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DIF Invests in PBSA Assets to Expand Portfolio

clock iconCreated At:15 May, 2023
write iconCreated By:Samir Badawy

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To expand its portfolio, DIF acquired a company managing eight buildings across the UK in the areas of London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Newport. The company acquired is Ottoway Portfolio Holdings as part of an advised fund made by Arlington Advisors. On-board is also Campus Living Villages, an on-campus accommodation owner and operator.

What this Means for the Company

This new acquisition and portfolio expansion will add 4,500 rooms to the company’s already extensive portfolio. It will seek to increase university partnerships as well as long-term and short-term lease agreements.

According to DIF, this new opportunity will present it with unprecedentedly high levels of accommodation occupancy due to the unique locations available and the room prices, along with the company’s partnership with universities. The company will also benefit from its long-standing and robust relationships with its university partners.

The company also recognises the importance of PBSAs for local and international students and the vital role the company plays. The company also aims to maintain and expand its high-calibre institution partners.

About the Company

Dif Capital Partners was established in 2005 and is an independent infrastructure fund manager. The company was established with an initial fund of 16 billion euros. Since then, it has established itself as a market leader in mid-market investments across Europe, North America, and Australia.

The company focuses on two main sectors: investing in mid-sized projects with low risk, and investing in energy transitions and utilities. They also concentrate on renewable energy and sustainable transportation.

The team currently numbers 225 professionals spread across 11 offices. Through this global expansion, they have established strong local connections and are currently located in Amsterdam, Schiphol, Frankfurt, London, Helsinki, Madrid, Luxembourg, Paris, New York, Santiago, Sydney, and Toronto.


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