Joint Venture Breaks Ground on 755-Bed High-Rise Student Housing Community in Reno, Nevada

RENO, NEV. —  A joint venture between Canyon Partners Real Estate, GMH Communities and CRG has broken ground on Academy at Reno, a 755-bed student housing development located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone near the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The property will be the first high-rise student housing development in the Reno area, according to the joint venture. The partnership has secured a $75.2 million senior construction loan from Citizens and Nevada State Bank, and Canyon …

CRG, Landmark Break Ground on 678-Bed Student Housing Tower Near USC in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. — CRG and Landmark Properties have broken ground on The Standard at Columbia, a 17-story student housing tower in Columbia. The property will be located on the corner of Washington and Assembly streets close to the University of South Carolina (USC). Construction is slated to be complete in fall 2023.The Standard will include 247 fully furnished units totaling 678 beds. The student housing development will offer a mix of studio, one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom …

Versity Investments Buys 429-Bed Student Housing Community Near the University of Nevada, Reno for $59M

RENO, NEV. — Versity Investments has acquired Wolf Run, a 429-bed student housing community serving students attending the University of Nevada, Reno, for $59 million. The property consists of 17 one-, two- and three-story residential buildings alongside a two-story clubhouse and leasing office. The seller in the transaction was undisclosed.“Wolf Run proved itself in this market over a very difficult last 12 months,” says Brian Nelson, president of the Aliso Viejo, California-based …

‘Power Panel’ at InterFace Event Provides Positive Outlook for Student Housing Sector Post-COVID-19

Moving toward the start of a fresh academic year, the outlook for the student housing industry keeps getting brighter. A testament to the industry’s movement out of the pandemic is taking place at the InterFace Student Housing conference in Austin, where nearly 1,300 attendees have been able to gather in-person for the first time since April 2019. This year's event, which concludes today, is taking place at the JW Marriott downtown.The student housing sector banded together like never …

Aptitude Development Sells 287-Bed Student Housing Building to Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — New York City-based Aptitude Development has sold The Marshall, a 287-bed student housing building in Upstate New York, to Syracuse University for an undisclosed price. The property opened in 2018 at the site of a former strip mall and is located within two blocks of campus. The Marshall’s 147 units come in studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans and are furnished with built-in desks, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Amenities include a …

Landmark Properties to Develop Three New Student Housing Projects in Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Carolina

PHILADELPHIA; BLOOMINGTON, IND.; AND COLUMBIA, S.C. — Landmark Properties has unveiled plans to develop three new student housing projects totaling 2,544 beds across three states. The developments include The Standard at Philadelphia adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University; The Standard at Bloomington near Indiana University; and The Standard at Columbia near the University of South Carolina.All of the properties are slated to open in fall 2023. With these project …

Medistar Tops Out 19-Story Student Housing Tower at Texas A&M Innovation Plaza Campus in Houston

HOUSTON — Locally based developer Medistar Corp. and partner Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA) have topped out construction of Life Tower, a 714-bed student housing building that is part of the new three-tower Texas A&M Innovation Plaza campus in Houston. The project is transit-connected and is situated adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. CIM Group provided $135.8 million in construction financing for the 19-story, 483-unit student housing building. The Carlton Group of New York …

Student Housing Sector Leads New York City Multifamily Market’s Comeback

By Mark Fogel, founder, ACRES CapitalDespite the pandemic-related uncertainty that dominated the markets in 2020, the student housing sector consistently displayed strong pre-lease occupancy rates among properties under construction, suggesting that the asset class would be well-positioned to hit the ground running in 2021.According to RealPage Analytics, students, encouraged by the prospect of fully reopened campuses, fueled a nearly 10 percent nationwide increase in pre-lease …

JLL Brokers Sale of 552-Bed Student Housing Property in Kutztown, Pennsylvania

KUTZTOWN, PA. — JLL has negotiated the sale of Edge at Kutztown, a 552-bed student housing property serving students at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, located roughly midway between Reading and Allentown. The sales price was $20.1 million. The property’s 184 units are furnished with full appliance packages, vinyl tile flooring, Formica countertops and individual washers and dryers. Amenities include a clubhouse, outdoor grilling stations, game room and package receiving area. Fran …

Harrison Street Buys Two Student Housing Communities Totaling 281 Beds Near Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. — Chicago-based investment firm Harrison Street has acquired The Lux and The Lofts, two student housing communities serving students at Cornell University in Ithaca. The properties respectively offer 207 and 74 beds in various floor plans. Both assets were 95 percent occupied at the time of sale. Ryan Lang and Ben Harkrider of Newmark represented Harrison Street and the seller, a partnership between Ithaca-based Visum Development Group and equity partner East To West Capital, in …

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