Public-Private Partnership Breaks Ground on 616-Bed Student Housing Project in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — A public-private partnership between Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, Axium Infrastructure and Vanderbilt University has broken ground on a 616-bed student housing project in Nashville.The total cost of the project was not disclosed, but the Nashville Post and Nashville Business Journal both reported late last week that the development team received approximately $107 million in construction financing. According to Vanderbilt University’s news service, construction of …

HighBridge Properties Starts Construction of 706-Bed Student Housing Community Near the University of California, Davis

DAVIS, CALIF. — HighBridge Properties has started construction of The Ryder on Olive, a 706-bed development near the University of California, Davis. The 260,000-square-foot community is set for delivery in August 2021 and will offer a mix of fully furnished two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom units.Shared amenities will include a fitness center, yoga room, study areas, game rooms, a swimming pool, karaoke room, dog park and a 24-hour micro-market offering food and drinks.The …

Rethinking Student Housing Design in Response to COVID-19

When the world shut down over a year ago, architects, designers and developers took a collective pause to assess what needed to change in the built environment. A particularly scrutinous eye was paid to off-campus student housing, a sector whose successful model was based on bringing students together, not keeping them a safe distance apart.Some sweeping changes were recommended at the onset — many operational in nature, based on the latest guidance from health officials. As courses moved …

University Partners Acquires 755-Bed Student Housing Community Near Pennsylvania State University

STATE COLLEGE, PA. — University Partners has acquired HERE, a 755-bed student housing community located near the Pennsylvania State University campus in State College. The property was built in 2020 and offers one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. Communal amenities include 30,000 square feet of retail space, private study rooms and a penthouse sky lounge with a kitchen and deck, as well as a spa with a hot tub and

Taylor Street Advisors Arranges $2.4M Sale of Student Housing Property in Tucson

TUSCON, ARIZ. — Taylor Street Advisors has directed the sale of Saratoga Apartments, a student housing property located at 901 N. First St. in Tucson. The property is situated about 1.3 miles west of the University of Arizona.An undisclosed buyer acquired the asset for $2.4 million, or $87,500 per unit. The Class B student housing property features 16 two-bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom units. The new ownership plans to renovate the

Mountain Capital Acquires Two Student Housing Properties in College Station Totaling 1,128 Beds

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Los Angeles-based investment firm Mountain Capital Partners has acquired 2818 Place and Parkway Place, two student housing properties in College Station totaling 1,128 beds that serve students of Texas A&M University. The garden-style properties total 350 units, were respectively built in 2008 and 2009 and feature amenities such as two pools, volleyball and basketball courts, fitness centers, game rooms, computer labs and study rooms. Ryan Lang, Jack Brett and Ben …

‘Astronomical’ Multifamily Investment Demand Drives Up Pricing, Says Marcus & Millichap’s IPA Panel

The U.S. multifamily sector remains an attractive option for real estate investors looking for a safe haven. Beyond the pool of traditional buyers who are actively acquiring apartment properties, the sector has become a landing spot for companies that aren’t legacy multifamily owners.Steven DeFrancis, CEO of Cortland, cited REITs like Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust as newly establishing a presence in the multifamily sector. BREIT recently made a $240 million preferred equity …

TMG Arranges $44.4M Sale of Student Housing Community Near California State University, Fullerton

FULLERTON, CALIF. — The Mogharebi Group (TMG) has arranged the $44.4 million sale of Oxford North Student Apartments, a 100-unit community located near the California State University, Fullerton campus.The property was built in 1972 and features 10 buildings with ground-floor parking garages. Communal amenities include a resort-style swimming pool and spa with cabanas; an outdoor entertainment lounge; barbecue grill stations; outdoor televisions; a clubhouse with billiards; and a fitness …

Graystone Fund I Acquires 456-Bed Student Housing Portfolio Near Virginia Tech for $33.8M

BLACKSBURG, VA. — Graystone Fund I (GFI) has acquired a 456-bed, 140-unit portfolio of student housing near the Virginia Tech University campus in Blacksburg for $33.8 million. The properties were previously owned and managed by BCR Property Management. GFI plans to make improvements and repairs to the acquired portfolio, aiming to increase the overall quality and marketability of the product. Further details on the acquisition were not disclosed. Graystone Cos. also plans to construct an …

Centurion Property Group Acquires 737-Bed Student Housing Community in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Miami-based private equity firm Centurion Property Group has acquired The Ranch at Lubbock, a 737-bed student housing community serving Texas Tech University. The property features 243 units in one-, two- three- and four-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include two pools, a volleyball court, basketball court, fitness center, study lounge and pet park. The new ownership plans to renovate the property and rebrand it as The ONE at Lubbock. Ryan Lang, Jack Brett and Ben Harkrider …

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