Real estate investment platforms typically offer a mix of traditional commercial properties as investment opportunities for investors to participate it in. These can include investments such as office buildings, hotel developments, shopping centers. Recently, CrowdfundUP extended their reach of commercial properties offered to Investors to include high-quality student accommodation properties located in Colorado, Mississipi and Alabama in the United States.
Among these student accommodation projects are off-campus student housing projects including multifamily investment opportunities, that often feature a stable source of potential tenants, demand that can sometimes increase during economic downturns (when student populations often grow), and an opportunity for diversification.
Student accommodation has proven to be a defensive asset class during economic downturns generating long-term steady income streams. Demand for higher education typically increases during the economic downturn, which allows properties to maintain steady occupancy and revenues even during times of significant economic stress.
With new students arriving each year, student housing projects can represent excellent investment opportunities, with a potentially large and steady pool of tenants in top locations across the world.
According to the National Real Estate Investor, many university areas have become particularly appealing for these types of projects. As a result, unique student housing projects continue to emerge on the CrowdfundUP platform and remain popular and attractive opportunities for Australian investors.