Private sector leads the way in lifestyle student accommodation

Students in Johannesburg are set to benefit from hundreds of new units that will become available in 2013 courtesy of Studentdigz, an accredited student residence provider.

Hundreds of sought-after units in the popular Studentdigz portfolio have become available for rental in 2013, providing much-needed stock to cater to the shortage of quality student housing.

But spaces in the upgraded portfolio are set to go fast, and students are advised to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Studentdigz differs from other student developments, in that it is not based on the dormitory-style model. All apartments are self-contained, which means students have their own bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces and, most importantly, privacy and quiet to ensure successful studies.

Accredited by both the Universities of Johannesburg and Wits, Studentdigz also has an elected Student Representative Council which looks after the interests of the student tenants.

Rob Wesselo, managing partner at International Housing Solutions (IHS), the global private equity provider at the forefront of affordable housing investment in SA, says the company is steadfastly building up an enviable portfolio of new generation student housing solutions in the country’s major urban centres.

“As with all our developments, we seek to provide not only shelter to address shortages in the market, but rather to bring an holistic offering which improves the lives and prospects of the communities living in our developments.

“In the past year, we have made several improvements to the Studentdigz portfolio, which will further improve the quality of life of students in 2013.”

Wesselo says Studentdigz now boasts:
Its own sponsored soccer team, the Amadigzdigz
New secure entrances with biometric access at all buildings
An aesthetically sleek, functioning canteen and convenience store at the Precinct.
New renovated units at Lowliebenhof, YMCA and Argyle House
New and renovated chill areas at YMCA, Argyle House and the Precinct

The Student Digz portfolio provides 1900 accommodation options in 7 developments in Braamfontein. Rentals start at R1 900. Letting is now open, but interested students should apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, Wesselo says.

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