AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 2, 2016 – PRLog — The student housing industry saw more than $3.5 billion in transacted assets in 2015 and continues to see increased interest from companies looking to join the industry, but the highly specialized operations of purpose-built student housing almost requires investors follow an exhaustive due diligence process to accurately confirm underwriting assumptions and evaluate potential investment success.
In its 13-year history, Campus Advantage has performed dozens of due diligence analyses for both our own acquisitions and developments but also for more than 20 third-party clients looking to invest in this growing sector. In a new white paper released by the company, Campus Advantage discusses the four main pillars of the due diligence process that it has identified over time. These include the following:
• Property Condition
• Financial Analysis
• Budget Analysis
• Market Analysis
Campus Advantage’s Brittany Copland, director of market research, and Madison Meier, director of business development and transitions, explore each of these pillars in-depth in the white paper, titled “Student Housing Spotlight: Four Pillars of Effective Due Diligence,” which can be downloaded at www.campusadv.com/ca-white-paper/ca-white-paper-four-pillars-of-effective-due-diligence.
“Thorough and effective due diligence of a property can mean the difference between financial success and failure,” according to the white paper. “Having an unbiased perspective on the core pillars of the due diligence process can keep you, and your investors, from making decisions that aren’t based on solid data and analysis. This allows you to walk into your new investment with eyes wide open as to the strengths and challenges of a property and market, and create your business plan to be successful.”
The white paper offers valuable insights that investors and new entrants to the student housing market can use to make sure they are doing what they need to do to protect their investments and set themselves up for success in the industry.
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About Campus Advantage
Campus Advantage is an Austin-based real estate firm that offers student housing management, development, acquisition, and consulting services. The company has been creating successful communities since its founding in 2003. Its proven expertise and time-tested approach creates better student living experiences, which in turn creates financial success. For additional information, please visit http://www.campusadv.com.