Fast Times for Student Housing

Jun 4, 2012 10:56 AM, By Bendix Anderson, Contributing Writer

A lot more college students and just a few more beds in college dormitories adds up to a huge shortage of student housing, according to “Surging Student Populations Stress On-Campus Housing,” a new white paper.

“States aren’t keeping up with building housing for the students that they’ve got,” says Jim Arbury, vice president of student housing for the National Student Housing Council, a part of the Washington D.C.-based trade group, the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). “That presents a huge opportunity for private developers.”

The report counts the number of students enrolled at colleges and universities for the 2009-2010 academic year …[Full Article]

SREIC Coverage: Wealth Transfer Panel

David H. Lenok, June 8th 2012

The panel consisted of Doug Moore, managing director at U.S. Trust Bank of America, David Sullivan, a director at Institutional Real Estate Fund Marketing CBRE and Hugh H. Woodside, managing director at Empire Valuation Consultants LLC.

Moderator Doug Moore began by stressing three key elements that make commercial real estate such an attractive vehicle for wealth transfer in the current tax environment: First, transfers of real estate are extremely easy to discount for gift …[Full Article]