Joint Venture Breaks Ground on $54 Million Student Housing Community Near University of Florida

by Katie Sloan

Gainesville, Fla. — A joint venture between Batson-Cook Development Co. (BCDC), 908 Group and Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors has broken ground on The Nine @ Gainesville, a $54 million student housing community situated less than a quarter-mile from the University of Florida’s campus in Gainesville.

Located at 1115 13th St., The Nine will feature 627 beds within one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom units. All fully furnished residences will feature private bathrooms, in-unit washer and dryer units, stainless steel appliances and private balconies.

Community amenities will include a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, interactive study rooms, community café and a structured parking deck with 420 spaces.

“We are thrilled to be underway on The Nine @ Gainesville and to launch this project with 908 Group,” says Litt Glover, CEO and president of Atlanta-based BCDC. “This location is unmatched in its proximity to the university, and with our team’s experience in student housing, we will be delivering a highly amenitized, desirable project that will appeal to UF students.”

Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors, BCDC and 908 Group are providing equity and PNC Bank is providing construction financing. TSB Capital Advisors acted as consultant to 908 Group and BCDC on the joint venture with Kayne Anderson, and assisted with procuring the senior loan through PNC Bank.

Arco Murray Construction Co. is the general contractor, and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Forum Architecture and Design is the architect. The development team expects to deliver the wood-frame project next summer ahead of the 2018-2019 school year.

John Nelson

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