining the world of real estate investment”, the nine top destinations in the world for international students are also tops in terms of being real estate investment destinations for both residential and commercial properties.
1. London: London’s international student population is diverse, with a growing proportion coming in from Asia. China and India alone represent 22 per cent of the international student population in the UK. The abundance of good educational institutions coupled with the diversity and style that London exudes make the city a prime target for real estate investment.

Other Markets For International Student Real Estate
Other top real estate markets for international students include:
• London – This area has a strong appeal to students from Asia, China and India
• New York City – The NYC area boasts some of the best universities in the world
• Tokyo – The excellent location and rich cultural history make Tokyo a strong draw for students from China, South Korea and Taiwan
• Singapore – Some say this market is just beginning an upturn, meaning good potential profits for the global real estate investor
• Shanghai – This city is benefitting from the increased demand for Mandarin language skills around the world
• Los Angeles – LA’s entertainment industry and diverse economy attract more international students than any other city in the U.S.
• Toronto – 30% of the international students in this hot real estate market are from China
• Sydney – Ranks among the top 50 university markets world wide
• Melbourne – This Australian city has recently surpassed Vancouver, BC, as the most livable city in the world

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