Abstract

Student housing investments continue to gain the attention of real estate investors in the world. As the number of enrolling students for Tertiary Institutions increases, the gap between student housing needs andsupply has become widened and thereby opening investment opportunities for prospective investors. This in Abeokuta, Ogun State. A survey on rental and capital values of student accommodation in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY) and Federal College of Education, Abeokuta (F.C.E) was undertaken and it was based on interviews with Estate Surveying and Valuation firms. Findings revealed that student housing investment in the neighborhood of MAPOLY gives the highest rental and capital return due to lack of student accommodation facilities in the institution when compared to the neighborhood of FUNNAB and F.C.E. The study recommends that private developers/investors be encouraged to take advantage and pool more resources in student housing investment in order to maximize profits and meet the growing demand in the global world.

Key words: Student Housing, Student Housing Market, Tertiary Institutions (TIs), Ogun State

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