Nuveen and Value One complete second student living asset in Poland

Global investment manager Nuveen Real Estate, alongside its joint venture partner, Value One, has completed the development of Fabryczna 22, the second Polish student living asset to be delivered by the two firms’ Eagle joint venture.

Located in Poland’s third-largest city, Wroclaw, the asset was designed by Polish architectural firm, Kurylowicz & Associates, and accommodates 512 beds with a range of student amenities including a gym, resident lounges, study rooms, music room, private dining room, laundromat and rooftop terrace.

The asset will be manged by Value One’s student accommodation operator, Milestone.

Marta Cladera de Codina, head portfolio management for housing, alternatives and strategic transactions at Nuveen Real Estate, said: 'Student accommodation is one of our priority sub-sectors within the wider living asset class, as we see university cities across Europe lacking sufficient purpose-built and high-quality student accommodation to meet demand.

'This issue is especially acute in Poland, where the international student population is expected to continue to grow significantly. Our Eagle joint venture with Value One has been very effective at identifying sites and delivering a high specification product that can meet this demand, as well as setting a new standard for the student experience through Milestone’s operating platform.'

The Eagle joint venture with Vienna-based Value One was formed in 2019 to forward fund and develop student accommodation assets across Europe.

The completion of Milestone Fabryczna follows the acquisition of Milestone Wroclaw Olbin, also known as Prusa 9, in July 2021, which was redeveloped and expanded to accommodate 286 beds. Collectively the venture now holds 800 beds in Poland.

Christof Flöckner, managing director business development, Milestone Living, said: 'We are pleased once again to expand the range of premium accommodation for students in Wroclaw. This brings us an important step closer to our target of 5,000 beds in Poland.

'The growth potential in the Polish PBSA market will remain high in the future, as the demand is strong for accommodations built specifically for this increasing group of international students.'

The wider portfolio comprises of 7 assets across Italy, Portugal, Austria and Poland, with 1,390 completed beds and a further 1,340 units under construction. Nuveen is actively targeting further student living acquisitions across Europe.

Nuveen’s European Housing platform spans across multifamily, single family rental, student accommodation, senior living, affordable living and hotels. With a committed portfolio of around €2 bn including secured pipeline, Nuveen has a firm ambition to become one of Europe’s leading investment managers in the living sector.


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