SHB Interview: Vesper Holdings Grows Under Thoughtful Leadership

With nearly 20,000 beds under ownership, Vesper Holdings has grown at the direction of co-founders and co-CEOs Isaac Sitt and Elliot Tamir. The company was a pioneer in the value-add space, acquiring student housing properties and renovating them into showplace

On-Campus Housing Prepares for a Better Year

It was a rough year for everyone, but certain industries absorbed more of the brunt than others in 2020. This would include hospitality, airlines, restaurants and on-campus student housing. There was no clear map for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and

Tier 2 and 3 Markets Struggle Against COVID-19 Headwinds

The student housing sector has been touted as pandemic-resistant over the course of the last year, and for the most part, that sentiment rings true. Many markets showed resilience in rent payments, and leasing levels, as well as maintaining investment

Company Spotlight: Tailwind Group Expands Footprint to 8,500 Beds

After September 11, 2001, two Minnesota-based corporate pilots, Kyle Smith and Reggie Reed, concerned about the uncertainty of the airline business, decided to diversify their incomes by investing in real estate. Recognizing that off-campus student housing had taken hold at

SHB Interview: Alex O’Brien, CEO of Cardinal Group Cos.

You might have noticed that Cardinal Group Companies has been making moves. Over the past five years, the company has grown its third-party management business — a lot. Now managing more than 70,000 beds, the company has moved from Number