2024 Student Housing Outlook

In our 2024 student housing outlook we explore recent trends and new predictions for the sector. Derived from substantial transaction volume in investment sales, structured finance, and loan servicing, our proprietary data aggregation allows us to compile the most comprehensive and accurate market portrayal.

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The purpose-built student housing sector has seen significant shifts over the years. What used to be a quiet mom-and-pop business model generating $5-$7 billion a year in transactions is now attracting regional, national, and international investors, with transaction volume peaking at $24 billion in Q3 of 2022.

Walker & Dunlop’s capital market experts are constantly monitoring the student housing industry, focusing on what investors need to know. Our skilled student housing team specializes in delivering creative solutions to help you achieve your goals. With our deep capital connections, proven deal experience, and local market intelligence, our platform sets a new standard of excellence in student housing advisory. 

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Total financing volume


Total Property sales volume


Fannie mae student housing lender in 2022


assets underwritten across 46 states


Units represented across 75 markets


beds represented across 75 markets