Welcome to Studivest
Studivest firmly believes that this compelling asset class can have great appeal and that large and small professional investors should have the opportunity to enter the market and share in its enduring fundamentals of non-cyclical popularity, structural undersupply, sustainable income and solid capital growth and rising global demand.
Our aim is to provide access to carefully chosen projects and investment opportunities in attractive locations, convenient for high-quality higher education establishments.
With almost a decade of collective, hands-on experience in the student housing space, the Studivest team has witnessed the evolution and growing appeal of the asset class amongst global investors.
What we have also noticed is that the mega-deals we have seen, while confirming the undoubted appeal of student housing, can preclude investors still with significant, but relatively more modest, sums to invest.
Studivest seeks to source great investment opportunities, in mature and frontier markets, at investment levels that open up student housing to a much wider professional investor audience.
Meet the Team
The Studivest team is made up of investment professionals with a range of complementary skills and experience, dedicated to bringing you the very best student housing opportunities.
We work closely with Development, Engineering, Planning and Design Consultants, each with significant development, construction, design and business management expertise – most notably with primary activity across the UK, Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Business Development Director
Tony has almost ten years of hands-on experience of the PBSH market having been part of the senior management team behind the Luxembourg-regulated Coral Student Portfolio.
Responsible for Marketing globally, and Business Development in the Middle East, Tony and the Founders of the fund saw its AUM grow to over $230m at its peak.
The fund was acquired by the Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) almost three years ago and until very recently, Tony continued to head up the Marketing & Communications functions for what became GSA Coral, one of the most successful and mature investment vehicles in the sector.
As Studivest's Business Development Director, Tony drives our work in introducing Student Housing to the wider Professional Investor community while growing our network of developers and investors.
His in-depth knowledge and experience of the sector provides Studivest and its partners with a unique edge and advantage.
Emily has 15 years' experience in managerial positions within the FMCG retail market and HR sector in a variety of industries ranging from construction to finance, as well as two years in the PBSH sector.
Her last position before joining Studivest was as Global lead of HR for one of the industry's leading Forex brokers, covering multiple locations and countries such as the UK, Cyprus, Poland, China and Australia.
In her position of Operations & Finance Director, Emily oversees all processes within Studivest ranging from Business Development, Client Relations, Creative Design, Finance, Digital Development and the day-to-day operations within Studivest as well as the other brands within the Mellstock family.
She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Marine Environmental Sciences and is an Associate member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), Europe's leading professional body for Human Resources and People Management.
Head of Development
Peter is a seasoned, successful and driven developer with over 30 years of experience in construction and development and a track record of completed and profitable projects across a broad spread of European countries. His experience is as evident "on-site" as it is "off-site", as he has high skill levels in negotiation, defining strategic imperatives, achieving goals and optimising business direction, whilst ensuring that his teams monitor construction quality, schedule and budget to exacting standards.
His mature network includes the very best talent in architectural design, construction engineering & management, LEED and BREEM certified as well as the legal and financial disciplines necessary to ensure project success.
With over 10 years working in Poland and neighbouring CEE countries, he also has unique insight to charting a successful course through the waters of government and local municipal administrations and has built strong relationships with universities and student bodies.
With over 10 years' experience working within the finance industry, India is responsible for all marketing material, ensuring that investor relations and marketing materials convey the essence of Studivest’s compelling opportunities.
Her background in the Credit Rating industry has provided her with relevant experience of investment issues and an understanding of the value of delivering pertinent and accurate messaging and reporting.
Head of Communications
With 20 years’ experience over a broad range of finance and markets activity; James heads up our communications function ensuring our messages reach the broadest possible audience.
At Studivest, we understand the value of communication and James’ skills and expertise in this area are a key element of our information and Thought Leadership activities.
Has over 20 years' experience in FMCG and has helped numerous small businesses grow in her position as Business Development Director for a leading convenience FMCG retailer. Managing a small team of business advisors, to ensure that businesses received the best support across a large region of the UK.
Nikki is now the Finance Manager for Studivest bringing across her sound knowledge of figures, demographics, social convenience expertise and project management experience, all of which have a relevance to Studivest's broad range of capabilities in the PBSH sector.
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