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The Edge and The Lodge to Benefit From First-Class Programming and Operations Excellence

AUSTIN, TX (March 20, 2018)Campus Advantage®, a leader in student housing, providing property management, consulting, acquisitions, and development services, today announced

the addition of two properties, located in San Marcos, Texas, to its portfolio of managed student housing properties. Located near Texas State University, The Edge and The Lodge bring 1,249 beds to Campus Advantage’s portfolio of managed student housing properties and will leverage the company’s successful management capabilities and services which result in a nearly 97% occupancy rate.

Campus Advantage was chosen to manage these properties due to its community-focused programs and experiences that inspire and equip residents to thrive in all areas of life. This includes the company’s highly regarded Students First® Experience platform, which is designed to ensure that residents who choose to live at Campus Advantage communities have more opportunities to achieve success both now and in the future, and which the owners felt would complement the current residence life programming at both communities.

“The selection of Campus Advantage as property manager for The Edge and The Lodge demonstrates the value of our expertise and time tested operations approach,” said Pam West, Vice President of Operations at Campus Advantage. “We look forward to providing the current and future residents of these properties with our rewarding living and learning experiences, as well as our first-class programming, operations excellence, and integrated marketing capabilities. We are also thrilled to expand our presence in the San Marcos market and add two more properties to our growing San Marcos portfolio.”

Built in 1998, The Edge is a 173 unit, 553-bed, garden-style property and is comprised of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans. The pet-friendly property includes a resort-style pool with water volleyball, 24-hour computer center, gaming room, dog park, sand volleyball court, full-size basketball court, 24-hour fitness center, and an outdoor fireplace.

The Lodge, built in 2001, is a 258 unit, 696-bed, pet-friendly property and is comprised of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans. Amenities of the garden-style, gated community include a resort-style swimming pool, 24-hour state of the art fitness center, onsite nail and hair salon, internet cafe, basketball court, sand volleyball court, game room, picnic and barbecue grilling areas, 24-hour business center, coffee bar, study rooms, and on-site dog park.

Catalyst, an Austin-based agency specializing in creative marketing for student and multifamily housing, will develop branding for the property, including website updates, SEO campaigns, SEM campaigns, and co-branded marketing materials.

About Campus Advantage

Campus Advantage® is an Austin-based real estate firm fostering financially prosperous higher education student housing communities through its management, development, acquisition, and consulting services. Since its founding in 2003, Campus Advantage has been creating successful communities that provide rewarding living, learning, and career experiences, and as a result has become one of the fastest growing private student housing companies in the nation. The company’s asset acquisition and management strategies combined with its dedication to residence life and student development has made Campus Advantage the 6th largest student housing owner and the 7th largest manager in the United States. Learn more at

About Catalyst

Catalyst is an award winning, full-service digital marketing and communications agency specializing in student and multifamily housing, commercial real estate, residential real estate developments, and retirement communities. The Austin-based agency’s data-driven approach generates measurable results, and its clients therefore benefit from the highest returning resident ratio in their respective industries. Catalyst’s in-house team provides its clients with integrated brand, marketing, design, and public relations services, leveraging the latest technology advances and Millennial communications strategies. Visit to learn more.

Media Contact for Campus Advantage
Lisa Koetz
Bloom Communications
[email protected]