Student Housing Council (STHC)

Mission

The Student Housing Council (STHC) offers a forum for leaders in the student housing sector to shape and champion positive and responsible visibility for the student housing component of the commercial real estate industry. The Council focuses on student living both on- and off-campus, in addition to related mixed use components. Council members include private owners and developers of student housing and university officials with a focus or special interest in housing. The Council also includes a sampling of private equity investors, brokers, lenders, architects and student housing consultants.

On- and off-campus student housing is more active than ever before. Public and private real estate developments are helping universities to address housing and student living challenges in an environment where tuition costs, demographics and parent and student preference are constantly changing and evolving. This asset class has become a major component of commercial real estate, but there are intricacies and nuances associated with the ownership and operation of these properties that significantly affect the local real estate markets in which they are located.

This Council will delve into, among other topics, development, the relationships between developers/owners and universities, the needs of the students, the annual turnover of rented beds, best practices for marketing and leasing, what to look for in a buy or sell situation, local and macro market performance and many other topics of special interest to participants in this specific niche space.

Student housing is more operationally intensive than traditional multifamily.  It has its own unique risks and presents unique opportunities. Much about the sector is misinterpreted and/or misunderstood;  there’s a need to better understand the nature and potential of this development sector. What are the best techniques and transaction structures today? What can we learn from our own mistakes to create a more balanced and stable marketplace?  How do they differ based upon market, stakeholders and university?  What does the future role for the sector?

This Council provides a unique opportunity to bring key leaders in the space together, in a focused and intimate setting, to address the special concerns of this sector and to learn from each other; it is also an opportunity to leverage ULI’s resources for the student housing industry when they can be helpful. The programs sponsored by this group will showcase best practices in the development of various college and university-related projects and foster discussion on existing assets, funding, re-investment, development, construction and results achieved.

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Interest Areas

  • On and off campus student living
  • Student housing related mixed use components
  • Public and private real estate developments
  • Funding, re-investment, development and construction
  • Private/public partnership models, finance and capital structure

Members

William W. Talbot

Chair
Chief Investment Officer
American Campus Communities
Austin
TX
United States

Benjamin Mohns, III

Assistant Chair
Managing Director, Asset Management
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Chicago
IL
United States

Robert Clark

Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Peak Campus
Atlanta
GA
United States

Peter Katz

Vice Chair
Executive Managing Director Investments
IPA Student Housing
Phoenix
AZ
United States

John Caltagirone

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Chief Investment Officer
The Dinerstein Companies
Houston
TX
United States

Matthew R. Adams

Member
Senior Vice President
Citizens Bank
Chicago
IL
United States

Daniel I. Bernstein

Member
President and Chief Investment Officer
Campus Apartments
Philadelphia
PA
United States

Timothy S. Bradley

Member
Founder/Principal
TSB Capital Advisors
Phoenix
AZ
United States

Bill Brewer

Member
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
EdR
Germantown
TN
United States

Colin Cavill

Member
St Clair Holdings
Atlanta
GA
United States

Joseph Coyle

Member
President
University Student Living
Marlton
NJ
United States

Jaclyn Fitts

Member
Director of Student Housing
CBRE
Dallas
TX
United States

James Eric Frank

Member
Managing Principal
Cardinal Group Investments
Denver
CO
United States

Dan Fuchs

Member
Chief Financial Officer
Aspen Heights Company
West Lake Hills
TX
United States

Taylor Gunn

Member
Vice President of Research & Analytica
CA Ventures
Dallas
TX
United States

Lance Barclay Hanna

Member
Managing Director - Student Living Development
Greystar
Irving
TX
United States

Bowen Hsu

Member
Director, Real Estate
Saban Capital Group
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Clyde C. Jackson, Jr.

Member
President & CEO
Wynne/Jackson, Inc.
Dallas
TX
United States

Robert R. Kilroy, CFA

Member
New York
NY
United States

Loren King

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Trinitas Ventures
Lafayette
IN
United States

James Kirby

Member
Executive Vice President
GMH Capital Partners
Newtown Square
PA
United States

Avi Lewittes

Member
Chief Investment Officer
The Scion Group
Chicago
IL
United States

Marc Lifshin

Member
Managing Partner
Core Spaces
Chicago
IL
United States

Troy Manson

Member
Principal
University Partners
Dallas
TX
United States

Patrick McBride

Member
Managing Partner
Coastal Ridge Real Estate
Columbus
OH
United States

Ryan McGrath

Member
President & CEO
Asset Campus
Houston
TX
United States

Charles C. Meyer

Member
Principal, Production Team Lead
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Dublin
OH
United States

Hussain Moosajee

Member
Vice President
AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp.
Atlanta
GA
United States

Greg Olbrys

Member
Principal
Alden Street Capital Management
New York
NY
United States

Michael Orsak

Member
SVP
Campus Advantage
Austin
TX
United States

John W. Preiss

Member
Chief Investment Officer
The Preiss Company
Raleigh
NC
United States

J. Wesley Rogers

Member
President/CEO
Landmark Properties
Athens
GA
United States

Lee Ryder

Member
President
University Communities LLC
Denver
CO
United States

Brian A. Shirken

Member
President
Columbus Pacific Properties
Santa Monica
CA
United States

Isaac J Sitt

Member
Co-Founder/CEO
Vesper Holdings
New York
NY
United States

Andrew N. Stark

Member
Pinnacle Campus Living
Rye
NY
United States

Brian Thompson

Member
Executive Vice President of Investments
CA Ventures
Chicago
IL
United States

Brian Tilton

Member
Portfolio Manager
CPPIB America, Inc.
New York
NY
United States

John Vawter

Member
Principal
Capstone Collegiate Communities
Birmingham
AL
United States

Clara Wineberg

Member
Principal
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Chicago
IL
United States

Lance Wright

Member
Managing Director
ACORE Capital
Dallas
TX
United States

Craig Zogby

Member
Managing Director Student Housing/ Multifamily
Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors
Boca Raton
FL
United States