The largest-ever student housing deal in Australia this week signalled the sector has moved firmly into the mainstream of commercial real estate.
US$2 billion worth of capital was recently committed by two separate partnerships, evidencing the sector’s appeal.
International investors are targeting Japan’s ‘living’ sectors, driven by demographics and changing lifestyles.
Alternative assets have experienced spectacular growth since 2010, with research from JLL showing global investment volumes for the sector reached a record high in 2016.
Equity funds and investment managers have tripled their investment in alternative real estate assets -such as student housing and data centres – in the last five years.
Investors are increasingly turning to alternatives in the hunt for asset diversification.