The Real Estate of College Towns, Which Schools Made it to the Top Four?

Report by Barbara Byrne Denham

Everyone knows that it pays to go to college, but a number of investors also know that it pays to invest in college real estate. Indeed, the student housing sector has grown considerably as more universities have ceded development and management of their housing to the private sector. Most student purpose-built properties have very low vacancy rates and provide a steady stream of rent revenue.

Which schools made it to the top four?

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Barbara Byrne Denham is a Senior Economist in the research and economics department at Reis, the team responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services. Throughout her 20-year career, Barbara has written a number of white papers on the commercial real estate market.