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You Learn: Why investors increasingly love student housing

March 19, 2024 36 Minute Listen

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Student housing has become a darling of the multifamily asset class. Real estate investor Brian Dinerstein and CBRE’s Jaclyn Fitts explain how the sector has bounced back from pandemic-era challenges and offers enticing opportunities for investors.

You Learn: Why investors increasingly love student housing

March 19, 2024 36 Minute Listen

You Learn: Why investors increasingly love student housing

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Student housing has been better insulated against rising interest rates than conventional multifamily housing.

  2. Large public colleges and universities provide the best environment for institutional grade multifamily student housing.

  3. Student housing now is a much different product than what was developed two decades ago.


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Brian Dinerstein

CEO, The Dinerstein Companies

Brian Dinerstein is the CEO of The Dinerstein Companies, a leading real estate development and management firm. With a focus on multifamily and student housing sectors, Brian's leadership has propelled the company's success. Known for innovative designs and commitment to sustainability, he has established The Dinerstein Companies as a prominent industry player.

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Jaclyn G. Fitts

EVP & Co-leader, U.S. Student Housing, CBRE

Jaclyn Fitts is Executive Vice President and co-leads the CBRE National Student Housing team. During her tenure with the team, Ms. Fitts has transacted more than $11 billion in student housing properties and leads the investment sales platform on a national basis.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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