AUSTIN, TEXAS — Over 1,200 leaders from across all facets of the student housing industry descended on Austin last week for the 9th annual InterFace Student Housing conference, held at the J.W. Marriott. The conference concluded April 7 after two-and-a-half days of networking and educational sessions on topics ranging from the state of the industry, to leasing and marketing, development and design. While the industry is evolving, sunny skies continue to be the forecast for years to..
CLEMSON, S.C. — Stonemont Financial Group has begun construction on Plaza One89, a 45-bed student housing community located near Clemson University in South Carolina. The four-story property, which is also home to 6,000 square feet of retail space leased to Amici Italian Café, will offer two- and four-bedroom, fully furnished units with balconies. Community amenities will include a rooftop patio, on-site parking and controlled access. The project is set to open this August.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — NXT Capital has provided a $21 million acquisition loan for 400 Meeting Street, a 41-unit, 160-bed student housing community situated less than a mile north of the College of Charleston. The Class A community includes a fitness center, covered bicycle storage, car sharing services and controlled access. According to the property website, the borrower is renovating and rebranding 400 Meeting Street as My House on Meeting.
DENVER — Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors LLC has arranged the $1.9 million sale of a 12-unit housing community located one block from the University of Denver campus. Jeff Johnson and Matt Ritter of Pinnacle represented the undisclosed seller, and Peter Sengelmann and Jeff Johnson of Pinnacle represented the undisclosed buyer in the transaction.
Syracuse, N.Y. — Aptitude Development, a new partnership between BLVD Equities, Rosen Property Group and Westerleigh Property Group, is set to break ground on a 287-bed mixed-use development near Syracuse University in New York. The property will feature 20,000 square feet of retail space and community amenities including a fitness center and study rooms.
CHICAGO — The Scion Group, along with sovereign wealth fund partners GIC and Canada Public Pension Investment Board (CPPIB), has acquired a portfolio of 11 student housing properties throughout the United States for $640 million. Harrison Street Real Estate owned nine of the properties in partnerships with Trinitas, Opus, CA Ventures and Vertex Nine. In addition, Scion, GIC and CPPIB acquired another asset from Trinitas and another property in Chicago from an undisclosed entity. The..
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Asheville is set to break ground on a $33.8 million, 300-bed on-campus student housing community. The six-building development will feature four-, five- and six-bedroom units with full kitchens. The sixth building will offer a multipurpose room and visitor’s center, fitness center and an apartment for the community director. Adjacent parking is also planned as part of the project. Construction will begin this spring.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — Columbus Pacific has acquired The Pavilion at North Grounds, a 528-bed student housing community located near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. The acquisition was financed with a $58.1 million, 10-year, fixed-rate loan arranged by Brian Eisendrath and Cameron Chalfant of CBRE. Columbus Pacific’s planned renovations for the community include new pool furniture; refreshments to the pool area; the addition of an outdoor dog park; and..
SOUTH BEND, IND. — Dougherty Mortgage LLC has arranged a $6.3 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of Legacy Village at Notre Dame. The 14-unit student housing property is located in South Bend. The 12-year loan features a 30-year amortization schedule and was arranged through a partnership with Old Capital Lending. RWD Campus Developments LLC was the borrower.
HUNTSVILLE. TEXAS — The Preiss Co., a Raleigh, N.C.-based firm specializing in student housing development, has acquired Gateway at Huntsville, a 160-unit complex located at 5050 Sam Houston Ave. in Huntsville, roughly an hour north of Houston. Situated on a 12-acre site about a mile from Sam Houston State University, the property consists of six four-story buildings comprising 416 bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition to a swimming pool, grilling station and basketball and volleyball courts,..