To Invest in Student Housing or Not To: That, is the Question! Jul. 12, 2021
Student Housing residential rental real estate remains a bellwether investment and the COVID pandemic and varying levels of university-centric enrollment and occupancy instability, in many cases, proved to barely “shake” the values of student housing assets.
In what was already a highly competitive, low cap rate environment by the Summer of 2019 remained largely stable (with only minor losses) in 2020 and into 2021 and is poised for a rebound as we get further into 2021....Read More
Talking Succession Planning Jul. 07, 2021
Executives in the student housing industry may begin to consider their full or partial retirement. This not only stems from “getting to that age,” but the simple fact that many have achieved substantial financial success and it’s literally worth considering retirement.
Before that can happen, student housing executive leadership within a firm must come together and devise an actionable succession plan for one or all of their key executive leadership team members....Read More
Student Housing Consolidation: Is the industry growing or shrinking? Jul. 01, 2021
The student housing industry as we know it was largely formed in the late nineties, which means we’re coming up on 25 years. A lot has changed. What have we learned and where are we headed?
The team at Ice Breaker has been thinking about the student housing industry a lot lately amid the start of Interface 2021. One of the hard-hitting topics that’s been on our minds is: consolidation.
Despite a larger overall investment in the industry, is the institutional student housing space growing or shrinking in terms of players in the game?...Read More
Student Housing in a COVID-19 World (go-forward edition) Nov. 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every industry in some way or another from the very start. Student Housing was thought to be no different and predicted to be one of the most heavily impacted industries, as colleges and universities made the move to remote learning....Read More