Student residences are now seen as a fashionable real estate asset. According to a report by JLL, investments in such accommodations shot up by 137% in the first half of the year. In total, 140 million euros were disbursed.
The report highlights the imbalance between supply and demand in the sector. In 2022, there will be 111,000 beds in Spain, 14% more than at the end of 2020. This increase will not be sufficient because the INE estimates that the university-educated population between 18 and 24 years of age will increase by 13% by 2031.
The highest concentration of available supply is in Madrid (22.3%), followed by Catalonia (15.7%), Andalusia (14.3%) and Castilla y León (12.4%).