Alternative Commercial Real Estate Investments

When you think about commercial real estate investments, you probably think of apartment buildings, office space, retail, industrial, and hotels. In recent years, Institutional investors and developers have been narrowing their investment horizon into niches of these traditional and not so traditional sectors. They’ve been specializing in niches like student housing, seniors housing, medical office

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P3+ Private Sector Financing for On-Campus Housing Announced

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Capstone Development Partners recently announced P3+, a program for universities seeking cost-effective private sector finance and development assistance with their on-campus housing.

Sheffield, UK Identified As Top City for Student Accommodation

Knight Knox International, the market-leading student accommodation specialist in the UK has launched its latest project, Dunfields, in the city of Sheffield. Recent reports show the city as being ripe for investment in student accommodation.

Keeping the “Fath”: Investor Taps Into Lucrative Investing Niche

Imagine a real estate investing niche fueled by society’s demand for higher education, then factor in a government unable to meet the housing demand, created by an endless drumbeat of “you’ve got to go to college or you’ll be a miserable failure in life” messages…

Market Watch – Baton Rouge, LA: Parent Investors Driving Force in College Markets

Crawfish, jazz, LSU Fighting Tigers, Cajun cuisine, and yes, even voodoo may come to mind when someone mentions the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but perhaps the term “parent investor” doesn’t. Maybe it should. College housing costs are high and getting even higher. According to the College Board, fees for room and board during the

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Gatehouse Bank Closes Texas Student Housing Deal

In international commercial investing news, Gatehouse Bank, the UK subsidiary of Securities House Kuwait, announced today the purchase of a 265 apartment student property in Texas valued at $50 million. According to the news, this is the first student real estate the company has acquired, but similar deals in the UK and elsewhere have proven successful.

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