Our sponsors and exhibitors look forward to welcoming you and can be found in the exhibition hall during the networking breaks of the conference.
CRM Students is the UK’s leading and largest independent student accommodation management brand, with over 15 years experience in successfully delivering client objectives for the student accommodation industry.
We provide management services for over 140 student schemes in 40 locations throughout the UK and totalling in excess of 29,000 beds.
Every scheme is different and our philosophy is to provide a safe and caring environment in which our student tenants and our staff can live and work, whilst taking into account the sensitivities of the local area and community.
We are a trusted partner and industry expert with an exceptional reputation for delivering outstanding student accommodation.
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Investec’s Structured Property Finance team has over 20 years’ experience in real estate. We focus on developing close and exceptional partnerships with our clients to provide solutions for deals requiring funding of £5 million upwards. Last year we lent more than £700 million. We pride ourselves on examining each deal on its merits to create interesting and flexible solutions, we are not tick-box lenders. Our flat structure allows our team the freedom to get to a decision quickly. We understand that our clients sometimes need their finance partners to move fast when a project demands it. Our process – with four credit sittings a week and a dedicated in-house legal team – means we can very quickly move from application through analysis to decision.
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Collegiate is regarded as the highest quality operator of student housing in the UK & Europe, and is recognised as an international student consumer brand collection. Collegiate’s objective is to deliver the best student experience in the world within its class leading residences and to pioneer new markets with strategic developers and investors as partners.
amber energy® is a consultancy based in Cardiff and London who provide solutions to the complex world of energy. Founded in 2009 amber energy® leads the way in PBSA Energy Management and have over 7 years’ experience working with private PBSA owners, providing them with specialised solutions tailored for their business needs. By “challenging the norm” amber’s team of in-house experts work in partnership with businesses to find solutions to reduce their utility costs. For amber, it’s all about supporting businesses to achieve their goals, because the best kind of energy broker, is not a broker.
ASK4 is an award-winning provider of high-speed internet solutions and managed data services. Partnering with universities and private accommodation providers, ASK4 currently serves over 160,000 customers at 400+ sites across Europe.
Services include superfast broadband, full site WiFi, 24/7/365 multi-lingual technical support and VoIP telephony. ASK4 also offers a range of infrastructure networks to enable building services such as IP-CCTV and door access control.
In 2017, ASK4 won Innovation of the Year for 4Network at the Student Accommodation Awards.
Our industry leading Student Accommodation team focus solely on the student housing sector.
We have the largest dedicated London-based valuation team in the student sector and have fully experienced sector valuers in our national network. We seek to create advantage for all our clients from a combination of accurate valuations, reliable delivery, up-to-date market intelligence, benchmark data and our wider network of industry contacts.
We are the retained valuer to the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund, The IQ Fund, The Curlew Fund, Empiric Student Property Plc and to all the UK institutions with sector exposure. We provide regular and one-off advice to the full range of lenders in today's marketplace.
David Phillips is the UK’s leading FF&E provider to the student accommodation sector.
We design, supply and install bespoke, cost effective and stylish fitted bedrooms and kitchens to accommodation providers and contractors requiring a solution for multi-room schemes.
We assist with budgets, aid design co-ordination, supply samples, install marketing suites, and provide a fully project managed service throughout the installation phase.
With a proven track record, and dual provision for project and aftercare, we can offer you a genuine one stop shop for all your FF&E needs.
For those of you who know StudentCom, we are excited to let you know we are now Glide Student.
Glide Student is part of Glide, a group of businesses dedicated to providing complete connectivity, utilities and communications services for the student, business and Build-To-Rent markets.
Glide Student is the leading provider of complete connectivity services for student accommodation serving over 350,000 students across 600 sites. We create better student experiences through best in class broadband services, cabling expertise, seamless and powerful insights into what your students need.
Whether it’s studying, socialising, streaming, gaming, browsing or downloading, students always need fast, reliable internet, great content and friendly, efficient support that’s always there for them (and all of their devices). Glide Student has created Wi-Fi and connectivity services that keeps your students happy, your rooms filled, and always adds value to your organisation.
Irwin Mitchell acts for a wide variety of clients who rely on our commercial approach and ‘can do’ attitude. Our team works across major centres throughout the UK, so we understand the factors that influence your markets and the challenges you face
Our Real Estate team offers a broad range of services and specialist expertise for clients across all sectors. Whether you are investing in, developing, funding or occupying property, we can fulfil your legal needs and support you in achieving your business aspirations.
Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals.
Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be.
For the student property market Aldermore supports commercial investors, commercial landlords and experienced property developers to fund, invest, purchase and develop quality student accommodation through its range of Commercial Mortgages and Property Development finance.
Speak to the team to find out how Aldermore’s bespoke underwriting, flexible terms and award-winning service can help you realise your ambitions from the ground up.
Crystal Facilities Management has invaluable experience in
assisting the education sector with their building needs. Whether scheduled or
reactive works, we take great care to understand the detail within the
specifications and scope of works whilst delivering a planned and time
efficient operation to fulfil the needs of every customer. We are specialists
in the management of student accommodation, outsourcing strategies and
delivering integrated services enabling our customers to maximise their budgets
whilst providing an unrivalled world class service.
www.crystalservices.uk.com | 0845 459 3157 | email@example.com
Cushman & Wakefield is a market leader in the provision of Student Accommodation services in the UK. Our expertise is unique in that our client base and experience consists of all those involved in the student accommodation marketplace – universities, investors, developers, operators, as well as local and central government. Our data driven in-depth analysis and deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing the student accommodation and wider Higher Education sector enables us to provide market-leading, actionable advice. As a full-service provider, we are involved in all stages of the property life cycle including market targeting, demand & supply assessments, investment, valuation, development, funding and real estate strategy.
Fresh Property Group is a leading expert in the Purpose Built Accommodation sector. We currently have £1.9bn assets under management across the UK and in Ireland on behalf of our clients. Fresh Property Group looks after both Student Accommodation and Build-to-Rent Accommodation through our Fresh Student Living and Five Nine Living brands. The group acts as the backbone to both service lines, providing national infrastructure and buying power to the individual brands, whilst ensuring they can both act dynamically and responsively to the intricate nuances and marketing requirements of each market segment.
Host – the student facing brand of Victoria Hall Management Ltd, operating over 11,000 beds across 19 cities across the UK and Ireland. Host offers hassle-free, all-inclusive student accommodation and provides students with a welcoming, reassuring and stress-free experience at university or college.
There’s nothing we don’t know about developing student accommodation and creating successful long-term investments. Our proven track record and the excellent reputation we’ve earned over the past 20 years in managing, developing, investing in and operating student accommodation speaks for itself.
Lockton’s Real Estate & Construction team deliver innovative insurance placements and risk management services for student housing owners and operators. Our many years of experience in this sector have enabled us to develop a robust and proven policy wording which goes beyond the basic insurance needs of a student housing landlord and includes valuable extensions to cover. Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned independent global broker, with 6,500 associates and 85 offices worldwide.
Established in 2009, Maslow Capital is a leading provider of development finance for the construction of purpose-built student accommodation. Equipped with one of the biggest balance sheets in the industry, offering loans of up to £100 million per scheme. Maslow specialises in the provision of senior and stretch senior loans and actively support experienced and professional developers undertaking residential, mixed-used and student developments in the UK.
At ChapmanBDSP, we understand that student accommodation is about much more than bedrooms.
We are a building services consultancy with a proud record of providing value engineered solutions in the sector and well beyond.
We provide a full multi-disciplinary service - including MEP, environmental, fire, lighting and vertical transportation - and our wider work in co-living accommodation, hotels and residential sectors allows us to take advantage of knowledge gained on a diverse range of projects.
Our clients rely on us deliver comfort, facilities, data connectivity and security solutions while focusing on optimising cost and design.
FP McCann is the UK’s largest precast manufacturer, producing one of the most extensive ranges of precast products.
It’s Architectural & Structural precast division is a leading supplier of precast concrete modular building solutions to the Student Accommodation market. The cross-wall construction system provides a complete structural alternative to traditional building that comprises of floors, walls, stairs and landings. This can be supplied as a grey concrete frame to be clad or brick faced / acid etched sandwich panel system with the option for windows and glazing to be installed during manufacture.
The benefits of a precast solution is Precision, Quality, Speed, Robustness, Fire Resistance, excellent Acoustic properties , it is also a very economical solution to your accommodation requirements reducing the time on-site by up to 50%
NSP Security has been manufacturing and providing Electronic Locking and Access Control Systems for over 20 years, and we are one of the leading providers to the PBSA & Higher Education sectors.
We have been trusted to secure many thousands of doors, across many hundreds of locations across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
NSP Security have consistently driven down the cost of Electronic Access Control, whilst investing significantly in product development, and to that end launching features such as Mobile Access Control, enabling Residents access via their Smart Phone.
We would be delighted to discuss any new PBSA development, and provide you a brief demonstration at the conference – please visit our stand for more information.
Offsite Solutions is the leading bathroom pod manufacturer in the UK, supplying over 10,000 pod units every year to leading main contractors and developers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality bathroom pods to suit all sectors and budgets, from cost-effective GRP composite units, hybrid pods and premium 5* steel framed pods for high specification applications. Our expertise spans a wide range of sectors including hotels, healthcare, PRS/Build to Rent, student accommodation, social housing, luxury apartments, care homes and military. Offsite Solutions is part of a family owned group of companies including Deanestor and Dentalstyle. The group has been manufacturing products for the construction industry for more than 60 years. It employs around 500 highly skilled staff, operates production facilities in excess of 250,000 sq. ft. and has annual sales of more than £50m.
Since its foundation in 1983, Technogym has grown to become a world-leading producer of state of the art fitness equipment and digital solutions, renowned for innovative design and next generation, future-proof technology. From concept to final installation, Technogym helps you design a world-class fitness facility that will give students even more reason to select your property. We will work with you to select the right equipment for your available space and unique demographic, as well as assist with delivery, staff training, payment and service packages to suit your specific needs. Since its foundation in 1983, Technogym has grown to become a world-leading producer of state-of-the art fitness equipment and digital solutions, renowned for innovative design and next generation, future-proof technology. From concept to final installation, Technogym helps you design a world-class fitness facility that will give students even more reason to select your property. We will work with you to select the right equipment for your available space and unique demographic, as well as assist with delivery, staff training, payment and service packages to suit your specific needs.
Walker Modular are the only choice for Superior Quality Bathroom Pods. Europe’s Leading Bathroom Pod Designer, Manufacturer and Primary Supplier to Developers, Contractors and Blue Chip Companies. From Five Star Hotels, Hospitals, Prisons, Nursing Homes and Student Accommodation, we've designed and built Bathroom Pods to suit all environments. We have unrivalled knowledge, experience and state-of-the-art Production Facilities which now boasts an impressive 750,000 sqft. We are a Committed Team, driven to deliver the highest standards and we welcome all Developers, Contractors and Architects to view our First Class Exhibition Showroom in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
ASSA ABLOY Access Control will be presenting our key solutions for access control and security in student accommodation.
SMARTair® is our tried and tested, battery operated, wireless access control system, which is the ideal solution for improving security and simplify day to day operations, in student accommodation.
eCLIQ is our latest completely electronic cylinder platform. It offers more durability, more security and more flexibility than conventional locking systems, for student accommodation.
Visit us on stand 19 to discover how our solutions can offer you increased security and enhanced flexibility, for users, managers and administrators alike.
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality manufacture, supply and install systems and equipment to suit all your security requirements.
VingCard Locks in your property can be upgraded to work with our easy to use app which is available on IOS and Android smartphones and wearable devices. Our Mobile Access solution adds great value to the guest experience by removing queuing for check-in and keycard encoding. It also has the potential to boost your property’s overall profitability by adding value and relevance to your property.
Our continued drive to use the latest technology ensures that you are able to offer your guests the very best in convenience, security and peace of mind.
Chapps stands for “Checking Apps”.
We specialize in creating Apps for the property management industry.
We built a platform of unique & professional Apps, each one tailored to the different inspection challenges you are confronted with. A Dorm Inspector App specifically designed to handle student housing, A Building Inspector App, designed for block & building management. Last but not least, we complete our series with the Rental Inspector App, a powerful inspection tool for residential lettings.
So, what are you waiting for?
Discover the Chapps Apps today, and change your ways!
Elfin Kitchens is the home of pre-built compact kitchens in the UK, offering an unparalleled range of models to suit a variety of student accommodation. The company’s range of compact all-in-one kitchens are designed to fulfil all aspects of modern student living, regardless of the space available. Indeed, Elfin’s kitchens have been installed in dozens of student accommodation projects throughout the UK, with its expert team involved closely at all stages of the supply chain to ensure products are supplied on time and to the exact specification required.
GMG Vending is a family business with a vision to be recognised as a leading vending service provider that is most innovative and has the latest, healthiest and most up to date product range.
We are personable, professional and always friendly. As a local established business, we know our customers and excellent customer service is at the forefront of everything we do.
GMG Vending has been working with Universities and student accommodation companies for over 10 years. Some of our key accounts include Oxford University, one of our longest serving client and a number of sites with Host, CRM Students, The Stay Club, Pure Student Living, now IQ and Host.
higher education estates magazine is the only title in the UK to look in detail at the design, build, delivery & management of universities and colleges. As an editorially led publication we would welcome your latest case studies and press releases for consideration. We publish six issues per year that reach an audience of 8,860 named individuals including developers, architects, specifiers, contractors, project managers and University Estates Teams.
Hypnos is a family-run British company, has been manufacturing luxury handmade beds using time-honoured methods for over 100 years. Combining traditional skills with constant innovation and using the finest natural and sustainable materials.
Hypnos Contract Beds understands that its clients are in the Business of Sleep; delivering an exceptional sleep experience for their guests each and every time they visit, encouraging repeat business and positive reviews.
We provide tailored and versatile solutions for each hospitality property, delivering the perfect sleep experience for each type and size of bedroom, ultimately helping to maximise occupancy revenues and positive reviews.
Beautifully simple cloud-based property reporting software – allowing for market leading paperless management of inventories, check-ins, interim visits and comparative check-outs with integrated maintenance flagging. Optional 360° photo integration available.
Our innovative approach has led to numerous first to market releases:
• Tenant photo upload feedback – increases early engagement to reduce disputes at check-out.
• 360° photo integration – capture room perspective in a fraction of the time.
• Multi-lingual tenant emails – communicate our simple processes and enhance tenant satisfaction.
Online/offline usage (iOS & Android compatible) accessed from desktop, tablet and mobile. Cut admin time, reduce costs and avoid disputes.
Fireclass is a revolutionary new class of commercial fire detection products. Comprising of a comprehensive range of fully approved, quality products designed and manufactured in Europe, FireClass is designed to appeal to both the end user and installer.
FireClass is an open protocol system, which gives the end user complete freedom of choice when making decisions about the services, management and maintenance of the system.
It is the latest fire detection technology packaged as an easy to install, out-of-the-box, digital open-protocol solution.
Designed and engineered in Europe, FireClass technology is part of Johnson Controls, the world leader in fire and security solutions.
FireClass expert engineers and designers have been developing fire detection solutions for a wide range of environments from simple conventional systems to complex integrated systems for hazardous industrial installations.
K2 Consultancy is a leading client focused independent consultancy offering Project Management, Cost Management & Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Technical Services, Development Management and Construction Management services and solutions to the construction and property sectors. We are a fresh, dynamic organisation that thrives on delivering challenging projects for our clients. We provide the leadership, drive and “can do” culture which is essential for the success of every project. Our track record for providing sound strategic advice and solutions has resulted in us working with some of the foremost public and private companies. We take pride in providing expert impartial advice and producing better results by working in collaboration with our clients to provide a highly flexible service to meet project needs.
Kinetic was founded in 1998 with one aim: To develop the most innovative software to help university accommodation teams deliver the best student and customer experiences possible.
Fast forward 20 years, and we are now the technology partner of choice to the worlds' leading universities and colleges. We supply mission-critical software over 350 HEIs, from Stanford on the west coast of the US to Monash in Australia... Not to mention over 80% of universities in the UK.
We have fitted 27,000 LED lighting upgrades into student accommodation, that’s over 7,000 bedrooms in London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln. We are not only cutting lighting costs by over 50% and saving a total of £250,000 a year, it maximises the asset value of the property, increasing the yield on rental and overall improving the look of the building. All this with minimum disruption, fuss and mess to students in residence. Get a FREE lighting report from the UKs largest LED lighting upgrade specialist. Lighting Electricians
Milliken is a leading supplier of floor coverings for educational interiors, designed and manufactured from its award-winning ISO14001 certified design and manufacturing facilities in the UK. Milliken offers a full range of easy to install floor coverings from budget to premium carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) through to entrance matting. Milliken carpet tiles feature an integral cushion backing for improved acoustics and underfoot comfort.
They are CRI Green Label Plus and carry EPD verifications. Many collections feature 100% recycled content fibre as well as 90% recycled content cushion backing. Many collections are available on 48 hour and 10 day Quick Ship service.
RealPage®, the leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, is introducing the most advanced property management, renter services and asset optimisation solutions for BTR investors, agents and operators in the UK.
Our comprehensive, customisable, cloud-based platform is completely integrated to improve performance across property portfolios, addressing all accounting, operations, maintenance, marketing and renter needs—and the UK’s most powerful and effective revenue management system—to maximise value and better asset utilisation for all stakeholders.
The Mercury platform enables accommodation and residential staff to deliver revolutionary, customized content to their students and housing team. This includes custom housing applications, contracts and electronic signatures, online payments, student self-assignment, staff screens and menus. Mercury also delivers a robust set of reporting and administrative tools, without the need for 3rd party plug-ins.
StarRez is the world leader in student accommodation management software solutions with more than 600 clients worldwide. StarRez offers the most robust, mature, and easy-to-use student accommodation management solution on the market providing best-in-class solutions across all accommodation functions including: complete online student booking experience, maintenance requests, contract signature, communication, room conditions, shopping cart, reporting, and flexible billing. StarRez integrates with a range of accounting, online payment, door access, and facilities management solutions to ensure you achieve the highest level of operational efficiency.
TLJ are a family owned UK company, expert in the design, manufacture and installation of electronic locking systems for student accommodation. 2018 has seen TLJ install 10,000 locks in higher education developments throughout the UK. As well as RFID key cards and fobs, we have rolled out our Mobile Keys solution – opening doors by smartphone.
Uniquely in the industry we offer a comprehensive, wrap-around service as standard: “We’ve Got Your Back”. TLJ fit around the way you work to deliver value-engineered solutions at every stage of the project.
All TLJ's locks carry a full suite of certification including CE marking (fire, mechanical cycle test and LVD), Certifire and Secured by Design.
Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost and commercial management and advisory across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
We are based in 45 countries, 108 offices and more than 5,200 staff worldwide.
In 2017-18 we supported the delivery of more than 12,000 student accommodation beds in the UK for leading Universities, Funders, Developers and Operators. We have a wealth of data which has informed our client’s projects, developments, programmes and future strategies.
We are passionate about providing outstanding client outcomes, on time and on budget with student experiences at our core.
Welcome Furniture are a UK furniture manufacturer based in Caernarfon, North Wales. 150 personnel operating modern high tech machinery, dedicated to the production of bedrooms and kitchens for the PBSA sector. We have manufactured, delivered and installed almost 5,000 rooms in 2018. As a UK manufacturer, we are able to offer guaranteed pricing, unaffected by all the Brexit uncertainties. Quality Product, reliable service. Full FF&E packages available.
As one of the UK’s leading contract mattress manufacturers we are confident we have the perfect product to meet your needs.
We manufacture the complete range of Crib 5 / Source 5 Flammability standard BS7177 mattresses with excellent prices, service and after sales support.
We deliver nationally using our own fleet and drivers with a Next Day Service where required to ensure complete satisfaction, we pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations with an installation and recycling service also available.
Spring 2019 sees the launch of some exciting new mattresses that we are confident have never been seen before in Student Accommodation, please visit us on Stand 10 to find out more.
YourGuarantor are an institutional guarantor company providing services to students renting in the private sector. Formed in 2014, YG occupies a premier approval rating among universities within our HE partnership space. Aswell as providing an on demand guarantor service we are able to underwrite an accommodation providers' portfolio removing the requirement for them to ask for a guarantor. Authorised and regulated by the FCA with no requirement for a co-signer along with being the lowest cost provider in the market with no minimum fee, we believe we provide the strongest and most cost efficient service in the sector.
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At Addleshaw Goddard, we're known for the quality of our work, the imagination we bring and the impact we make.
We are a premium business law firm with international reach and an exceptional breadth of services. Our solution orientated approach and deep understanding of client markets, combined with long-term relationship investment creates and delivers superb value and results.
Our work in the student accommodation sector shapes legal models, structures and documentation for demand risk transactions. Our contacts and experience make us one of the market-leading legal advisors to the sector, with our divisions working together to cover all aspects of investment, development, funding and management; offering a service that supports on straightforward direct let arrangements to the most complex of arrangements.
"In the 20 years plus that we have been involved in the student accommodation sector, no award ceremony comes close as a conduit for sharing knowledge, strengthening relationships and celebrating achievements. These awards highlight not only the best work in the sector, but demonstrate collaboration, strategic thinking and new ways of working that makes us proud to sponsor the achievements of those working within it."
Tide Construction is a leading property development and contracting company utilising traditional and modular construction. We provide full turnkey building solutions using highly advanced offsite techniques, and all our projects are delivered using our accredited Offsite Manufacturing system; Vision Modular Systems. Our superior quality projects are substantially quicker to build than conventional schemes often resulting in a 50% programme savings. Our construction method also results in significantly less disruption onsite with up to 80% less vehicle movements and approximately 80% less construction waste produced. Tide have used this approach to deliver many high-quality student accommodation schemes throughout the UK.
Whittam Cox Architects are an award-winning design-led architectural practice with a 45 year heritage. Every design is built on a robust understanding of what drives clients, creating environments which balance form and function, in a commercially responsive context. Their approach has earned the practice a reputation for successful delivery and positive lasting partnerships. Their core strength is derived from their people. They currently employ over 130 talented and committed individuals, operating nationally in a wide range of sectors, primarily focused on residential, retail and commercial.