Launched in 2006 to meet the needs of the expanding and ever-complex student accommodation management market, Omnia Space delivers outstanding results and is now the largest independent student accommodation management company in Sheffield.
Managing in excess of 900 student beds requires facilities management know-how and planning, plus an enthusiastic, committed team. Omnia’s maintenance division guarantees a 24/7 response to building maintenance issues. Omnia’s lettings, admin and finance teams are skilled at dealing with the intricacies and specialisms of student accommodation, including reconciling complex rent payments.
Additional skills include negotiating Nomination Agreements and Leases with universities and project managements of new-build and refurbished student accommodation developments.
Marketing student property is an Omnia speciality. A bespoke plan is produced for each building, based on location, the development and its target market. Omnia’s website, www.omniaspace.co.uk receives over 6,500 visits every month from all over the world. It’s translated into every major international language, and is promoted via major student accommodation portals, global online advertising and social media channels.
Omnia Space have the commercial infrastructure to expand their service into other regions of the UK, supported by the group’s management resource in their office, commercial, industrial and retail divisions. In 2013, Omnia Space was appointed to market and manage a new 120-bed student development in Bournemouth.
Over 430,000 international students study in the UK every year, from over 180 countries* and in the next decade, it is estimated that seven million more students will be studying outside their country of birth.
The international student market is key to Omnia’s marketing approach. The team include foreign language speakers who develop ongoing relationships with international student societies at each of the universities their developments serve.
Fully authorised and approved by the universities, Omnia Space is regulated by ARMA and is a member of the Surveyor’s Ombudsman Service. All client monies are handled within strict guidelines and held securely in trust accounts. Omnia Space is also ANUK and Snug accredited.
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