Listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2014, Empiric Student Property is an owner and operator, via our wholly owned subsidiary Hello Student Management Limited, of purpose-built student accommodation across the UK, with our head office in London.
Originally behaving as a landlord, we initially contracted out the management of our operational buildings to several specialist student accommodation letting and management companies. Over the past 18 months to date (August 2019) following a change in business strategy we have undergone a transformation of our model towards being a fully integrated operational business, managing and delivering services directly to our customers.
As part of this change we have brought in-house previously outsourced key functions including facilities management, HR and the strategic lead for IT. This means we now have greater control over the content, quality, processes and standards being applied across our business.
Our properties are some of the best in the market and our friendly and approachable colleagues get to know our students, so that we provide a more personal service. This approach – combined with the smaller size and individual character of our buildings – helps to foster a strong sense of community. In short, we offer our students “homes, not halls”.
We are fundamentally opposed to slavery and committed to understanding the risk of it and ensuring it does not occur anywhere within our business or supply chain. We see this as fundamental to be a responsible and sustainable business and having trusted, open and valued relationships with our suppliers, people who invest in us, Universities who partner with us and students who make us their choice for home while at University.