PEP Buys Student Housing Community Near Western Kentucky University

by John Nelson

BOWLING GREEN, KY. — Pierce Education Properties (PEP) has purchased a 756-bed, off-campus student housing community near the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. The property, called College Suites, is a 216-unit community located just south of the campus. The garden-style brick project includes three- and four-bedroom units, each with bed-to-bath parity, full-size appliances including washers and dryers in every unit, private balconies, and a resort-style pool with sundeck and hot tub. Beginning in the spring, PEP will add large, flat-screen TVs in each unit. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, a stadium-seating movie theater, computer/media center, complimentary tanning beds and high-speed Internet. KeyBank Real Estate Capital provided acquisition financing on behalf of PEP.

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