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Fred-Pierce

San Diego — Pierce Education Properties Founder, Frederick W. Pierce IV, passed away suddenly last week. Pierce served as president and CEO of the San Diego-based firm and was a leader, visionary and dedicated advocate for the student housing industry.  Under his leadership, Pierce Education Properties transacted more than $1.3 billion in acquisitions and became a trailblazer in the student housing sector while being known for its commitment to quality, student wellbeing and innovation.  “The entire Student Housing Business team is incredibly shocked and saddened by this news,” says publisher Richard Kelley. “Fred …

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2587-Telegraph-Ave-Berkeley-CA

Berkeley, Calif. — CBRE has arranged the sale of a 0.43-acre development site at 2587 Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley, approximately five blocks south of the University of California, Berkeley campus. 2565-2589 Telegraph Black LLC, a local private investor and related party of Anchor Valley Partners, sold the asset for an undisclosed price. An undisclosed buyer plans to build a 232-bed student housing development on the site. The project is approved and entitled for an eight-story, 112,562-square-foot mixed-use building. Upon completion, the community will offer studio, four-, five- and six-bedroom units, …

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UC-Santa-Cruz

Santa Cruz, Calif. — A public-private partnership between The University of California (UC) Santa Cruz and Redtree Partners is set to break ground on a residence hall development. The community will be located on Delaware Avenue and will offer 400 beds for upper-division undergraduate students and units for 60 university employees. The student housing portion of the project will offer rents priced at 20 percent below market rate and the employee housing will be priced at approximately 5 percent below market rate. Seven employee units will meet the city’s affordable housing …

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Long Beach, Calif. — California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has broken ground on La Playa Residence Hall, a 108,000-square-foot student housing project in Long Beach, located on the coast south of Los Angeles. Designed by Perkins & Will, the project is part of the State of California’s Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program, which aims to increase below-rate rental options for students living on campus. La Playa Residence Hall will add 424 beds to CSULB’s Hillside Housing village. The $115 million project will consist of three five-story buildings each …

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UCSB-San-Benito

Santa Barbara, Calif. — The University of California (UC) Santa Barbara has announced plans to develop new residence halls offering a total of 3,500 beds through 2029. The first phase of the two-part project will include a 2,250-bed development dubbed San Benito. The project will be developed on a five-acre site between Mesa Road and Stadium Road, which formerly housed offices for the university’s facilities management, transportation and parking services. The community will include a number of multi-story buildings offering mostly four-bedroom apartments with a mix of some single- and …

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Los Angeles — Landmark Properties has broken ground on The Standard at Los Angeles, a 1,284-bed student housing community located a few blocks south of the University of Southern California (USC) campus. The mid-rise apartment building will include the construction of 1,236 beds across 429 units, as well as the renovation of five existing townhomes that will comprise 48 beds. Landmark Construction, the in-house general contractor for Landmark Properties, is managing construction. The property is slated to open in August 2026. Situated at the east side of the 160-acre Exposition Park, …

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San Francisco — Greystar has delivered Academe at 198, a $282 million student housing property in downtown San Francisco. Located at 198 McAllister St. in the city’s Civic Center district, the mixed-use property is Phase I of the Academic Village expansion at UC Law San Francisco, formerly known as UC Hastings College of the Law. Academe at 198 spans 14 stories and features 656 units (667 beds) for students at UC Law SF, as well as faculty and staff. The property website also says students from nearby University of California San …

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Sandy-Jack

Woodland Hills, Calif. — Nomadix has hired Sandy Jack to the role of director of strategic relations for multi-dwelling. Jack will lead the Woodland Hills, California-based company in increasing its multi-dwelling footprint. She previously held leadership roles at Ruckus Networks and Commscope. “Sandy Jack has a unique talent for translating technical concepts into business outcomes and she brings a proven track record of exceeding growth targets, delivering innovative solutions and influencing key decision makers,” says Mike Womack, vice president of partner sales at Nomadix. “As we continue growing our multi-dwelling …

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UCR

Riverside, Calif. — McCarthy Building Cos. has broken ground on the $285 million North District Phase II student housing development at University of California, Riverside (UCR). The intersegmental projects, one of the first of its kind in California, will house students from UCR and Riverside Community College District (RCCD). The 424,000-square-foot project will feature 429 single- and double-occupancy apartment-style units ranging from one to four bedrooms complete with kitchen/living room spaces, high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and designated study areas. Additionally, the community will feature a café/market, recreation fields and a central …

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Bldg22-23-CSUN-Northridge-CA

Northridge, Calif. — C.W. Driver Cos. has started construction on a 198-bed student housing property at California State University, Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. Once completed in fall 2025, the $55.7 million project will add two four-story buildings to the 365-acre campus. Located at 17950 Lassen St., Buildings No. 22 and No. 23 will total 60,290 square feet, of which 30,000 square feet will be housing space. The residential floors of each building will include dual-occupancy student rooms, with four students sharing each bathroom, and one suite-style living room …

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