Are students the answer (for now) to the urban property crisis?

“… One interesting emerging trend in this context relates to the short-term strategies pursued by investors and speculators at a time of downturn. Many it seems have turned to students as a temporary source of rental income while they sit out the slump. This is reflected in several emergent trends. A number of property companies now have ‘products’ targeted at the student accommodation market …” (more)

[Michael Punch and Philip Lawton, Ireland after NAMA, 25 January]

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