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DMG Investments Breaks Ground on 322-Bed Community Near the State University of New York at Albany

Albany, N.Y. — DMG Investments has broken ground on a 322-bed student housing community located near the State University of New York at Albany campus in Albany. The $30.5 million community will be located at the former Red Carpet Inn site at 1385 Washington Ave. The four-story, 142,000-square-foot property will offer one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom, fully furnished units with bed-to-bath parity. Shared amenities will include partially underground parking, in-unit washers and dryers, a..

September 1, 2017

KeyBank Secures $20.6M Loan for Student Housing Community Near University of West Georgia

CARROLLOTON, GA. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has arranged a $20.6 million loan for Haven West, a 568-bed student housing property situated roughly one mile from the University of West Georgia. Trevor Ritter of KeyBank secured the seven-year Freddie Mac loan with two years of interest-only payments and a 30-year amortization schedule. Constructed in 2014, Haven West comprises eight, four-story buildings and totals 160 units. Community amenities include a fitness center, volleyball court,..

September 1, 2017

Universities, Student Housing Properties Face Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON AND COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Hurricane Harvey has brought massive amounts of rain, flooding and destruction to southern Texas, but reports show that on- and off-campus student housing properties have largely escaped the worst of the damage. The Texas Tribune reports that colleges in Houston have cancelled class and evacuated some student housing as the rain continues to fall and floodwaters continue to rise. About three buildings on the University of Houston campus have taken on..

August 31, 2017

Landmark Properties Announces New Student Housing Project Starts, Deliveries

BERKELEY, CALIF. — Landmark Properties has announced $2 billion worth of student housing project starts and deliveries. The developer delivered close to 5,000 beds this fall, including a student housing project called Stonefire at Berkeley near the University of California, Berkeley, in Northern California. In addition to its fall deliveries, the company has begun working on 11 new developments totaling more than 8,000 beds. These projects included the Standard at Flagstaff near Northern..

August 30, 2017

EdR, Northern Michigan University Open First Phase of $75.4M On-Campus Housing Development

MARQUETTE, MICH.  — A public-private partnership between EdR (NYSE: EDR) and Northern Michigan University has opened The Woods, a 417-bed living-learning community located on the university’s campus in Marquette. The property is the first phase of a $75.4 million, 1,229-bed development scheduled for full delivery in 2018. The community features robust internet and wi-fi capabilities, classrooms, study rooms, television lounges and laundry facilities. A large patio area, fireplace and an..

August 29, 2017

Servitas Breaks Ground on Residence Hall at Junior College in Brenham, Texas

BRENHAM, TEXAS — Servitas LLC, a privately owned student housing developer based in Dallas, has broken ground on a new 464-bed, four-story residence hall at Blinn College, a two-year school in Brenham with more than 19,000 students. Situated at the corner of Seager Street and Old Mill Road, the property will feature approximately 9,000 square feet of common space, including study spaces, an outdoor courtyard and an engineering classroom. Houston-based Kirksey Architecture is designing the..

August 28, 2017

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Opens $50M Recreation and Student Center

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis College of Pharmacy has opened its new $50 million recreation and student center. The 193,000-square-foot building marks the end of a two-phase construction project that has added more than 400,000 square feet of space to the campus. Features of the new building include a 10,000-square-foot recreation center, a 350-seat dining hall and a 220-bed residence hall for first- and second-year students. The additional residence hall will double the amount of living space on..

August 28, 2017

University Housing Solutions to Develop Student Housing Project Adjacent to Delaware State University

DOVER, DEL. — University Housing Solutions (UHS) is developing a student-focused residential campus on 30 acres of land it owns adjacent to Delaware State University (DSU) in Dover. During its discussions regarding a potential public-private partnership development with DSU, UHS learned of an immediate, urgent need for student housing. To meet this demand, UHS will build a 500-bed student housing project with the ability to add an additional 1,500 beds. The UHS project will include a food..

August 25, 2017

JV Purchases 1,732-Bed Student Housing Development in Chicago for $201M

CHICAGO — A joint venture between real estate investment firms AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Blue Vista Capital Management has purchased University Center Chicago, a 1,732-bed student housing complex located at 525 S. State St. in Chicago’s South Loop district. Educational Advancement Fund (EAF) sold the asset to the joint venture for $201 million. University Center Chicago was jointly developed in 2004 by three major universities in Chicago – Columbia College Chicago,..

August 24, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Completes $80M Renovation of 261-Unit Student Housing Property

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has completed the $80 million renovation of Hill College House, a 261-unit on-campus residence hall. The five-story, 195,000-square-foot property offers student lounges, seminar rooms and a 300-seat dining area. Mills + Schnoering Architects of Princeton, N.J., led the design and construction team for the project. The property was originally designed by Eero Saarinen and built in 1960 as a women’s dormitory. Renovations at the property included..

August 23, 2017