Maslow Capital Supports the Development of Two Student Accommodation Schemes with £68M Loan

Leading real estate finance specialist, Maslow Capital, is facilitating the development of two student accommodation schemes in the heart of Leeds and Lancaster with a finance package totaling £68 million. Two loans will enable a joint venture between H.I.G. Realty Partners, the dedicated real estate investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with $59 billion of equity capital under management and Primus Property Group, a highly experienced developer specialising in the development of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation assets, to deliver a total of 790 student beds across two university cities.

£36 million will be allocated to the development of a world-class student accommodation scheme in Leeds. This scheme will introduce 402 state-of-the-art studios optimally located on Regent Street, less than a mile east of Leeds City Centre. This central location ensures that students will be close to both the academic and leisure facilities the city has to offer.

A further £32 million will support the development of a second student accommodation scheme in the city of Lancaster. This project’s desirable riverside setting will introduce a further 388 state-of-the-art studios. Both projects will offer a range of industry leading amenities, including games rooms, common living areas, private dining rooms, group study spaces, cinema rooms, gyms, yoga studios, and vibrant outdoor social areas.

A steady increase in domestic students, along with a surge in international students in Leeds and Lancaster, highlights the urgent need for more student housing in both cities. In Leeds, the number of international students has risen by 54% since 2015, while Lancaster has experienced a 19% increase. With Maslow’s £68 million finance package, H.I.G. Realty Partners and Primus Property Group will address the undersupply of quality student accommodation in Leeds and Lancaster, leveraging their expertise to meet the growing student housing needs in these cities.

The H.I.G. Realty Partners and Primus Property Group joint venture was advised by JLL.

“We are delighted to deepen our relationship with two top-tier clients, through the funding of these transformative projects. Our extensive experience in the sector, having funded a significant number of student accommodation schemes resulting in the creation of 3,916 student units since our inception, underscores Maslow’s steadfast commitment to supporting the development of high-quality living sector assets in locations where demand exceeds supply.”Sky Mapson, Director, Deal Origination at Maslow Capital

“The notable increase in the international student population in both Leeds and Lancaster has intensified the demand for high-quality student accommodation in these cities. The early reservation of properties and the heightened demand for homes within walking distance of universities are trends apparent in both cities. With esteemed universities experiencing a surge in enrollments, the supply of purpose-built student accommodations is pivotal.”Rachael Gordon, Head of Deal Execution at Maslow Capital

“The development of these two projects exemplifies our ambition to craft state-of-the-art student living experiences across the UK. Partnering with Maslow Capital, a proven name in the sector, assures us of the strength and reliability that comes with decades of experience in student accommodation financing. We are confident that together, we will set new benchmarks in student living, combining luxury, convenience, and community spirit.”Duncan Melville, Director at Primus Property Group 

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