MILESTONE students will be staying connected with ASK4 in Portugal

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MILESTONE’s Carcavelos Nova student accommodation site was under construction and on the itinerary for The Class of 2020’s bus tour in Lisbon last November.

A year later, the residence has opened its doors, complete with superfast Internet connectivity from ASK4, premium interior design and a surfboard storage room (an essential for a site just 5 minutes walk from one of Portugal’s sandy beaches).

Situated in the Portuguese seaport of Cascais, the development is the first of four student accommodation sites (totalling 1,000 beds) which MILESTONE and its affiliate, Value One, are initially developing in Portugal. Three further sites are currently under development in Lisbon, Lombos and Porto, and are scheduled to open from September 2019 onwards.

Following the successful collaboration at Carcavelos Nova, MILESTONE has this week, at The Class Conference 2018 in Milan, named ASK4 as its strategic connectivity partner for the rollout of its forthcoming Portuguese pipeline.

 
 From left to right: Jonathan Burrows, CEO ASK4, Harald Hubl, Investment Director MILESTONE, Jon Thornhill, Commercial Director ASK4, Gary Clarke, CEO MILESTONE

From left to right: Jonathan Burrows, CEO ASK4, Harald Hubl, Investment Director MILESTONE, Jon Thornhill, Commercial Director ASK4, Gary Clarke, CEO MILESTONE

 

Speaking at the conference, MILESTONE CEO, Gary Clarke said:

“Through years of experience of developing and operating student accommodation, MILESTONE understands the critical importance of high speed Internet to its residents. Delivering a fantastic student experience is a key element of MILESTONE’s business model and therefore it is vital that we have the opportunity to work with exceptional partners such as ASK4 in our core growth markets such as Portugal.”

ASK4’s International Strategic Accounts Manager, Billy Kontoulis, added:

“MILESTONE’s growth plans over the coming years align closely with ASK4’s, so we are delighted to be working with them at their new PBSA properties in Portugal and we look forward to a mutually beneficial and long-term partnership. As an international operator with additional pipeline in a number of European countries, MILESTONE is an ideal partner for ASK4 and we are happy to be able to support a high quality service offering to their residents.”

Both MILESTONE and ASK4 are longstanding partners of The Class of 2020 - a demonstration of their commitment to improving Europe’s student housing sector. Speaking of the benefits of The Class for facilitating effective partnerships, ASK4’s Commercial Director, Jonathan Thornhill, said:

“The Class of 2020 is a key partner for ASK4 in Europe. It provides both a forum for sharing insight and best practice, and an opportunity to meet with other like minded organisations committed to improving standards within the sector - all of which is exemplified in our partnership with Milestone, a relationship born out of The Class of 2020.”

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