Collegiate are proud to have once again been lead sponsors of the UK’s largest student accommodation conference held this year at The Lancaster hotel in London, and run by Property Week.

Eri Cuanalo, MD of Collegiate AC, has a long running association with the conference and chaired a panel on innovation and the evolving priorities at the leading edge of student accommodation development. One of the themes he explored this year was how universities were becoming more discerning and focused on student needs in the procurement of joint venture projects in order to be able to better compete, and achieve an edge, in the increasingly competitive global higher education market.

Collegiate was asked to chair the panel because of their leading expertise at the cutting edge of the student accommodation management, including in particular in refining the design and specification of schemes to enhance the student experience and so achieve a competitive advantage.

Collegiate were also asked to chair a second panel on establishing a uniform system of accounts, a venture they are collaborating with JLL on, to help take the sector to a new level of transparency that would assist in enhancing liquidity even further for what has been over recent years the most resilient sector of the UK property market.