International student housing platform grows:Spain’s RESA to join “Network Cum Laude”
- Cooperation platform currently includes 36,000 apartments and reaches 40,000 students in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain
- RESA operates more than 8,000 beds in 18 cities on the Iberian peninsula
- Spanish market leader to join DUWO and International Campus as third “Network Cum Laude” partner
The Spanish student housing specialist RESA became a “Network Cum Laude” (NCL) partner. International Campus AG and RESA sealed the deal last week by signing an official cooperation agreement in Madrid. The agreement covers a close partnership aimed at improving vacancy rates, optimising student housing, consolidating student-relevant added-value offerings and encouraging a focused exchange of knowledge at all strategic and operational levels. RESA joins NCL as a third party together with DUWO and International Campus.
Jan Benschop, CEO of Stichting DUWO: “We are proud to welcome RESA as a third party at “Network Cum Laude”, the international cooperation platform of student housing operators. The Dutch DUWO and the German International Campus AG founded NCL, but we are growing fast. We are working on further expansion: DUWO is especially interested in the mobility of students throughout Europe. We love the idea to facilitate students by moving within Europe. We also want to introduce them to European employers. That’s a win-win situation for all parties!”
Horst Lieder, CEO of International Campus AG: “We would like to extend a warm welcome to RESA as a member of “Network Cum Laude” and look forward to working together. In RESA, we have found a dedicated partner with many years of experience in the Spanish housing market and a presence in many university sites.” Lieder commented: “The cooperation agreement signing with RESA, the leading provider of student housing in Spain, is a major step forward for us and the NCL. As a result, the cooperation platform now includes more than 36,000 apartments in three key countries for the European higher education market. This gives us direct contact to 40,000 students, a target group that is growing ever more important for a wide range of industries both as consumers and members of the workforce.”
Monica Garay, CEO of RESA: “We strongly believe that this agreement is going to enrich all parties. RESAs commitment with students and universities is indubitable. Joining “Network Cum Laude” gives us on the one hand the opportunity to become part of an international recognised student housing network. On the other hand RESA can develop the European university accommodation sector with other members of NCL and sharing more than 20 years market experience.”
RESA is the market leader in Spain. The company operates and manages more than 8,000 beds in 30 student houses. RESA is a nationwide operator with presence in the 18 major cities. This makes RESA by far, which has more than 20 years of experience in the field of student housing and close partnerships with more than 25 universities, the largest provider of student housing in Spain. More than 1.4 million students were enrolled at 82 universities in 2013/14 in Spain. RESA is actively investing in the Spanish market opening every year at least two new student residences.