Harrison Street, Brandywine Sell 850-Bed Student Housing Property in Philadelphia for $197M

PHILADELPHIA — A joint venture between Chicago-based investment firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC and Pennsylvania-based REIT Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) has sold Evo at Cira Centre South, an 850-bed student housing property in Philadelphia.

The sales price was roughly $197 million, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The buyer was not disclosed.

Built in 2014 and located in the University City area, the 33-story Evo at Cira Centre South is the tallest purpose-built student housing tower in the country. It provides residences for students attending both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

The property offers a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Communal amenities include a two-story fitness center, two-story study lounges, a business and print center, as well as a rooftop pool and lounge.

Following this transaction, Harrison Street’s student housing portfolio totals more than 73,000 beds across the U.S. and Europe.

The stock price of Brandywine, which owned a 50 percent interest in the asset, closed at $17.88 per share on Friday, Jan. 26, up from $16.22 per share a year ago.

Taylor Williams

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