Our Story

Every university is proud of their team. They signify a sense of unity, excitement, a winning spirit and a competitive nature. And it's no different when it comes to University Partners. We have an amazing core team of experts who have worked closely together for more than 15 years. That's 15 years of learning, leading and finding innovative solutions for acquisition, development and management of student housing communities. We are a team that is fiercely loyal - to each other, to our partners, to our investors and to the students and families that we ultimately serve.

Capital Partnerships

University Partners is a vertically-integrated partnership between its senior management team and a global investment firm with over $130b in assets under management.  The combination of our substantial balance sheet and strong track record uniquely positions University Partners to deploy a significant amount of capital in the student housing space while delivering outsized returns.

 

We work together with partners and investors to create communities that serve everyone's needs, as well as providing the best student housing available. With an experienced management team, a unique owner/operator structure, and our development capabilities, University Partners are committed to excellence and a dedicated "win" at the end of every day.

Diverse Experience

Acquisition strategy

We take a thematic approach to market and asset selection by using market data and prior experience to develop investment themes. In addition to identifying markets that fit within the themes, we identify assets in these markets that we want to own and leverage industry relationships to create off-market deals.

We create unique angles and conviction to "lean-in", while our operational capabilities allow us to see value where others don't. 

Investment Process

By conducting top-down data analysis across markets along with off-market and broker sourcing, we are able to screen based on themes and target markets. During the underwriting and first round bid process, we figure out the rent and expense build up, along with developing a business plan. In the Final Bid stage, confirmatory diligence, a thorough operations team review, and documentation take place before closing.

Management

At University Partners, we manage for ourselves better than anyone else could, which is why we have chosen to manage for others. To us, it’s all about providing excellent customer service with a personal touch. By analyzing market trends and property performance, as well as specializing in lease-ups and development services, we are able to arrange quick transitions through every stage. 

Our experienced management team, integrated operating capabilities, and ongoing training allow us to provide the very best for our partners, investors, and students. 

 

Executive team