A Legacy of Expertise in Student Housing

Campus Advantage was founded in 2003 by former Community Assistants in Austin, Texas. Entrepreneurially driven, the company has been built from the ground up by a talented staff and remains privately held to this day. We are proud of our many accomplishments achieved throughout the years.


Grand Opening of The Knox in Knoxville Tennessee, Campus Advantage’s first JV development

The Knox

Acquires First Street Place, Greenville, NC, first acquisition with Waypoint Residential

First Street Place

Renewal Campaign wins IAC Outstanding Integrated Ad Campaign and Best Real Estate Integrated Ad Campaign

Renewal Campaign

Acquires The Edge in Orlando, FL

Campus Advantage acquires its 20th property, Beacon

The Beacon


Achieves a record 48% returning resident ratio in its third-party managed properties

Achieves 96% occupancy rate and 3.5% average effective rental rate increase in its controlled portfolio

Cumulatively raises more than $150,000 for Relay For Life, including $10,000 at its Tobin Lofts property

Launches the first Campus Advantage national corporate internship in Austin, TX


Achieves 96% occupancy rate in its controlled portfolio and a record 47% returning resident ratio

Breaks ground on The Knox in Knoxville, TN – a Campus Advantage development

Acquires $210 million in student housing assets and becomes largest acquirer of student housing since January 2013

Partners with the White House’s It’s On Us™ program

Campus Advantage acquires its 15th property, ON50



Campus Advantage acquires its 10th property, Campus Pointe

Campus Pointe

Joint venture formed with major state pension fund to invest and operate student housing

Forms Campus Advantage Russia and conducts extensive consulting for Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)


Achieves unprecedented 46% returning resident ratio

Raises nearly $45,000 for Relay For Life and receives National Team Program Award from American Cancer Society

Launches National Voter Education Initiative

Secures $75 million in joint venture equity


Exceeds over $200 million in acquired assets with acquisition of Crimson, our 7th property

Completes 160 consulting services to date

Resident Number 100,000 moves into a Campus Advantage property


Cosponsors ACUHO-I Work Study trip to seven universities in China

Campus Advantage ranked #1886 on the 2010 Inc. 5000

Campus Advantage performs 7th international consulting study

Campus Advantage acquires its 5th property, Hawks Ridge in Iowa City, Iowa

Hawks Ridge


Trains its 1,000th community assistant

Campus Advantage ranked #645 on 2009 Inc. 5000

Consulting services completes its 100th study


Campus Advantage surpasses 500 employee mark

Campus Advantage ranked #541 on the 2008 Inc. 5000


Campus Advantage acquires its first property, University Crossing in Manhattan, Kansas

Campus Advantage becomes the nation’s largest operator of privately owned full-service residence halls

Campus Advantage executes first $100 million joint venture with CalSTRS.

Campus Advantage forms Catalyst, an integrated marketing communications agency dedicated to student housing

Consulting and development services created


Campus Advantage operates 15,000 beds

Campus Advantage awarded CaISTRS Portfolio, totaling 16 communities


Campus Advantage operates 9,000 beds

Campus Advantage hires first Regional Manager


Campus Advantage operates 5,000 beds

Campus Advantage establishes a national voter registration initiative through Residence Life


Campus Advantage operates 2,000 beds at four communities

Campus Advantage establishes Students First™ Residence Life program under the leadership of Dan Oltersdorf

Campus Advantage Founded

March 3, 2003