Investec published research in 2019 showing that over 90% of investors think ‘blended living’ schemes combining buy-to-rent, student accommodation, co-living, retirement living and serviced apartments will become commonplace over the next five years.

This article in Property Week outlines the thoughts of several real estate experts exploring in a round table discussion what makes a successful blended living scheme; why this is struggling to gain traction from the ‘beds for rent’ sector; making sure developments are true to their location; the importance of good design; building a brand that can be used across the whole tenant lifecycle from student, across co-living, to BTR; getting through Planning regulations; technology in the sector; and how co-living is becoming a meaningful bridge between student rentals and BTR for investors.

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