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Who We Are

Capital Values Group (CVG) is a private investment company uniquely positioned with complementary, market leading businesses in the higher education sector.

 

Founded by Nicholas Porter, a pioneer and innovator in the purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, with a strong track record of investor returns, innovation and long-term partnerships. 

 

CVG’s reputation and unique ability to establish and nurture homegrown businesses through to large corporates is highly respected within the investment community.  

 

Through our portfolio of investments, we offer an unrivalled student experience in 9 countries and 66 cities around the world.

 

1991

Established

9

Countries

66

Cities

We work with

50+

Nationalities

 

Our Story

Over the past thirty years, CVG has pioneered the PBSA sector, playing a leading role in developing student accommodation, or what’s known as student housing in the US, as an institutional grade asset class with a passion for innovating the student experience – to make a real difference.

 

Our valued relationships have developed over many years and we are proud to work with some of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, institutional capital partners and private family offices who continue to support our journey of positive investment to transform the sector and build communities for students.

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Our Vision

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Investing to positively impact the lives of individuals 

Our Intent

Driving enterprise value

To embrace our entrepreneurial spirit.

We transform and, where appropriate, disrupt global student living through new opportunities and nurture our strong alliances we are known and respected for. We are innovators and thought leaders.

Our Values

We live our values of Passion, Pride and Integrity in a fast paced, entrepreneurial culture 

Passion

The people at the heart of our business engage, collaborate, challenge and share ideas locally and globally.  We value diversity, respect each other and our unique contributions and perspectives. We have a culture of support and well-being.

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Our Vision

Investing to positively impact the lives of individuals 

 

Investment Portfolio

Individual strategies delivering returns 

CVG’s portfolio of complementary, market-leading businesses include a student accommodation investment and funds manager, a student living debt financing platform, a global student operator and a digital e-commerce marketplace catering for students across multiple providers and global locations.

 

Each CVG investment is run independently by experienced and talented senior management teams. Individual business strategies are underpinned with progressive and pioneering fundamentals to maximize growth. CVG’s businesses benefit from core synergies across the group to achieve economies of scale and drive enterprise value.

Our investment portfolio is structured to deliver reliable, secure returns over the long term and is underpinned by growing demographics and higher education. 

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Global Student Accommodation

Is an international market leader providing innovative living spaces with an unrivalled student experience across four continents. GSA is the market specialist managing in excess of $4 billion of assets and is focused on expanding its portfolio underpinned by the growing demand from institutional investors for exposure to the student housing sector globally.

Yugo

Launched in July 2021, Yugo is the first global student housing operator in the sector designed to create a new platform for college and university living that will address student demands for sustainable, educational, and personal growth to enhance the higher education journey. Yugo offers a truly differentiated living experience that is environmentally and socially conscious, emotionally supportive and safe.

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Student.com

Is the world’s largest student digital marketplace for student accommodation catering for students across multiple providers and global locations. CVG made an initial investment in 2015 and continued to increase its holding with the most recent investment in 2019. 

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Kinetic Capital

Is a specialist PBSA lender, focused initially on the UK and Irish markets, with plans to expand internationally. With over 50 years’ combined experience in the PBSA sector, the team has an unparalleled track record and ability to underwrite PBSA transactions. 

Team

The multi-disciplinary, dynamic team at CVG connect our family of investments who share in the same performance driven values and beliefs

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Chair and CEO

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Operations Director

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Chief Legal Officer

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Group Finance Director

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Chief Business Officer

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Communications Director

 
 

News

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GSA launches new brand 

26/01/22

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GSA strengthens leadership team with CFO appointment

26/01/22

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Kinetic Capital & Kayne Anderson launch $1bn lending platform

16/12/21

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Contact

+971 4 399 6030

Offices located in:  

Denver

Dubai

Jersey