Introducing Fusion Students
IMAGINE LIVING IN THE BEST STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK
Who are Fusion Students?
Founded in 2013, Fusion Students acquires, develops, operates quality student housing across major UK University cities.
- Founded to capitalize on the growth opportunity that presented itself in the UK student accommodation market.
- Today it is one of the leading student housing developers.
Experienced team proven track record. Our team has decades of experience successfully investing in real estate.
- Principals of Fusion Students together have over 100 years of hands-on experience in residential and student housing developments in the UK
- Fusion Students has successfully completed 9 sites delivering over 3,500 quality student accommodation beds. Currently constructing approx. 1,650 beds with a further 2,400 in the pipeline.
Provide high-end, design-led residences to create a unique ‘Student Hotel Life’.
- Guiding principles to offer ‘best in class’ accommodation and healthy, social and vibrant environments.
- Create flourishing communities and provide a platform for residents to enjoy every moment in the company of new friends and like-minded fellow students.
- Continually strive to develop innovative and market-leading student accommodation
Clear value proposition: Operationally focused team with requisite skills, network, and knowledge to execute on its investment strategy.
- Proprietary access to investment opportunities.
- Extensive operational and strategic planning experience.
- Expert research and due-diligence capabilities.
Market opportunity: undersupply of well thought out and designed student accommodation at competitive prices.
- The number of domestic students attending higher education in the UK has grown by circa 20% in the last decade
- International student numbers studying in higher education in the UK have grown by over 50% during the last decade
- Increased demand from international and post graduate students for secure and well managed purpose built accommodation offering high levels of design home comfort
- Strong demand for UK student accommodation from international investors, creating attractive financing and exit opportunities
Investment approach: develops quality student accommodation in prime locations close to the universities and city centres at market competitive rates.
- Strong relationships with a team of professionals, including architects, quantity surveyors, contractors, and student letting managers who have a thorough understanding of the Fusion brand and the exact quality standards required
- Operationally oriented approach each asset receives substantial senior management resource
- Objective over the next five years to further expand the existing real estate portfolio by acquiring quality properties in excellent locations across the major UK university towns with a focus to add at least 20,000 beds
Stellar Portfolio Sale
In December 2018, Fusion Students sold the ‘stellar portfolio’ comprising four assets in Cardiff, Newcastle, Nottingham and Bristol to a JV between UK-based investment manager Arlington Advisors and Equitix.
The Stellar Portfolio consisted of:
Fusion Tower Bristol | 483 beds
Plummer House, Newcastle | 251 beds
Nova, Nottingham | 437 Beds
Eclipse, Cardiff | 686 Beds
Comprised of a total of 1,857 beds and sold for well in excess of the asking price of £232m
The sale was widely publicised in the press with the market acknowledging that it was “…one of the highest quality portfolios ever to come to market” with investor appetite being ferocious and attracting bids from all over the world.