Traditionally, purpose built student accommodation was provided by academic institutions using their own land and funded through borrowing or capital reserves. This model exposes institutions to planning, design and construction risks. It also ties up resources which may be better deployed elsewhere.

More innovative ways of approaching project funding have been developed, mainly taking advantage of the private sector’s growing willingness to invest.

Osborne has implemented funding solutions for projects through a variety of structures including joint ventures and partnerships. Our strong financial standing and cash resources support property development and investment opportunities, while our agile decision making enables us to respond quickly when opportunities are presented.

The structure may be a simple ‘soft’ nomination agreement supporting a direct let scheme, a long term reversionary lease or an off balance sheet stock transfer providing a capital receipt. Osborne experts guide our partners through the financial options using our experience and strong relationships with some of the key institutional funders in the market.