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THINK US: Investing in education

Martha Peyton

Not too long ago, the student housing sector was considered a niche sector, dominated by mom-and-pop operators with local or regional footprints.

As a result of its perceived lack of scale, student housing failed to pique institutional investor interest until roughly a decade ago. In 2004, the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) hosted its inaugural student housing conference and published Student Housing 101: Where are the Opportunities? Since that time, the NMHC has ramped up its efforts to educate investors and promote student housing investment. Today, student housing is a well-accepted investment strategy for many institutions. 

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