Student Housing Management
Creating Successful Student Communities Since 2003
Returning Student Ratio
Average Effective Rental Rate Increase
We are student housing management experts. Campus Advantage manages thousands of beds at properties across the United States.
As experienced student housing owners ourselves with over $1.3 billion in assets, we view the properties we manage through an investment lens and operate assets with an owner’s mindset. We’ve developed time-tested systems – from marketing to revenue management to differentiated student programming – to create better living experiences, which in turn creates financial success.
Our Time-Tested Management Approach Results In:
Constant, data-driven rental rate assessments and adjustments that maximize revenue growth
An intelligent approach to capital improvements that not only drives leasing velocity and renewals, but also ensures ROI and increased asset value
Consistent customer service training and ahead-of-the-curve resident renewal campaigns that drive retention, ultimately reducing marketing and turn costs
Increased leasing performance achieved through integrated marketing programs designed by our affiliated marketing partner, Catalyst, to drive qualified leads online and to the office
- Revenue management – Our team conducts a weekly assessment of rental rates, in addition to leasing velocity and traffic, to maximize revenue.
- Integrated marketing – Through our affiliated marketing partner, Catalyst, award-winning student housing marketing specialists deliver branding, web design, online strategies, and leasing campaigns that drive traffic and market reputation.
- Improved student experience – Taking a step beyond amenities to differentiate your property, our Students First® residence life program prepares student residents to succeed in life after college.
- Portfolio-wide recruiting – Our team manages a national recruiting effort to provide a pipeline of qualified candidates for every property.
How We Work
Investors & Owners
To increase the value of your assets and meet or exceed annual net operating income (NOI) goals, we monitor performance, drive rents, implement operational efficiencies, and manage capital improvement projects.
Lenders & Investors
To evaluate return on investment, our consulting studies address student housing feasibility, research market demand, assess operations at existing student housing communities, evaluate acquisition opportunities through a due diligence process, and more.
We help you deliver purpose-built student housing with maximized rental and occupancy through market analysis and feasibility studies, design and development consulting, initial marketing and lease-up services, and ongoing management.
Colleges & Universities
Working with colleges, universities, and their foundations as consultants and management partners, we develop tailored platforms specific to the needs of the campus and student base, to create an atmosphere where students can thrive academically, personally, and professionally.
“The management selection process for Skyloft was very competitive, as we knew we needed to align with a partner that could deliver results for such an iconic development in a very competitive market. Campus Advantage and their marketing partner, Catalyst, designed an innovative brand that set Skyloft apart from the other competitors in the marketplace, and their integrated digital marketing strategy kept Skyloft leading the market throughout the lease-up. The branding and marketing campaigns coupled with the hard work of the site team resulted in Skyloft opening at 100% occupancy with much praise from the student housing industry. Campus Advantage proved to be an invaluable partner for our first high-rise student housing development.”
Mike Walden, JE Dunn
“Since partnering with Campus Advantage’s management team in 2016, we have seen substantial improvements in the financial performance of Launch. The Campus Advantage team customized their operating platform to fit our asset which targets a combination of multi-family, young professional, and student renters. Through increased residence life programming coupled with strategic marketing campaigns to sell the property improvements, the property was able to achieve 100% occupancy in 2017 and 2018. We were also able to renew over 55% of residents and grow rents 8%; a true testament to residents’ satisfaction under Campus Advantage’s customized programming model. Our relationship with Campus Advantage has been invaluable and a driving force behind the recent success of our investment.”
Amy Williams, Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
Learn more about Campus Advantage’s approach and results
- Case Studies
- White Papers
Strategies to Perform Due Diligence on a Multiple-Property Portfolio Preparing to perform a portfolio due diligence? Be prepared to create a strategic plan, and then revise that plan numerous times throughout the process to factor in curve balls that are bound to...
Determining the Demand In Your Market Are you considering adding a student housing property to your portfolio? Whether you’re building new or purchasing an existing property, consider the tips in our white paper to help you determine if there will be enough demand to...
Smart Strategies to Drive Leasing for New Developments. Are you ready to start leasing a new student housing development? For proven strategies to drive leasing, take a look at Campus Advantage’s best practices.
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As purpose built student housing grows in popularity as an asset class, investors are looking for opportunities beyond the US borders as well. However, those countries typically lack the operational expertise that we have in the US. This has allowed US...
This three-part blog series examines Campus Advantage’s article, “Ten Steps to Prepare for Your Next Student Housing Development,” which serves as an excellent road map for developers who are new to the student housing sector. Campus Advantage’s Vice...