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Student Housing Q&A: Tim Bradley Provides Capital Markets Update, Post-Pandemic Outlook

In June, Student Housing Business, sister publication to REBusinessOnline, reached out to Timothy Bradley, founder of TSB Capital Advisors, for an update on the market for financing in the student housing sector and the outlook for the year ahead. SHB: How would you describe the market for financing student housing at present? Tim Bradley: The market is challenging but not impossible for the right deal with strong sponsorship. For cash-flowing student housing assets, there is still an …

Student Housing Owners Expect On-Campus Learning Will Return This Fall, Exclusive Survey Reveals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of on- and off-campus student housing. In an attempt to better assess that impact and the sector’s outlook for the future, Student Housing Business (SHB) conducted a survey of industry professionals over the course of several weeks in May. The survey was segmented by industry function for specific elements of the business, allowing SHB to better understand the pandemic’s distinct influence on each segment of the …

Student Housing Business Survey: Investment Sales Volume Largely Dependent on Universities Reopening for Fall Semester

By Katie Sloan, Associate Editor of Student Housing Business The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of on- and off-campus student housing. In an attempt to better assess that impact and the sector’s outlook for the future, Student Housing Business conducted a survey of industry professionals over the course of several weeks in May. The survey was separated by industry function for specific elements of the business, allowing SHB to better understand the …

One Real Estate Investment Buys 312-Bed Student Housing Property in Bryan, Texas

BRYAN, TEXAS — Miami-based One Real Estate Investment has purchased The Element at University Park, a 312-bed student housing property in Bryan. The community is located about three miles from Texas A&M University and was 97 percent occupied at the time of sale. Built in phases in 2000 and 2008, Element at University Park features one- and two-bedroom units and amenities such as a pool, fitness center, business center, tennis courts and a dog park. Ryan Lang, Brandon Buell, Jack Brett, …

Student Housing Survey: Development Remains Underway Despite Slowdowns Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of on- and off-campus student housing. In an attempt to better assess that impact and the sector’s outlook for the future, Student Housing Business, sister publication to REBusinessOnline, conducted a survey of industry professionals over the course of several weeks in May. The survey was separated by industry function for specific elements of the business, allowing SHB to better understand the pandemic’s distinct influence on …

Capstone Development Closes on Financing for $23.5M Student Housing Project at San Diego State University

SAN DIEGO — Capstone Development Partners has closed on traditional debt and equity financing for the development of VIVA 5750, a new on-campus student housing community at San Diego State University in San Diego. Situated on ground leased by Capstone, the four-story, 80,000-square-foot community will house approximately 182 students in a mix of apartment-style units. Additionally, the project will feature indoor and outdoor amenities. Construction of the $23.5 million project commenced …

Three Months of Forbearance? Better Think Twice

By Chad Thomas Hagwood, Hunt Real Estate Capital Thanks to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), forbearance is now one of the biggest buzzwords in multifamily finance. When the FHFA announced at the end of March that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would offer mortgage forbearance to multifamily properties facing hardship as a result of COVID-19, many multifamily owners adopted a wait-and-see attitude. That was the right decision. As April went on, the NMHC Rent Payment Tracker steadily …

Focal Point Development to Build 76-Bed Student Housing Property Near UT Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — California-based Focal Point Development will build The Point North, a 76-bed student housing community that will be located one block north of the University of Texas at Austin. The property is expected to be complete in summer 2021 and will feature an amenity courtyard, fitness studio and two study lounges. Craig Miller of FourPoint Capital Markets arranged an undisclosed amount of construction financing for the

Medistar, Texas A&M Release Name, Updated Plans for $401M Houston Campus

HOUSTON — A public-private partnership between Houston-based developer Medistar Corp. and Texas A&M University has branded its new, $401 million medical and engineering campus in Houston and released updated plans for the ensuing phases of construction. The new campus, which is situated on five acres at the intersection of Holcombe Boulevard and Main Street near the Texas Medical Center, will be known as the Texas A&M Innovation Plaza at the Texas Medical Center. New construction …

Berkadia Provides $31.7M Freddie Mac Loan for Student Housing Property in College Station

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Berkadia has provided $31.7 million in Freddie Mac permanent financing for The Junction at College Station, a student housing community located about five miles from Texas A&M University. The property consists of three-, four- and five-bedroom cottages and townhomes. Amenities include a pool, volleyball court, clubhouse, fitness center, business center and shuttle service to campus. Thomas Genetti of Berkadia arranged the 10-year loan on behalf of the undisclosed …

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