Student First Group, founded by Richard Gabelich and Martin Hadland offers specialist, innovative, commercial advice and solutions for property and on and off campus student accommodation/ PBSA projects including, strategic asset management, capital planning, buy, sell, hold analysis, SPV governance and non-executive director services. We match capital to investment opportunities including long term leasehold PPP/PFI models and OJEU tendered projects.

We have experience in university outsourcing, nomination agreement and off-balance sheet structuring options that align with broader university strategies.

We provide advice and guidance on project bid strategies and due diligence across commercial, operations, facilities management, legal, design and funding work-streams as well as general product and operating advice e.g. affordability, best practice operating models, residence life and service level agreements, design, product and yield maximisation concepts.

Our team is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of university partnership drivers and operational models that ensure the optimal student experience is reflected in design and operations and we also provide advice and guidance on ongoing project, legal, development management and debt compliance requirements.

Legal status Limited Company

VAT registered Yes




Phone 07407 399117

Twitter @SFGroup_UK