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Student housing: a hidden resilient investment opportunity

Abubakar Ghani, Zubairu and Sulaiman, Noralfishah (2016) Student housing: a hidden resilient investment opportunity. In: 8th International Real Estate Research Sysposium (IRERS 2016), 25-27 April 2016, Sunway Putra Hotel.


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In recent years there has been significantly unprecedented increase in student population in colleges of higher learning and student enrolment in higher institutions (HIs) generally exceed the available HIs student housing capacity. HI in many countries are clearly becoming incapacitated to accommodate the teaming student population which necessitated many students to overflow into the HIs‟ neighbourhood seeking for alternative housing in the private rental market and Malaysia is experiencing the same phenomenon. HIs students housing shortfalls and increasing students demand scenario arose the interest of many private investors in student housing development. This is because it has been found that investment in student housing is lucrative and promising business that guaranteed return for a long term investment. Therefore, this paper explores the nature and investment landscape of student housing especially from countries taking lead in the business as resilient from which conclusion is drawn.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student housing; investment; higher institution (HI); student housing demand; return; resilient
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB3201 School architecture and equipment. School physical facilities.
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:38
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8380
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