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Welltower Buys Former Newbury College Campus Near Boston for $34M

BROOKLINE, MASS. — Welltower has acquired the former Newbury College campus near Boston for $34 million. The 7.8-acre campus currently features eight structures totaling 142,000 square feet, which Welltower plans to redevelop into seniors housing properties. Christopher Sower, James Elcock, Tom Hynes and Bob Cronin of Colliers International represented the seller, Newbury College in the

Public-Private Partnership Delivers $105M Mixed-Use Student Housing Tower on UCF’s Campus in Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, FLA. — Development Ventures Group (DEVEN) and Ustler Development Inc., in a public-private partnership with the City of Orlando, have delivered UnionWest at Creative Village on the University of Central Florida’s campus. UnionWest is a 15-story building with 644 student housing beds, 100,000 square feet of academic space, 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 600-space parking garage. Construction on the $105 million development began in October 2017. The building …

ACC, Northeastern University Open 825-Bed Student Housing Community

BOSTON — A partnership between American Campus Communities (ACC) and Northeastern University has opened LightView, an 825-bed student housing community in Boston. The 20-story development offers four-bedroom units with shared or private accommodations. Amenities include social and recreational lounges, a fitness center, 24-hour academic success center and 2,000 square feet of retail. ACC will own and operate the building. The project — designed by CUBE 3 and Elkus Manfredi Architects — …

Peak Campus, Blue Vista Capital Complete 525-Bed Student Housing Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Peak Campus Development and investment partner Blue Vista Capital Management have completed Theory West Midtown, a 525-bed student housing community located near the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The property offers fully furnished studio, one-, two-, three- four- and five-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. Shared amenities include a resort-style swimming pool with a sundeck, outdoor grilling area, 24-hour fitness center, computer lab, study lounges, game room …

Rise Completes 589-Bed Residence Hall at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Rise: A Real Estate Co. has completed The Heritage, a 589-bed student housing community located on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. The development features five residential buildings geared toward upperclassmen. Shared amenities include ground-floor retail, a fitness center, swimming pool, resident lounge, game room, a business center, sand volleyball court, outdoor grill stations and fire pits. The development also houses an office suite for the …

CA Student Living to Open 252-Bed Student Housing Community in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — CA Student Living, the Chicago-based student housing investment and development arm of CA Ventures, will open The Link University City, a 252-bed community serving Drexel University in Philadelphia. The property offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units alongside six two-level townhomes. Shared amenities include a fitness and wellness center, private study rooms, co-working and research lounges, a cyber lounge, breakfast and coffee bar and a sky lounge with a pool table, darts …

RISE, Nova Southeastern University Open On-Campus Student Housing Community in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — A public-private partnership between RISE: A Real Estate Co. and Nova Southeastern University has opened Mako Hall, a 608-bed living/learning community on the university’s campus in Fort Lauderdale. The development offers a mix of one-, two- and four-bedroom, apartment-style units. Shared amenities include lounge areas, open and semi-private study rooms and an outdoor courtyard with hammocks, table tennis and grilling areas. Nova Southeastern is a private …

Capstone Sells Student Housing Community Near University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. — Capstone Real Estate Investments (CREI) has sold Landmark Apartments, a student housing community located near the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. CREI purchased the asset in January 2018 before beginning extensive renovations. Terms of the transaction and the identity of the buyer were not disclosed. Landmark Apartments offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Shared amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, business center and printing station, a game room, yoga …

NorthMarq Arranges $16M Construction Loan for Student Housing Complex Near Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, VA. — NorthMarq has arranged $16 million in construction financing for Park 37 Apartments, a 215-bed student housing community located near the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. Mike Lowry of NorthMarq secured the loan through a regional bank on behalf of an undisclosed, Virginia-based developer. The financing features a three-year term and interest-only payments. The developer broke ground on Park 37 Apartments in April, with completion scheduled for July 2020. Shared …

Priced Out: Adding Affordable Units to Student Housing

Student loan figures indicate a growing affordability problem in higher education. The Federal Reserve reports that student loan debt in the United States is almost $1.6 trillion today, with 42 percent of people who attended college — which represents 30 percent of all adults — incurring at least some debt from their education.  With a focus on technology-based degree programs, the cost to attend college is rising. But it’s not just tuition that’s going up. According to College …

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