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Interior Designer Talks Student Housing Trends

Interior design can be vital to success in student housing. Marketing can be a joy when a property’s layout, hues and textures consistently wow potential residents during walkthroughs, and when thoughtfully planned and engaging, amenities help close the deal on lease after lease. Equally important is how well the selection of materials, fixtures, furnishings and appliances stand up to daily use and abuse by a student resident population, which can strain everything from exercise machines and outdoor equipment to study room furniture and electronics. To learn what owners and developers …

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ISP Student Housing Zavala quote

Moving in residents for the new school year is typically the most challenging season on a student housing manager’s calendar. In a matter of days, arriving tenants transform properties from a state of anticipatory stillness into a teeming hive of carts, boxes and people eager to settle into their units and connect their devices. “Students are sophisticated, high-volume Internet users,” observes Alfredo Zavala, an account coordinator on Pavlov Media’s account management team. “They expect to be connected to the Internet almost before they arrive.” “An Internet service provider that addresses …

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Dickson Furniture Manufacturers ESG LEED

Student Housing Business spoke with chief customer officer, Adam Ames, and director of sales, Kris Benson, to learn how Dickson Furniture Manufacturers continues to innovate as the student housing industry evolves, as well as the significance of adhering to environmental, social and governance frameworks and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements. Dickson’s competitive advantage begins with its oversight and quality control capabilities. With local resources and domestic production and distribution, Dickson provides unmatched customization as well as a commitment to customer service no matter the circumstances. “Most …

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  The April 27 webinar “You Have Eight Second – How to Market Student Housing in 2023,” hosted by Student Housing Business and sponsored by Conversion Logix, was driven by questions about how best to appeal to Gen Z: How should student housing owners and operators leverage platforms like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram to get messages in front of students? What does the future hold for automation and AI in student housing? What are the best practices for seamless integration into chat, SMS and email marketing? What trends and values are characteristic of Gen Z’s inclinations? Why …

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Stacey Lecocke Asset Living Property Management

In times of slowing economic growth, property owners and developers frequently shift their attention away from expansion to focus on portfolio optimization. In turn, that can put added pressure on property management firms to perform at a high level. At Asset Living, a Houston-based manager of conventional and affordable apartments, build-to-rent communities, active adult and student housing, executives are emphasizing people, processes and technology to ensure that their clients achieve success not just during a slump, but in any economic environment, says Stacey Lecocke, who, as an executive vice president, …

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  The March 28 webinar “Student Housing Case Study — Partnering with a Custom Furniture Fabricator Brings a Vision to Life,” hosted by Student Housing Business and sponsored by Morgan Li, covered important questions in the world of student spaces. This hour-long presentation focused on case studies in the industry and what can go right when partnerships take on design goals, modular approaches, production issues and more — as a team. Learn more about these topics and more: The benefits of modularity and why it’s becoming so popular. What design trends are students excited about? Design …

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The Dickson Furniture Manufacturing plant

Selecting a vendor for off-campus student housing furniture means considering many moving parts to keep a complicated process moving forward. To talk timing, process and practical considerations for furniture, Student Housing Business sat down with Kris Benson, director of sales at Dickson Furniture Manufacturers, a U.S. company that specializes in designing, engineering, building and coordinating the delivery and installation of student housing goods. When considering purchasing furniture for a student housing property, Benson recommends the following checklist of important questions to streamline the process: What is your timeline? Who are you …

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Doug Mueller Student Housing Furniture Design quote

Just as modern student housing suites are rendering the utilitarian college dorm rooms of past generations obsolete, more stylish furniture options in today’s units have replaced yesterday’s purely functional and no-frills standard. Considering the habits of the average college renter are evolving much more slowly, however, student housing owners continue to demand durability. Ultimately, this characteristic directly affects the value of properties, suggests Doug Mueller, CEO of Dickson Furniture Manufacturers, a Houston-based company that primarily caters to the student housing and hotel industries. That’s especially true when considering furniture typically …

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Elsa Liao TheGuarantors Rent Insurance AI quote

Advanced risk assessments for rent and deposit insurance products are helping a growing number of owners and managers of purpose-built student housing to streamline their businesses. Algorithms and models driven by artificial intelligence (AI) can improve the risk assessment process, indicating factors and patterns tied to the possibility of default. For landlords that accept them, rent and deposit coverage policies take the place of personal guarantors or traditional cash deposits. For typically less than the cost of one month’s rent, renters can purchase a policy that pays their landlord if …

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Housing for Chinese International Students pull quote

With over 317,000 Chinese students studying at the graduate or undergraduate level in the United States, and with that number likely to grow rapidly, student housing for Chinese nationals presents a wealth of opportunities for owners and operators. COVID temporarily decreased international student enrollment, but now students are returning. This surge reflects an ongoing, global trend. A 2022 report from market research firm HolonIQ projects that the worldwide number of international students is set to increase from 5 million students currently to 8 million by 2030. “The demand amongst Chinese …

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