Seriously Smart Amenities

Today’s hottest amenities may have less sizzle compared to millennial-era must-haves, but in-demand developments deliver on amenities that promote success, convenience and wellness. By: Lynn Peisner Student housing amenities used to have a reputation in the popular press and in most

Justin Wybenga: A Master Class in Catering to Graduate Students

Pursuing higher education is not a decision to be taken lightly. Whether a student chooses medical, graduate, business or law school, it will require money, time and dedication. Investing in education means less time to worry about other responsibilities, day-to-day

Brian Nelson: The Pros and Cons of Real Estate Syndication

Since the Great Recession of 2008, we’ve seen numerous properties offered in the securitized real estate syndication industry, especially when it comes to the TIC and the 1031 space. From my vantage point as a 1031 sponsor, the landscape has

Holly McQueen: Generation Z in the Rental Market

With some of the oldest members of Generation Z coming onto the rental scene seeking out their first college and post-college apartments, developers and property owners must start paying closer attention to this new audience. While Gen Z and millennials

Abby Howard: Master Leasing — Risk Versus Reward

The international student population was shaken with recent events surrounding a master lease fiasco in markets across the U.S. Dozens of students from China are facing issues of late payments, outrageous fines and possible eviction because their master lease holder

Priced Out: Adding Affordable Units to Student Housing

Student loan figures indicate a growing affordability problem in higher education. The Federal Reserve reports that student loan debt in the United States is almost $1.6 trillion today, with 42 percent of people who attended college — which represents 30

Tips and Tricks for Growing Ancillary Income

With residents willing to pay a premium for convenience and a higher standard of living, savvy student housing owners and operators can cash in with the right program, amenity or service partnership. Owners are searching for new revenue streams through