Rental Market Demand

UNDERSTANDING THE STUDENT HOUSING TRENDS IN WATERLOO REGION IS IMPERATIVE TO UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

The number of post-secondary students in the Waterloo Region is increasing at a steady rate.  With the number of student residences failing to support the escalating student population, those seeking residence while in school are exploring alternative accommodation opportunities.

Sage offers the unique advantage of condominium ownership. Located within short walking distance to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, Sage complements the lifestyle demanded by today’s modern student.

STUDENT POPULATION AND LIVING ACCOMMODATION ESTIMATES

2011 2010 2009 2008
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING 7,570 7,400 8,920 8,580
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING 24,100 20,240 15,990 16,000
LIVING AT HOME 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,240
  • Figures pertain to the City of Waterloo
  • Source: Region of Waterloo Planning, Housing, and Community Service; 2011

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities, with strong teaching and research programs in six faculties: applied health sciences, arts, leading computer and engineering programs, environment, mathematics, and science. Waterloo has a well-earned reputation for combining academic excellence with real-world relevance, attracting many international students. Technology transfer is a way of life at the University of Waterloo, where the bond forged between academia and the private sector has become an inherent part of the university’s culture.

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY

Wilfrid Laurier University is a medium sized and renowned university. It has an internationally recognized Business and Economics School, as well as a broad range of arts and science programs. Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity.  It challenges people to become engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the student.

 

CONESTOGA COLLEGE

The Conestoga College mandate is “education for employment”. The high level of skilled employees that the Institute produces is in demand from advanced automated manufacturing companies. For nine consecutive years, Conestoga has earned top overall ranking among Ontario colleges on the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys, which measure graduate employment rates and satisfaction levels, and employer and student satisfaction.