Achieving Advantage

Top student accommodation provider Collegiate offers full service partnerships for 2018

Achieving Advantage
  • Record 30,000 student bed spaces delivered in 2017 (Cushman Wakefield)
  • Collegiate Advantage delivering superior services to partners around the world
  • 2018 to see key corporate focus on innovation, capacity and capability at Collegiate

The number of new student bed spaces delivered in 2017 hit a record high of 30,000 in 2017, according to the Cushman Wakefield Student Accommodation Annual Report 2017. The figure means the total number of purpose-built bed spaces in the UK has now reached 602,000 for the 2017/18 academic year.
One of the leading contributors to the development of the market in 2017 was Collegiate. The company also has big plans for 2018. Far from being purely an accommodation management company, Collegiate has built a unique full service offering, delivering development, design, construction support, specifiers and long-term operations services to a range of corporate partners.

“Too many companies position themselves as student accommodation managers, without considering the bigger picture. That’s why we’ve developed the Collegiate Advantage programme, based on our work on over 500 development projects in the UK and overseas, where we’ve served students from more than 100 countries.” Heriberto Cuanalo, CEO, Collegiate

Developers and investors seeking excellence in 2018 can benefit from a range of Collegiate services. Quality and excellence are built in at every stage of the process, which delivers an end-to-end package designed to focus on corporate partners’ needs and students’ future desires. This blend of experience is what gives Collegiate the edge, allowing the company to deliver unparalleled value while future proofing its operations and the work it undertakes with its partners.
“We have worked as partners with Collegiate on three prestige schemes over three years and their design and specification support, and operational capacity, have helped Studious to achieve a strong reputation with both consumers and with the investment market. Our schemes have durable high-quality specifications and a sense of style that will see them succeed over the long term. We receive excellent feedback from students and their parents alike, our schemes have always been 100% full and we are well positioned for sustainable rental growth.” Sevi Rixson, Managing Director, Studious

For the cross-sector experience Collegiate team, the focus in 2018 will be about continuing to innovate, in partnership with organisations in the UK and overseas. From viable, intelligent design to extensive operational capacity, Collegiate has the breadth of delivery needed to operate with multiple partners across multiple countries. The organisation has doubled in size every two years – and 2018 looks to continue the trend.

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