Alternative Investments

Savills has a dedicated team of experts in the field of investments in alternative property.

Alternative property refers to sectors outside the traditional sectors (offices, shops and industrial premises). Alternatives include student housing, youth accommodation, hotels, short-stay property, housing for the elderly, healthcare/clinics, recreational transformations and buildings with a mixed purpose.

What we can do for you

In 2015, alternative property formed one quarter of property investments, according to Savills. In 2007, the previous peak year for property, it was 15%. Demand is fuelled by a number of demographic trends, such as an ageing population, more international students and more tourists. The average return on alternative property is 6%, compared to 4.6% for traditional commercial property. Interested in investing in alternative property or want to sell your property? The Savills Alternative Investment team is ready to help out.

Our expertise

The Savills Alternative Investment team specialises in buying and selling alternative property and it has an extensive track record. We are front runners in the field of student accommodation and often hold studies into the latest developments in the field of alternative property investments.

Alternative Investment services

As a client, you benefit from our extensive experience, contacts and global network. Apart from traditional property, we also specialise in the buying and selling of:

  • Housing complexes
  • Student accommodation / youth accommodation
  • Hotels
  • Mixed-use properties
  • Commercial due diligence

Track record

The active role of the Savills Alternative Investments team within the Dutch property market has resulted in series of acquisitions and sales of both portfolios and individual properties. Below you will find a selection of the most prominent transactions and Savills’ involvement therein.

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Key contacts

Bas Wilberts

Bas Wilberts

Head of Alternative

Savills Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 301 2011


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