Could the student housing boom lead to a bubble?

Real estate experts are concerned about oversupply

February 15, 2013 |
The $158 million student residential tower at Brandywine Realty Trusts Cira Sou

Student housing has been one of the bright spots in the multifamily construction sector in recent years. Demand for higher-quality housing on university and college campuses has led developers and builders, including Toll Brothers and Brandywine Realty Trust, to invest in new construction projects. But, as CoStar Group's Randyl Drummer writes, the boom in student housing, combined with lower-than-expected college enrollments, slowed preleasing, and rising university tuition, may be cause for concern for oversupply in the market.


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