21 minute listen time
26 August 2021
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The Covid-19 pandemic has not only challenged the way we work but also the way we live. So, can the emerging Residential Living Sectors really change our love affair for home ownership and residential property investment?  

In this episode of Talking Property, our experts shine a spotlight on emerging residential investment asset classes such as Build-to-Rent, Co-Living, PBSA and Affordable Housing and seek to understand what the hype is about and whether they are here to stay. 

Join CBRE’s Rosie Young, specialist in Purpose Built Student Accommodation & Co-Living and Steph Harper, specialist in Build-to-Rent and Affordable Housing as they unpack this emerging sector. Touching on terminology, commonalities between the sub sectors, demand drivers for investment and how this sector has weathered the Covid-19 pandemic and the current market outlook. 



Rosie Young - Director, CBRE Hotels & Student Accommodation, Valuations & Advisory Services, CBRE

Rosie has over 10 years’ experience in valuing PBSA assets across Australia and the UK for leading student accommodation providers, investors and developers. She has experience in providing strategic real estate advice in the sector including feasibility studies, valuations and development appraisals for both purpose built and conversion properties. Rosie has valued PBSA properties across all the main markets in Australia.


 Steph Harper – Director, Residential Living Sectors (Build-to-Rent, Multifamily, Co-Living and Affordable Housing), CBRE

Steph is the lead Valuer of CBRE’s Residential Investment Valuations team and industry specialist in Affordable Housing Build-to-Rent. Steph is at the forefront of this emerging asset class in the Australian property market, offering clients quality valuation and advisory services to better inform business decisions as this sector builds momentum.


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