Campus First, CF Real Estate Services Buy Student Housing Property Near University of South Carolina

by Katie Sloan

Columbia, S.C. — Campus First Student Living and CF Real Estate Services LLC have formed a joint venture with a private commingled fund to purchase Club at Carolina Stadium, a 486-bed student housing property situated less than one mile from the main campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

The community is located adjacent to the Congaree River and across from the university’s new ballpark. Campus First will manage the property, and will be overseeing a $2.7 million renovation and rebranding of Club at Carolina Stadium, which will be renamed Rivers Edge at Carolina Stadium.

The renovations will include a new clubhouse with a fitness center, private and shared study lounges, gaming area, café and a deck overlooking the swimming pool and terrace area. Other improvements will include a new outdoor kitchen, renovated dog park with dog washing station, two fire pit areas, enhanced landscaping, new signage, kayaks and canoes for residents and a new shuttle bus and electric bikes for students to get to class.

The overhaul will also include upgraded internet and cable packages, as well as the addition of VIP premium suites that will include gray faux-wood floors, painted interiors and renovated kitchens with subway tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, new countertops and kitchen hardware. The name of the seller and sale price were undisclosed. The ARA Newmark Student Housing Group, led by Executive Managing Director Ryan Lang, brokered the transaction.

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