Regional Session: Netherlands

Date: May 29, 2017 
Location: Loyens & Loeff, Fred. Roeskestraat 100, 1076 ED Amsterdam
Time: 12.30h – 16.30h, followed by drinks
Price: €150 (one complimentary ticket per partner)

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Netherlands Regional Session

This exclusive Regional Session will consist of two The Class style panel discussions, and the launch of the Savills 2017 Student Housing report in The Netherlands

Panel 1: For students’ sake: how can education and housing work together to accommodate the growing needs of the market?
As the number of international students quickly rises, our universities and cities need to be ready to welcome them. How can universities and housing providers work together successfully tackle the issue, and what is the government doing?

Speakers will include:  
Pieter Duisenberg, Member of Parliament for the VVD
Frans Snijders, Director International Office at VU University Amsterdam
Dirk Haaksman, Senior accountmanager, NUFFIC

Presentation: The 2017 Student Housing in the Netherlands research report
by Bas Wilberts, Associate Director at Savills 

Panel 2: Market insights: keeping up with student housing investments
The student housing market is developing rapidly, however a housing shortage still remains. How can student housing and micro-living change the way young people live and work? 

Speakers will include: 
Bas Wilberts
, Associate Director, Savills
Martijn Vos, Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate at APG Asset Management
Vitaliy Tonenchuk, Senior Research and Analytics Manager at INREV

After going to the polls in March, coalition talks are taking time, and take place behind closed doors. What is on the wish-list of the higher education and the student housing communities? Should a comprehensive internationalisation strategy for higher education be part of the coalition agreement? Will the new government introduce legislation that might affect the student housing sector? Will the regulated system with maximised rents and rent subsidies be sustainable in the long run? And what is it that the students themselves want out of a student housing experience?

These are some of the questions that will be asked and answered during the two panels. One panel will focus on the higher education and city development community, while the other will focus on investment opportunities in the market, underscored by the latest market research presented by Savills.