Agenda Announced for InterFace Student Housing West

by Katie Sloan


The agenda has been announced for InterFace Student Housing West, a networking and information conference focused on student housing real estate in the western United States which will take place on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles on November 16-17. In addition to the conference on November 17, the event will include a networking cocktail reception on November 16th as well as six networking periods during the conference itself.

Below are the panel sessions planned:

The State of the Student Housing Market Heading into 2011
A cross-section of industry leaders from various disciplines discuss the outlook for the student housing industry nationally and in the western United States as the market heads into 2011. Discussion will focus on investment, development, financing, higher education trends and the impact on student housing as well as leasing, operations and management.

Capital Markets Update: What is the True Availability and Cost for Debt and Equity Capital?
A cross-section of lenders and financial intermediaries, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, discuss the true availability and cost of capital for student housing investment, construction and development financing.

Making Sense of the Student Housing Investment Sales Market
Depending on who you talk to there has never been more product on the market, or there is a scarcity of product. There are a plethora of well-heeled buyers or a shortage of serious investors who can close. This panel will break down the market by property type and location, and assess the true state of the investment sales market for student housing real estate in the western United States.

Strategies and Tactics for Operations and Management That Make a Difference to the Bottom Line
In a difficult economy the difference between being in the black and in the red can be smart property management and efficient operations that reduce costs and enhance the quality of the resident experience. A panel of experienced student housing operators and managers discuss what they are doing across their portfolios to enhance value and keep down expenses.

“Prime Time Conversation”
InterFace Student Housing West goes “up close” with two leading student housing industry figures for a candid, insightful interview.

The College and University Perspective on the Role of On- and Off-Campus Student Housing, and the Need and Constraints for Student Housing Development

The ABCs of PPPs: An Up Close Look at On-Campus Public/Private Partnerships
A panel of developers, financiers and university officials who have gone through the process offer insights on how to win, finance and execute public/private partnership developments.

How to Lease, Market and Communicate to Today’s Student
Now that 2010-2011 lease up is complete, turn your attention to getting ready for 2011-2012 and learn how to keep your properties and marketing strategies one step ahead of the rest.

The Greening of Student Housing: How Sustainability is Driving Student Housing Architecture, Design, Construction and Development
A leading panel of architects, construction professionals and developers discuss the impact of the green and sustainable design on student housing design and development

The IRO Zone: Independent Rental Owners Talk Shop about Owning, Investing and Operating Their Businesses
Not every player in student housing owns and manages tens of thousands of beds. In fact, they are a distinct minority. There are far more smaller, independent investors, developers and operators and this panel will give them a chance to discuss the issues they face in operating and growing their student housing businesses.


For more information and to register, please click here or contact Richard Kelley at 914-468-0818 or [email protected]

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