University Characteristics That Ensure the Success of Student Housing Development


This recession-resistant sector has quickly matured and a number of large institutional investors are moving into the market.

US developers built 47,800 new beds in 2016 to meet the demand.

High Growth Tier 1 University with Division 1 Football

Walking distance from campus

Professionally maintained and managed

Luxury resort-style, purpose built amenities

On site safety and security

Fully finished and furnished

Private bathrooms

In-suite laundry, flat screen tv, wifi, A/C

Private study rooms and collaboration areas




Market demand and University growth projections
Directly connected to campus
Developer track record
Property management track record
Purpose built amenities
World renowned architect



Florida International University is the fastest growing University in
Florida and the 4th largest in the USA.

• 55,112 students in 2016

Projected growth to 65,000 students in next 5 years

191 programs of study, 280 majors

Graduate programs in architecture, business administration,
engineering, law and medicine

The adjacent south campus is FIU’s largest campus

23 colleges and schools

Housing is only available for 8% of student population forcing
92% of students to live off campus

Budget of over $649 million for expansion

Five-Year $900 million expansion plan underway

Endowments of over $100 million

Research expenditures approx. $110 million

The wait list for on campus housing is over 700 people