Comprehensive student housing
consulting services

Student housing operators make the best consultants. Backed by 20 years of operational expertise, Campus Advantage’s consulting services are tailored to benefit each client — from new entrants to the student housing market, to experienced owners, developers, and lenders. Pulling from expertise in both domestic and international consulting studies, our consulting team leverages their industry experience and market knowledge to make accurate observations and develop personalized strategies. With each project we undertake, we go beyond just empirical data to equip you with all the information you need to succeed.

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Consulting services
customized to your needs

Market Analysis and Project Feasibility

Have a site identified for a student housing development? Our market assessment and site-specific analysis includes primary research and interviews with the student population at your target campus to determine project feasibility.

Operational Assessment

Own an underperforming student housing property? Our operational assessments include an in-depth analysis of budget, staffing plan, and more to identify the operational changes that will best address your property’s current market position.

Due Diligence Services

Considering acquiring a student housing asset? Our due diligence assessment will confirm rent rolls, identify priority capital investments, evaluate rental rates, and recommend the operational adjustments needed to meet or exceed your anticipated return.

Development and design consulting

Need to make initial decisions for a new development? Our design and development services can help refine unit mix, project operating budgets and development pro forma, and provide additional support in finalizing common area amenities or FF&E purchases.

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consulting case studies

Florida A&M University

In spring 2019, Campus Advantage was engaged by a private developer working with Florida A&M University (FAMU) to perform a market analysis and feasibility study for a new on-campus student housing development. CA also assisted with the FAMU faculty in the design and development of the first phase of the new on-campus housing.

Liv+ Gainesville

In spring 2018, Campus Advantage partnered with Stark Enterprises to perform a market analysis and feasibility study for Liv+ Gainesville — a proposed 618-bed student housing development near the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. Campus Advantage also provided consulting services during the design phase of the project, which was then followed by third-party management services to oversee the lease-up and operations of the new community.


Campus Advantage was hired to oversee the lease-up for Stateside — a brand-new five-story, 513-bed student housing development in Bellingham, Washington, that serves the Western Washington University demographic. Campus Advantage provided consulting services during the design phase of the project, which was then followed by overseeing the lease-up of the new community.

What our clients
are saying

“Alexandria Technical & Community College engaged Campus Advantage to consult on the development of our first on-campus housing. Because they operate student housing, they understand every aspect, every detail. Over time, we and our development partners continue to add areas where we asked Campus Advantage for their expertise. We found their advice invaluable to launching Foundation Hall with full occupancy. Our students love it.”

Kim BarseFounder / Executive Vice President, ORB

“George Mason University selected Campus Advantage to assist with our first on-campus housing… They played an instrumental role in planning and operating our new facility, including delivery of a customized Residence Life program for our graduate medical students. Their efforts have resulted in better performing assets as well as happy employees and residents at our site.”

Jana HurleyAssistant Vice Presdient, University Life, George Mason University

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