Established in 2002, CityBlock Group is a family–owned property business, specialising in investing, developing, and managing purpose-built student accommodation across the UK. Our professional client-focused approach, delivered by our experienced and dedicated team, demonstrates our commitment to offering exceptional levels of service and attention to detail.
With a strong track record spanning 17 years, CityBlock Group has enjoyed huge success in the student accommodation market. Identifying opportunities for development and delivering measured results, our investors can be assured of our ability to maximise asset value whilst also ensuring that the quality of the end product is never compromised.
Our vast experience within the industry allows us to oversee projects from start to finish, inclusive of site development and operations. We view our projects with a long-term perspective, focusing on creating profitable assets in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our investors.
We harness our team’s expertise in the property, design and construction markets, to deliver economical and effective property management as part of our results-driven approach. This has allowed us to achieve 100% occupancy throughout our near 20 years of operation, with an average rental growth of 5% per annum across all of our sites.
We have an in-depth knowledge of dealing with historic and listed buildings, transforming them into high-quality student accommodation whilst also staying true to the heritage of the original site. Our façade retention and ‘fossilisation’ solutions implemented in previous projects have been commended with a number of design awards.
We are well-recognised within our own industry, with all of our student accommodation being accredited and nationally recognised by Accreditation Network UK (ANUK) – the UK’s landlord accreditation body, which is supported by the National Union of Students (NUS). In 2019, we were proud to add the International Accommodation Quality Mark to our list of accreditations, having achieved at least a 90% satisfaction rate amongst international students. Additionally, in 2017 we were awarded Best Moving In Experience, and for a second year running were finalists in the Best Small Provider category in the National Student Housing Survey.
In 2020 we were shortlisted in the Developer of the Year category for the 2020 Property Week Student Accommodation Awards, recognising the successful delivery of CityBlock Gillows.
We are a focused and driven team of knowledgeable property experts, consistently achieving exceptional results in our property investments and developments, and our asset management portfolio. For more information, please contact us today.