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Vesper Holdings Acquires Student Housing Property Near UNC Greensboro for $40M

GREENSBORO, N.C. —Vesper Holdings has acquired University Village, a 600-bed student housing community in Greensboro, for $40 million. The name of the seller was not disclosed. The community is located across the street from the main entrance of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Constructed in 2006, the community includes a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans with bed-to-bath parity. Community amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, 24-hour fitness …

NorthMarq Secures $6.4M Acquisition Loan for Student Housing Community in Milledgeville, Georgia

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. — NorthMarq Capital has arranged a $6.4 million acquisition loan for Prospect Milledgeville, a 141-bed student housing community in Milledgeville. The community is located less than a mile from Georgia College & State University, Georgia Military College and downtown Milledgeville. Lee Weaver of NorthMarq’s Tampa office arranged the 12-year loan with a 30-year amortization schedule on behalf of the undisclosed borrower. Prospect Milledgeville features a resort-style …

GMH Capital, AGC Equity Partners Plan 305-Bed Student Housing Community Near California State University – Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — GMH Capital Partners and AGC Equity Partners have announced plans for The Academy on 65th, a 305-bed student housing community located near California State University - Sacramento. The property will offer fully furnished units, alongside shared amenities including a fitness center, game room, motion studio, private and group study spaces, an outdoor courtyard and a hot tub. The main entrance will be situated along 65th Street, steps away from the Hornet Crossing …

KeyBank Provides $37.5M Freddie Mac Financing for Two Student Housing Properties in Louisiana, Florida

BATON ROUGE, LA. AND DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $37.5 million in Freddie Mac loans for the refinancing of two student housing properties located in Baton Rouge and Daytona Beach. Trevor Ritter of KeyBank originated a $21.7 million, floating-rate loan for Oakbrook Apartments, a 240-unit student housing community near Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The community was constructed in 1983 and renovated in 2017. In Daytona Beach, Ritter originated a …

PEP Acquires 713-Bed Student Housing Community Near Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Pierce Education Properties (PEP) has acquired Smallwood Plaza near Bloomington’s Indiana University. The 713-bed student housing community is located a half-mile from the university. Amenities include laundry rooms, study lounges and a fitness center. The new ownership plans to upgrade unit interiors with new flooring, 50-inch televisions and furniture. The seller was not

CA Ventures, Focus Break Ground on 241-Unit Apartment Building Near Northwestern University

EVANSTON, ILL. — Developers CA Ventures and Focus have broken ground on 811 Emerson, an apartment building near Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The nine-story, 241-unit transit-oriented development is located at 811 Emerson St. One-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans will range in size from 400 to 1,100 square feet. Outdoor amenities will include a courtyard with a pool, fire pit and grilling stations. Indoor amenities will include a social lounge, business center and fitness …

Student Housing Developers Infiltrate Secondary Markets

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that about 20.4 million students attended American colleges and universities in 2017. That figure represents an increase of 5.1 million students from 2000 and is expected to exceed 22 million by 2023. As this enrollment growth carries forward, developers of student housing properties have been holding steady volumes of new product on their books. According to CoStar Group, developers have added about 22,000 new units each year since …

MJW Investments Acquires Student Housing Community Near Arizona State

TEMPE, ARIZ. — MJW Investments has acquired ReNUE on Orange, a 110-unit student housing community located near Arizona State University in Tempe. The price was not disclosed. The property offers one- and two-bedroom units with shared amenities including a swimming pool, sundeck and courtyard. The company plans to make improvements to the property, including upgrading unit interiors and common areas, addressing deferred maintenance issues and rebranding the property as “Thrive Tempe,” …

Alliant Credit Union Closes $8M Refinancing for Student Housing Community in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union has closed an $8 million loan for the cash-out refinancing of Treehouse Apartments, a 138-unit student housing community serving Texas State University in San Marcos. The property is located within a mile of campus and features amenities such as a pool, picnic area, coffee bar and on-site laundry facilities. The loan features a 25-year amortization schedule and three years of interest-only payments. The borrower was not

Continued Industry Growth, High Investor Interest Lift Student Housing Sector

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Sunny skies continue to be the forecast for the student housing sector, with investor interest in this property niche continuing to increase, more institutional capital flooding into the space and a continued demand seen for new development. Each of these points of growth was highlighted extensively during last week’s InterFace Student Housing conference in Austin. The conference’s first general session, titled “The Power Panel,” brought together a consortium of …