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Stonehill is a developer of and investor in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and other contemporary living formats.

1. About us

Redefining Living

Stonehill is a developer of and investor in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and other contemporary living formats.

The group is active in the UK, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Spain.

Stonehill takes responsibility for all aspects of the development process, from origination, planning, construction, and mobilisation following practical completion.

Stonehill exits some projects via sales to long term investors and others it retains as investments. 

Stonehill has dedicated, local teams on the ground in each country, responsible for managing the development process and operating its investment properties on completion.

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2. Mission

Mission Statement

PBSA has become a core investment asset for global real estate investors, as evidenced by the growing volume of investment activity in the sector in every country in recent years.

Stonehill advocates the stable long term income streams derived from premium PBSA, fuelled by each new generation of students annually. 

The design objective is to achieve a globally recognised premium which meets increasingly sophisticated international student requirements as well as institutional investment criteria. 

Wherever possible, the group’s philosophy is to deliver new developments which are spatially efficient and minimise the carbon footprint. 

Stonehill offers “best in class” student accommodation in multiple European markets, tailoring the room format, specification, and rental level to the specific needs of each location.

3. Force

Our Strengths

Stonehill has acquired a valuable, pan-European overview of student requirements in different markets.

The group has a strong development management capability, based on the broad international experience of its construction managers over many decades.

Perfect locations

A student is the ultimate customer, and the customer is invariably right. Identifying a suitable location for a student residence is the most important consideration. 

Stonehill’s projects are located as close as possible to university facilities, within easy distance of downtown amenities and public transport. 

Bespoke projects

Stonehill delivers both premium, open market projects, as well as affordable student accommodation, based on bespoke financing solutions.

The design and specification of every project is geared to the enhancement of long-term investment value.

Design expertise

Design development is outsourced to a limited number of third party consultancies with whom Stonehill has established a close working relationship over many years. Their huge experience in the design of student accommodation is transferred to less mature, multiple student markets. 

Room formats and amenity spaces are tailored to meet precise local requirements, but at the same time achieve institutional standards. 

4. Sustainability

ESG & Carbon Neutrality

With rapidly changing attitudes towards achieving zero carbon impact, Stonehill consistently delivers projects with high energy efficiency and minimal embedded and operational carbon emissions. It also makes commercial sense to minimise overhead costs and optimise the net operating income, as well as contribute to long-term decarbonisation.

Stonehill deploys a wide range of active and passive carbon saving technologies. These include high levels of insulation, roof mounted PV panels and smart building monitoring systems.

In all of its developments where technical conditions allow, Stonehill deploys heat pump technology – either GSHP or ASHP systems, providing both winter heating and summer cooling.

Stonehill aims to achieve LEED Gold Certification for all its projects, whenever possible.

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