It looks like students are looking for a little more than just the basic bunk bed in their dorms, and the student housing experts have noticed. The industry is constantly shifting to meet demand and address the latest trends, and has been a lucrative space for investors for a number of years. But has student housing started to experience the downside of its own success? In our opinion, there are still areas of growth.
Despite recent challenges, opportunities can still be found in the right markets through the right financing programs.
In our Student Housing Outlook Report, we provide our perspectives on the latest trends shaping the market, backing our analysis with anecdotal evidence and data. We explore a number of topics, such as:
Since 2016, Walker & Dunlop has structured over $2.3 billion in various student housing loans, including four large acquisition pools, for Scion Student Communities, LLC, one of the leading owners, operators, and advisors of student housing in North America. In 2017, we provided $707,000,000 in financing for the acquisition of 23 student housing properties and more recently provided funding in the amount of $154,000,000 for Scion’s acquisition of University View at the University of Maryland, which represented the largest transaction ever made in the student housing segment.
With student housing as a sizeable and growing market, we are at the very forefront of growing financing solutions in the student housing sector. Read more about the upcoming trends in multifamily in our Student Housing Outlook Report.
Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest lenders to multifamily owners in the United States.