Our history


Founded in 2000 as part of Brandeaux, a UK student accommodation open-ended fund, the Liberty Living brand was created in 2003.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) acquired the Liberty Living portfolio and operating platform from the Brandeaux Student Accommodation Fund for £1.1bn in March 2015.

Since the acquisition, our portfolio has increased by 41% and we continue to be one of the UK’s largest privately owned providers of purpose-built student accommodation with over 23,500 beds under management across 51 residences in the UK.

We have grown our portfolio both organically and through acquisition. We recently acquired the Union State portfolio comprising over 5,500 rooms from Blackstone in March 2017.

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