Student Housing Leadership Awards

Posted by: August 10th, 2016
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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 ( 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 ( the sector is set to grow even further. London especially, has grown by 86,000 students since 2002 at a rate of 3.5% and this rate is expected to continue over the next 10 years.

With British Universities continuing to prosper in the extremely competitive global higher education. The demand for places continues to rise, which means the talent to service this demand grows each year within the UK. The Property Recruitment Company, being specialist talent attractors have recognised this and look to award the top talent from across the emerging, vibrant Student Housing industry.

The Student Housing Leadership Awards 2016 are an industry first and aim to shape best practice, recognise exceptional contributions and raise the standard of the Student Housing industry. We realise that there are several awards that recognise teams and businesses but non that awards the hard working, incredible talent and the Property Recruitment Company hopes to change this with the SHLA’s.

Applications are now live and we are looking for your nominations! Do you have any superstars that you work with or have previously worked with? Do you know a Student Accommodation Managers who goes above and beyond every day within their line of work? If so we want to hear from you! This year we have the following categories;

  • Student Accommodation Manager of the Year
  • Assistant Accommodation Manager
  • Most innovative Sales Approach
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Site Team of the Year
  • Student Event of the Year
  • Charity Partnership of the Year


The awards are free to enter, yes that’s right completely free! All we ask is that you download an application form for your category ( and get this back to us by August 19th.

We have an incredible set of judges lined up for the awards from all aspects of the industry who will use their expertise to judge all applications fairly. This is your chance to showcase why you are great in front of the most talented within Student Housing. Take a look at our fantastic line up of judges here (

The awards will take place on October 12th at a fantastic venue in London and we can’t wait to celebrate the brilliant and best talent within Student Housing. We hope to see you there and, good luck!

If you have an questions regarding the SHLA’s or Student Housing recruitment please contact: