Category: Student Housing

What Experts Expect for Student Housing in 2023

Specialists weigh in on what this year holds for this dynamic sector, in the third installment of our outlook series. The student housing sector continued to prove its resiliency in 2022 as more students returned to campuses and resumed face-to-face classes following the health crisis. Rent growth remained robust, with 96.6 percent of beds at […]

Remote Learning Sends Rent Prices Down in College Towns

Rent prices in college towns have fallen this summer as colleges and universities across the country have opted for remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Zillow analysis. “The drop throughout college areas stands out even in a rental market that has softened across the board since February with rent-price growth slowing and […]

Campus Outbreaks Have Muddied the Picture for Student Housing

Operators are experiencing big variances in occupancy rates for the fall semester. Off-campus student housing operators have endured a rocky month as many universities around the country that brought students back for the fall semester suffered immediate COVID-19 outbreaks. That caused some schools to send students back home. It also led to other schools watching […]

Deserted College Dorms Sow Trouble for $14 Billion in Muni Bonds

More than $14 billion in municipal bonds were sold to finance student housing projects. (Bloomberg)—Less than a third of the rooms in a new $90 million dorm set to open this month at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco are taken. An opulent apartment tower financed by $228 million in municipal bonds […]

How Will Student Housing Operators Fare This Fall? The Answer Depends on Which Universities They Serve

Owners in markets where universities are reopening in person are seeing a surge in demand as students are pushed into off-campus housing. Student housing operators are optimistic about demand in markets where universities will hold face-to-face classes this fall, but have a gloomy outlook for markets where universities will shift entirely online. Uncertainty looms over […]

Student Housing Owners Look Forward to the Fall Semester

Despite some campuses announcing plans for fully online classes in the fall, demand for off campus student housing remains robust. When the new academic year begins in later this summer, with a few exceptions, most of the 482,000 students at the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University (CSU) system will be learning remotely. […]

Student Housing Properties Are Beginning to See Fallout from Overdevelopment

There was a wide discrepancy in the performance of student housing properties in the fall of 2019. The performance of student housing properties in the lease-up for the fall 2019 semester varied more widely than usual, according to industry sources, including Carl Whitaker, who manages the market analytics team for RealPage Inc., a provider of […]

Housing for Today’s Students

Developers, and students, opting for more practical approaches when it comes to housing. The Standard at Flagstaff in Flagstaff, Ariz., is just one of nine student housing properties being delivered this month by the Athens, Ga.-based Landmark Properties. Top developers are scrambling to build or renovate student housing properties that include the new top amenity […]

CRE Investors Are Showing a Growing Appetite for Higher-Yielding Alternative Assets

Sectors such as self-storage and student housing appear more attractive as yields for core real estate drop. It wasn’t that long ago that alternative properties didn’t get much respect, but as yields compress in core property sectors, alternatives have caught the eye of investors, and 2019 should continue that trend. “For many years, non-traditional real […]

An Insider’s View of the Student Housing Business

Campus Advantage is one of the most active players in the student housing market. Over the last decade, the company has acquired more than $1.5 billion in student housing assets through its partnerships and invested about $525 million in equity through several joint ventures. In addition, Campus Advantage manages more than 60 communities across the […]

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