Aviva Investors provides £236 million financing for student accommodation portfolio

(London) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has announced that it has completed a deal to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of student accommodation assets in the UK.

The deal, which completed last week, saw Aviva Investors provide a £236 million ten-year fixed-rate loan facility to a global institutional investor. The funding was used to assist with the acquisition of a portfolio of a c.£600 million student housing portfolio, representing approximately 3,200 student beds across eight properties in key regional cities throughout the UK, including Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Gregor Bamert, Head of Real Estate Finance at Aviva Investors, said:

“This deal represents one of the largest acquisition financings in the UK real estate finance market this year. It also demonstrates Aviva Investors’ continued support for the purpose-built student accommodation sector, alongside our strong appetite for best-in-class assets across key regional cities. We believe it positions us well in continuing to deliver stable, long-term investment returns to our clients.”

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