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Consulting Services

Comprehensive student housing
consulting services

Student housing operators make the best consultants. Backed by 18 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

consulting case studies

Redtail on the River

In late 2016, Redtail on the River joined Campus Advantage’s portfolio with negative online reviews and experienced minimal revenue growth.

LIV+ Arlington

Campus Advantage compiled recommendations for the development project that were tailored to increase interest from the unique UTA student demographic plus factored in the University’s evolution from a primarily commuter campus.

The Luxx

Campus Advantage knew the market would be very competitive since all nine of the off-campus student housing properties were newer product and offered desirable amenity packages, so extra focus was placed on the unit layouts and unique amenities.

University of Iowa

Campus Advantage meticulously examined each lease file for current residents of the property. During the process, student demographics were also noted to better assess the student base at the property, as well as to aid in the development of future marketing campaigns.

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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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