Coastal Ridge, M Group Acquire Student Housing Community Near Florida Gulf Coast University for $78.8M

by Camren Skelton

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Coastal Ridge Real Estate and M Group have purchased The Reef, a 924-bed student housing community located adjacent to Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Progressive Capital Group sold the asset to the partnership for $78.8 million. Kevin Larimer, Greg Gonzalez and Cole Whitaker of Berkadia arranged the transaction on behalf of Progressive. Constructed in two phases in 2016 and 2017, The Reef is a garden-style community featuring two resort-style pools with cabanas, outdoor billiards, fire pit, ping pong, bocce ball, sand volleyball court, fitness center, cyber café, resident club lounge and private study rooms. The community’s fully furnished units feature bed-to-bath parity. The transaction marks the second student housing acquisition near Florida Gulf Coast University for Coastal Ridge in the past two months. In July, the Ohio-based company acquired the adjacent Coastal Village Apartments for $44 million.

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