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Investments

Where Your Capital Goes To Work

Campus Advantage is a 17-year-old national student housing company headquartered in Austin, TX. We have participated in the acquisition and development of over $1.7B in student housing assets over the last 13 years maintaining the status one of one the Top 10 largest owners/managers of student housing in the US by the industry magazine Student Housing Business since its original publication.

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Properties Acquired

$1.70

Billion Acquired/Developed

$675

Million Equity Raised

A Better Investment Strategy with a Track Record of Success

  • Focused on due diligence, long-term strategy, and infrastructure
  • Senior investment team involved in the acquisition and development of over $2.9B in student housing projects
  • Executed on over $50 million in value-add capital expenditure projects
  • Excellent investment return performance exceeding both the NPI (National Property Index) and IPD Property Indices for fully realized investments
  • Cohesive investment team with over a decade of tenure together
  • National presence provides large database of market information to enhance investment decision making
Student housing investments
“Campus Advantage will go above and beyond to make sure your property becomes a trophy asset.”

Daniel Fowler, CEO, Connaught Real Estate Finance LLC

Investment Services

Acquisitions

This industry is fueled by demographic trends and provides healthy, steady returns. Campus Advantage is a leader in student housing acquisition across the United States, partnered with leading state pension funds and top-tier investment partners. As an owner, developer, and third party manager, Campus Advantage offers its well-rounded expertise and a proven track record of creating value by turning around and stabilizing struggling assets to every acquisition strategy.

Development

Campus Advantage brings its years of experience in property management, ownership, and development consulting to its new development projects. We are seeking to further leverage this experience in new student housing development opportunities across the United States on behalf of joint venture partners.

Asset Management

Driving alignment between an asset’s investment strategy and the related operations approach, Asset Management ensures strong performance for owners, investors and partners alike by guiding the operations team at the property level to leverage the appropriate data and insights to meet benchmarks and drive returns.

Whether we’re managing an asset as a Joint Venture partner or a third-party manager, we align as a team with the investor, working towards the same goal of selling the investment and maximizing returns.

Acquisitions

As an active participant in the student housing investment market since 2007, it’s no wonder that Campus Advantage has maintained its Top 10 owner/operator status of student housing in the United States since the rankings inception by Student Housing Business. We have acquired over 50 assets, totaling more than 28,000 beds worth $1.55 billion across the country from Eugene, OR to Tampa, FL over 30 markets in between. Our partnership have included multiple programmatic joint ventures with two of the three largest public pension plans in the US, the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (“CalSTRS”) and the State Board of Administration, Florida (“SBAF”) working to place over $525M in equity on behalf of state employees, firefighters and teachers. In addition to these partnerships with large public institutions, we have also placed over $150M in private capital.

Development

DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL STUDENT HOUSING COMMUNITIES

Campus Advantage brings its years of experience in property management, ownership, and consulting to its development services division. Combining the market intelligence of over 200 project feasibility studies with the team’s combined development experience spanning over two decades and more than 50 projects, its hard for us not to get our arms around even the most complex market or project.
In addition to developing on our own behalf, we also provide development consulting services for third parties with experience ranging from a single high net worth individuals to some of the most capable real estate development companies in the county, including the NRP Group, the Opus Group and the Gilbane Companies.


  • SIZE: Raw land or redevelopment with a minimum scope of 100 units or 400 beds
  • MARKETS: University markets with over 8,000 full-time undergraduate students enrolled
  • LOCATION: Within two miles of university campus, with strong preference for locations within walking or biking distance to campus

Asset Management

Ensuring Investment Performance

Driving alignment between an asset’s investment strategy and the related operations approach, Asset Management ensures strong performance for owners, investors and partners alike by guiding the operations team at the property level to leverage the appropriate data and insights to meet benchmarks and drive returns.

Whether we’re managing an asset as a Joint Venture partner or a third-party manager, we align as a team with the investor, working towards the same goal of selling the investment and maximizing returns.

Our Approach

To ensure long-term asset performance is achievable for new acquisitions and development projects and maintained for stabilized assets, the Asset Management team provides expert oversight, maximizing value by consistently applying proven Campus Advantage methods for:

 

  • Budgeting Oversight and National Benchmarking
  • Quarterly and Annual Investment Reporting
  • Annual Business Planning and Medium-Term Capital Planning
  • Active Revenue management utilizing YieldStar
  • Capital Project Execution Team

Contact our investment team.

MIchael Orsak

Senior Vice President of Investments
512-472-6222
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