More detailed information on the market and about DREF can be found in the following market reports and corporate publications:
„Student Accommodation Price Index of DREF and the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (in cooperation with ImmobilienScout24)”
As the biggest owner and operator of student housing in Germany, DREF needs reliable data about the price level and its development on the German student housing markets. Together with the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW Köln) DREF therefore developed a student accommodation price index (on the basis of data from ImmobilienSouct24), analysing the student housing markets in eleven German cities. It evaluates the absolute cost level of accommodation as well as the rent price increase since 2010. In future, an updated index will be published regularly at the start of each semester. The results for the summer term 2016 can be found under the following link.