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Katie Sloan

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In the competitive and fast-paced world of student housing, it can be tempting to opt for a fresh new logo as a quick fix to attract the next cohort of residents. In many ways, this instinct is on-point. Today’s students are brand-forward and style-focused. However, there’s an often overlooked aspect of great property branding — the strategy behind the design. This is where owners and developers are leaving money on the table. Strategy is what transforms a pretty logo design into something that is rooted in meaning and able to …

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View-at-Montogmery

Philadelphia — Walker & Dunlop Inc. has provided a $285.5 million loan for the refinancing of Vantage and The View at Montgomery, two student housing properties located on Temple University’s campus in Philadelphia. The Class A communities total 1,816 beds. Completed in 2019, Vantage rises 19 stories with 368 units. The property features more than 30,000 square feet of amenity space, retail offerings and floor plans ranging from studios to four bedrooms. Opened in 2014, The View at Montgomery includes 238 units and is located in the center of Temple University’s …

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Hub-Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. — A joint venture between Core Spaces and Schenk Realty has announced plans for an 800-bed student housing development located near the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. Located at 1801 Cumberland Ave., the community will rise seven stories and offer 215 units in studio through five-bedroom configurations. Shared amenities will include a rooftop swimming pool, hot tub and sun deck, as well as ground floor retail. Construction on the project is set to begin in spring 2025. The joint venture partnership is currently developing Hub Knoxville, a 2,000-bed development …

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Atlanta — House Analytics has appointed Natalie Cheney to the role of chief executive officer. “We are delighted to welcome Natalie as our new CEO,” says Charlie Matthews, founder of the Atlanta-based company. “Her exceptional leadership skills, strategic insights and experience in scaling businesses makes her the ideal choice to lead House Analytics. I have great confidence in her ability to steer the company towards even greater achievements in the future. I personally look forward to working alongside her as we expand our offerings and enter new markets.” Matthews will continue …

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Kojuri-Mina

Chicago — Harrison Street has promoted Mina Kojuri to managing director and head of investor relations Europe. In her new London-based position, Kojuri will play a key leadership role in the firm’s ongoing efforts to enhance client services for global partners, as well as capital raising efforts across the firm’s strategies. She joined Harrison Street in 2022 as a director of investor relations in London. Kojuri previously held positions at AEW and Cromwell Property Group. “As a leader in alternative real assets, Harrison Street is committed to bringing opportunities to institutional …

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William

Dallas and Oak Brook, Ill. — Inland Private Capital Corp. (IPC) has formed a strategic partnership with University Partners focused on managing and operating off campus student housing communities near top-tier universities in the U.S. The partnership follows Oak Brook, Illinois-based IPC’s previously announced plans to expand its student housing footprint, which currently consists of 8,014 beds across 17 properties. Mark Cosenza, senior vice president of Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, will serve as the acquisition representative for Inland responsible for negotiating and closing student housing transactions. Dallas-based University Partners currently owns …

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Reflection_Atlanta_GSU

Atlanta — Newmark has brokered the sale of Reflection, a student housing high-rise in Midtown Atlanta totaling 741 beds across 247 units. The Class A property is located at 111 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, which is within walking distance of Georgia State University. Ryan Lang, Jack Brett, Ben Harkrider and Bert Sanders of Newmark represented the sellers, Atlantic Capital Properties and ELV Associates, in the transaction. The Scion Group and Brookfield Asset Management purchased the property for an undisclosed price. Built in 2022, Reflection features bed-to-bath parity, designer furniture …

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Scholar-Birmingham

Birmingham, Ala. — Audubon has purchased Scholar Birmingham, a 198-unit student housing high-rise in Birmingham’s Five Points neighborhood. The tower was developed as an off-campus student housing property in 2020 due to its proximity to University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The seller and sales price were not disclosed. Audubon plans to transition the property to market-rate housing in a retrofit that includes modernizing the interiors and enhancing community amenities. According to the Scholar Birmingham property website, the community offers fully furnished, pet-friendly studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments. …

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Johnson-Bassett

Madison, Wis. — Core Spaces will develop three student housing communities totaling 4,000 beds near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The developments are set for delivery between 2026 and 2028 and will include a 12-story community offering 910 beds at the intersection of West Johnson and North Bassett streets; a 15-story, 1,723-bed property offering studio through five-bedroom units and townhomes at the intersection of West Johnson and North Broom streets; and a 15-story, 1,330-bed property located at the intersection of North Frances and West Johnson streets. 10 Percent of beds at …

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Jake-Newman

Austin, Texas — Endeavor Real Estate Group has launched a new student housing platform. Jake Newman, who joined the Austin-based firm as principal late last year, will spearhead the launch of the company’s student housing vertical. Newman spent the past 21 years with American Campus Communities, where he served as executive vice president and head of development. “We are very excited to have Jake at Endeavor and leading our expansion into the student housing space,” says Jamil Alam, managing principal with Endeavor. “Given the strong macro fundamentals of the sector, we …

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