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Square Mile Capital Provides $55M Refinancing for Student Housing Community in Downtown Chicago

CHICAGO — Square Mile Capital Management LLC has provided a $55 million loan for the refinancing of Infinite Chicago, a 404-bed student housing community located in downtown Chicago. Stephen Skok of HFF arranged the financing on behalf of the borrower, CA Student Living, a division of CA Ventures. Loan terms were not disclosed, but the loan was used to repay an existing loan. Infinite Chicago, formerly known as the Gibbons/Steger office buildings, includes a pair of 18- and 19-story towers, …

Cardinal Group Purchases 244-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Oregon

EUGENE, ORE. —Cardinal Group has acquired Arena District, a 244-bed student housing community located near the University of Oregon in Eugene. The property offers two- and four-bedroom units. Shared amenities include a fitness center; hot tub; private study room; study area and internet café; multimedia lounge; clubroom with gaming and pool table; and outdoor courtyard with grilling station. HFF arranged an undisclosed amount of acquisition financing for the transaction. The HFF team, …

Coastal Ridge, H. Katz Capital Acquire Student Housing Community in Fort Myers for $44M

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Coastal Ridge Real Estate and H. Katz Capital have acquired Coastal Village Apartments, an 800-bed student housing community in Fort Myers, for $44 million. The community is located at 19401 Skidmore Way, less than three miles from Florida Gulf Coast University. Constructed in 2004, Coastal Village Apartments features four-bedroom, fully furnished units with bed-to-bath parity. Community amenities include a lakeside pool, barbecue and picnic areas, clubhouse, fitness …

HFF Secures $19.4M in Acquisition Financing for Lehigh University Student Housing Portfolio

BETHLEHEM, PA. — HFF has secured $19.4 million in acquisition financing for a student housing portfolio at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. A private investment vehicle managed by Hong Kong-based Beacon Assets acquired the 71-building, 383-bed portfolio. HFF secured the five-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan for the borrower through Natixis. During the last two academic years, the portfolio achieved close to 99 percent occupancy, according to HFF. Lehigh University has an enrollment of more …

TH Real Estate Provides $83.2M Refinancing for Student Housing Property in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — TH Real Estate has provided an $83.2 million loan for the refinancing of The Marshall near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Class A student housing community features 994 beds within 316 units. The property was developed in 2004 and was 98.9 percent occupied as of March 31. A joint venture between Schenk Realty Group and EdR owns the property. The fixed-rate loan features a 10-year

NAI Global Brokers Sale of 360-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — NAI Global has arranged the sale of Tower at Morgan Hill, a 360-bed student housing community located roughly two miles from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Rick Ross, Alex Waddey, David Ellis and Colin Moore of NAI Global arranged the transaction on behalf of the undisclosed seller. FPA Multifamily acquired the property for an undisclosed price. The Tower at Morgan Hill features one- and two-bedroom, fully furnished apartments. Community amenities include a …

PAC Purchases 556-Bed Student Housing Community in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Atlanta-based REIT Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (PAC) has purchased The Bloc, a student housing community serving Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The property totals 556 beds across 140 units. Amenities include a rooftop lounge, pool with cabanas, tanning rooms, outdoor grilling areas, fitness center, coffee bar and private study rooms. The seller was not

Greystar Agrees to Acquire EdR in $4.6B Merger

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An affiliate of multifamily development firm Greystar has agreed to acquire student housing developer Education Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EDR) in an all-cash transaction that will take the company private. The sales price of $4.6 billion includes existing debt. Under the terms of the agreement, which is expected to close during the second half of the year, EdR’s stockholders will receive $41.50 per share in cash. The price represents a premium of 13.6 percent over the …

Student Housing Lenders Experiencing a Particularly Busy 2018

Lending intermediaries are not seeing any slowdown in the availability of capital for the student housing sector in 2018. Many report that the sector is a favorite and a well-known quantity among lenders, one that they want to count among their specialties. “Historically, student housing was viewed only as a subset of multifamily, but we have seen a distinct departure from that mindset throughout the current cycle,” says Benjamin Roelke, senior vice president, debt and structured …

HFF Brokers $30M Sale of Student Housing Portfolio at Lehigh University

BETHLEHEM, PA. — HFF has brokered the $30 million sale of a 71-building, 383-bed student housing portfolio at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. HFF represented the seller, Campus Apartments, in the transaction. A private investment vehicle managed by Hong Kong-based Beacon Assets purchased the property free and clear of existing debt. The portfolio has achieved close to 99 percent occupancy during the last two academic years. Lehigh University has an enrollment of more than 7,000

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