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Student Housing Leadership Awards

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The Property Recruitment Company is proud to unveil the winners of the inaugural Student Housing Leadership Awards. The ceremony took place last night at the stunning White Loft in Southwark and highlighted the key people behind the Student Housing sector. With categories such as Accommodation Manager of the Year, Charity Partnership of the Year andRead More

Student Housing Leadership Awards – Judging Evening

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Wednesday evening kick started the inaugural Student Housing Leadership Awards. The majority of our judges spent the evening on the roof terrace of Paris Gardens Accommodation to discuss all the fantastic applications. With a drink in hand the judges set underway the task of adjudicating the booklet of applications compiled from people all across theRead More

Introducing Our Interim Concierge Services

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Residential Concierge Services are fast becoming a necessity for developments – no matter how big or small. Playing an essential role in the daily running of the building, Concierge Services offer personal assistance for tenants and vendor management as well as adding esteem to a building. It has been recognised that a Concierge will increase loyalty and tenant communicationsRead More

Student Housing Leadership Awards

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Investment volumes in student property in the UK reached a new record at £5.1 billion in 2015, more than doubling the previous year’s figure of £2.41 billion (http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/uk-student-property-record-2016051311910.html. The sector is going from strength to strength and with the restrictions on how many students each university could accept being lifted in September 2015 (http://classof2020.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Reseach-report-Student-Housing-Review-Autumn-2015-BiLFINGER-GVA.pdf) theRead More

BREXIT Opinion Poll Results

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The Future of Student Accommodation Investment

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As most savvy real estate investors know, identifying and investing in an emerging market can yield lucrative rewards. Entering such a market before the wave fully crests is key to a return on investment which can significantly outperform the more traditional real estate investment opportunities comprised of commercial, office and retail space. The student accommodationRead More

Why Employers Cannot Afford to Hang Around When Hiring

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In today’s economy with the unemployment rate around 5.5%, the United Kingdom is experiencing a skills shortage. Many employers have resorted to offering increased wages as a way of bringing in the best talent. However, this results in an increase in the employers costs which can in turn constrain or decrease profits. Perhaps it isRead More

Looking to be successful in the property sector?

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There’s a hotly contested debate about whether graduates should work for small or large companies. There are considerable advantages and disadvantages of both sizes. In this blog we aim show you why it’s better to work in a smaller company if you’re looking have a career in Property.   In small companies people tend toRead More

Top 3 tips for first time house buyers

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You’re a young professional: Living in the outskirts, working in central London, spending heart-breaking amounts on your commute every day, in hope one day you can afford to live comfortably in the city. Searching continuously on Right Move and Zoopla for the best homes giving you the best value and quality for your hard earnedRead More

Increased Need for Student Accommodation and the Recruitment Industry’s Part to Play

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Earlier this year Martin Corbett, former MD of Derwent FM, made an interesting comment on the future of the UK student accommodation market. “The market is growing from around 1.68 million students now to 1.91 million students by 2021/22 and then to 2.41m students by 2029. There is also a structural shortfall of 500,000 bedsRead More

Planning is better off without politicians!

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Here at The Property Recruitment Company we are in continuous contact with clients and are always having conversations about the latest developments in the sector. A topic that is always front and centre when speaking to professionals working in the sector is housing in London. The market is still so buoyant and latest forecasts estimateRead More

The Property & Construction industry is “sexy”!

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After our initial blog ‘Women in Construction’ got great attraction, we continued by writing a summary blog of ‘what the women in property, think about women in property’. Both blogs received great response, and after collecting the feedback from the ladies we interviewed, it proved that the majority had the same opinions. The vast majorityRead More

The quality of student accommodation!

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How shocked would you be if you were accepted onto your dream course at University only to find out you were being forced to share a room with a complete stranger? As you may or may not know, this outrageous situation did in fact happen to a number of students in 2014. This housing accommodationRead More

What Hotels Must Know to Keep Their Tech-Savvy Guests Plugged in?

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With the advancement of technology in the last half decade, the requirements of travellers today have also broadened and this is why hoteliers look to be quite active in reinterpreting, refreshing and refining their traditional hotel features in terms of the looks, location and services. Every traveller, depending on their age, require different sorts ofRead More

What does a Conservative win mean for the Property sector?

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As I write this blog it is with some confidence that the Conservatives have won a majority seating in Parliament.  As a recruiter entrenched in this sector I have followed the election campaign trying to build a view of what will happen to the sector after the 7th May.  Housing policy was definitely used inRead More

Are vendors still cost saving or are they costing the client?

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Over the past seven years Vendor Managed Systems (VMS) have become the go to system for many clients.  On paper they provided an excellent time and cost saving solution to clients hit hard by the recession. In addition to these savings it devolved recruitment from HR teams and acted as a filter to unwanted salesRead More