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Student Housing's Epic Year

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Senior Managing Director Doug Opalka in HFF's Austin office. If 2016 in the student housing sector could be summed up in one word, it would be “epic.” From a macro economic and political standpoint, last year had many twists and changes, which has caused investors to have varying sentiments about the best strategy for deploying capital into real estate. For many years, private and institutional investors have become more familiar and interested in student housing. Both types of investors recognize an attractive combination of solid fundamentals, relative insulation from the broader macro economy and the sustained demographic tailwinds of more domestic and international students becoming college aged, with the percentage of those students attending post high school education increasing at the same time. This increasing focus from “big capital” has been... [Read More]

HFF's Elliott Throne to Speak at RealShare Student Housing 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

HFF Miami's Managing Director Elliott Throne will be a featured speaker at RealShare Student Housing 2016 on February 23 at The Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. Throne will join an esteemed panel of speakers and discuss some of the most important issues facing the student housing real estate market. The agenda includes presentations on: Debt and equity capital Investments in student housing Latest trends Cap rates Terms Closing deals Additionally, Mr. Throne will speak at RealShare Apartments East 2016 as part of its Annual East Coast Multi-Family Event. Mr. Throne will discuss his team's sale of the Boca Raton Student Housing Portfolio, including its acquisition financing. The deal is the only recent one of its kind in South Florida. HFF Student Housing Properties HFF... [Read More]


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