WINOOSKI, VT. — CBRE has arranged the sale of Spinner Place, a 308-bed student housing community located near the University of Vermont in Winooski. The community offers shared amenities including a media room, fitness center and recreation room. The property also features ground-floor retail space that is leased to The Archives Bar, Champlain Nails, Asian Bistro and La Bella Skin Boutique. Jaclyn Fitts, William Vonderfecht, Casey Schaefer, John Reed and Jack Reed of CBRE represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Property Income Advisors Inc. represented the undisclosed buyer. Mike Bryant and Brad Peters, also with CBRE, arranged acquisition financing on behalf of the buyer.
NORMAL, ILL. — JLL Capital Markets has brokered the sale of The Edge on Hovey, a 481-bed student housing community located adjacent to Illinois State University in Normal. The sales price was undisclosed. Built in 2004, the property features two-, three- and four-bedroom units averaging 1,470 square feet. The fully furnished units feature private walk-in closets, bed-bath parity and nine-foot ceilings. Amenities include a lobby, cyber lounge, fitness center, private study rooms, high-speed internet and controlled building access. Recently renovated, the community still presents the opportunity for value-add interior upgrades, according to JLL. The Edge also features a parking garage with 549 spaces and a 5,586-square-foot retail space. Scott Clifton, Teddy Leatherman, Kevin Kazlow, Jack Goldberger and Grace Picchiotti of JLL represented the seller, an entity of Blue Vista Capital Management. FPA Multifamily was the buyer.
SAN DIEGO — Pierce Education Properties has completed Topaz Apartments, a 169-bed student housing development located near San Diego State University. The property offers a mix of one-, three- and four-bedroom, fully furnished units with bed-to-bath parity. Shared amenities include study rooms, a game room, vertical tanning bed, spa and fitness center. The community also features ground-floor retail space, which is currently leased to McDonald’s, Handel’s Ice Cream, Jimmy John’s, Dunkin and The Alley.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — Subtext has broken ground on its second property at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor for the 449-bed, 245,700-square-foot student housing community. Completion is slated for August 2025. The development will offer a mix of studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. All of the units will be fully furnished. Designed by ESG Architecture and Design, the project will feature more than 15,000 square feet of amenity spaces, including a coffee bar, clubroom, study rooms, fitness center, pet grooming area, pool, spa and dog run. This fall, total enrollment reached a record 52,211 students at Purdue.
Toll Brothers, Davis Plan 680-Bed Aperture Student Housing Community Near University of Central Florida
ORLANDO, FLA. — Toll Brothers Campus Living and The Davis Cos. have unveiled plans to develop Aperture, a 680-bed student housing community situated adjacent to the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. The project will encompass two buildings and rise five stories. Located at 12727 E. Colonial Drive, Aperture will feature a fitness center, e-sports gaming center, computer lounge, content creation studio, LuxerOne package locker system, courtyard and resort-style pool. Residents will have access to a private shuttle to campus, as well as a parking garage with electric vehicle charging stations. Completion is slated for fall 2025. TD Bank provided a $50 million construction loan for the project. Toll Brothers’ in-house finance department arranged the equity and debt. According to the developers, UCF has the second largest on-campus enrollment of any public university in the U.S. with almost 70,000 students enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year. “Demand for elevated student housing continues to rise across the country as highly amenitized offerings gain prevalence in the market, especially in the Sun Belt region,” says Jerry Murphy, managing director of investments at Davis. Toll Brothers Campus Living will manage the property’s development, construction and asset management, as well as handle marketing …
TSB Realty Brokers Sale of 328-Bed Student Housing Community Near Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — TSB Realty has brokered the sale of The Academy on Charles, a 328-bed student housing community located adjacent to the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore. Randall Calvert of TSB Realty arranged the disposition from GMH Communities to an undisclosed buyer. The luxury property was originally built in the early 1930s and renovated and converted into student housing in 2014. The community offers fully furnished units alongside shared amenities including a rooftop terrace, fitness center, games center, garage and surface parking and private and group study lounges. The community is fully leased for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Preiss Co. Secures Recapitalization for 600-Bed Student Housing Community Near Auburn University in Alabama
AUBURN, ALA. — The Preiss Co. (TPCO) has recapitalized the Collective at Auburn, a 600-bed student housing community located near the Auburn University campus in Alabama. A multimillion-dollar renovation is planned for the property, which will include upgrading countertops, appliances and paint in select units; modernization of unit access controls; and fully furnishing 25 percent of units. Upgrades are scheduled to begin in spring 2025. The Collective at Auburn offers two-, three- and four-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, basketball court, tanning salon, volleyball court, game room, movie theater and a business center.
Centurion Property Group, IDE Acquire 376-Bed Student Housing Community Near Michigan State University
EAST LANSING, MICH. — A joint venture between Centurion Property Group and IDE has acquired The Rocks, a 376-bed student housing community located near Michigan State University in East Lansing. The purchase price was undisclosed. Built in 2015, the property features one, two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts, all with 100 percent bed-to-bath parity. Amenities include a fitness area, game room and study lounge. The community is fully occupied. Aaron Moll of Berkadia originated a Freddie Mac loan for the acquisition that features a fixed interest rate and interest-only payments for the full term. Kevin Larimer and Brandon Buell of Berkadia represented the seller, Nuveen Real Estate.
CONWAY, S.C. — JLL has provided an $18.5 million Freddie Mac acquisition loan for Bellamy Coastal, a 480-bed student housing community situated near Coastal Carolina University. Built in 2018, the property is located at 300 Bellamy Ave. in Conway, a half-mile east of the university and 10 miles from Myrtle Beach. Amenities include a resort-style pool, sundeck, beach volleyball court, 24-hour fitness center, computer lab, study area, hammock garden and in-apartment security systems. Dan Kearns, Patricia Heminger, Sam Tarter and Katia Novi of JLL originated the five-year, fixed-rate loan on behalf of the borrower, Eastman Residential. The loan will be serviced by JLL Real Estate Capital LLC, a member of Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Optigo network of seller-servicer partners.
BOTHELL, WASH. — A public-private partnership between the University of Washington (UW) Bothell, Capstone Development Partners and Harrison Street has completed the development of Phase I of its on-campus Residential Village project. The initial phase of the project included the delivery of two new buildings: Summit Hall and Terrace Dining Pavilion. Summit Hall offers 380 beds of housing for first-year students in double-occupancy units, alongside 14,000 square feet of office space on the ground level for university enrollment services. The 15,000-square-foot dining pavilion seats 485 students and offers multiple dining options for students, as well as faculty and staff. Phase II of the development is currently under construction and will include a 300,000-square-foot residence hall offering 1,055 beds for undergraduate and graduate students. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2024. The development team includes Mahlum Architects and Andersen Construction. Capstone Management Partners will provide operations and management services for the facilities in conjunction with UW Bothell’s residential life team. Bothell is a suburb north of Seattle.