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Student Residence Building Proposed for Motel Village

May 2017

Campus Suites of Toronto is proposing to build a 28 storey residential tower in Calgary’s Motel Village. The 328-unit building designed by ARK Inc. will be targeting students as well as employees of the nearby Foothills Medical Centre, and will feature furnished suite rentals based primarily around one-year leases. Everything from location to amenities has […]

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Urban buildings repurposed for student housing

February 2017

From the brand-new aquatics centre in Scarborough to the world-class cycling velodrome in Milton, the legacy of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games can be seen right across the Greater Toronto Area. Chief among the beneficiaries, though, is Toronto’s George Brown College, which gained its first student residence in the process. This was […]

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ParcCite among THE BEST BARGAINS FOR STUDENT HOUSING ACROSS CANADA

January 2017

Finding affordable housing that offers a great location with an array of amenities can be a challenging task for student tenants. To help these first-time apartment hunters out, we’ve compiled some of the best bargains in student housing for each province across Canada.   To Read More, Please CLICK HERE

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Student Housing Top Of Mind For York U. Markham Campus

January 2017

Student housing has come up again and again, especially in light of the city’s ongoing basement apartment and rooming house debate. Markham’s York University Campus committee got a glimpse of what modern student housing looks like — and it’s not an influx of basement apartments. And gone are the days of a two students sharing […]

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Asset Campus Housing Expands into Canadian Student Housing Market as New Manager of Montreal Property

October 2016

HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Oct 25, 2016) –  Asset Campus Housing’s extensive experience — both domestically and internationally — has helped it take its first steps into the Canadian student housing market as Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors and Campus Suites tap the student housing company to manage Montreal’s Parc Cité. Asset Campus manages 10 other […]

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Quad promises relief for York’s overflowing residences

September 2016

Current construction near Pond Road will soon redeem itself in the form of a new residence building known as the Quad, set to open next fall. Relative to other universities, York offers proportionately fewer on-campus student housing beds for its large student population, according to the York University Development Corporation. Moreover, occupancy rates have reached […]

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York University To Break Ground On New Student Residence

March 2016

While the Spadina subway extension project should make commuting easier for York University students, the school is offering an alternative: live on campus. York breaks ground this Thursday at its Keele Campus, where construction for a 812-bed residence is slated to begin. The development, dubbed The Quad, will span more than 32,000 square metres, including […]

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Wyse to install sub-metering at The Quad at York

February 2016

Wyse has announced a partnership with FCS Development Corporation to deliver turnkey sub-metering solutions to The Quad at York – a new, pre-eminent and purpose-built student housing community on the York University Keele Campus in Toronto. Envisioned as a major architectural statement, The Quad at York will include 812 beds in two six-storey buildings. The […]

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Private developers redefine student living

November 2015

Student living doesn’t get much ritzier than at 1Eleven. The lobby offers a café and restaurant lounge with brick walls, artsy decor and colourful furniture. There’s a generously equipped gym, a quiet study room surrounded by hand-painted wall art and kitchens with multiple ovens, sinks and dining tables. The average room is decked out with […]

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Beyond the Border

November 2015

As the U.S. student housing market matures, many companies are considering alternate strategies when it comes to expanding their portfolios. Topping that list is looking outside the U.S. borders for student housing opportunities in Canada, the United Kingdom and beyond. While appealing in concept, expanding internationally and working in a foreign country comes with challenges […]

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Private developers pry open student housing market

February 2015

As the University of Ottawa copes with a space shortage on campus, private developers in the area are taking advantage of a bloated student housing market. A new privately run residence within walking distance of the University of Ottawa is set to open in September, as co-developers Campus Suites and CA Student Living finalize the […]

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USTCI – Canadian Excellence Award 2013

January 2015

United States Trade and Commerce Institute (USTCI) – Canadian Excellence Award 2013 Campus Suites Inc was awarded the Canadian Excellence Award 2013 by USTCI for their excellence in commerce.

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Hotel Conversion Part of Ottawa’s Growing Student Housing

January 2015

 A hallway door separates the beige hotel walls from the trendy orange,  brown and teal motif of Ottawa’s newest privately-run student residence. Henry Morton points out the obvious changes on the ninth floor of the  old Holiday Inn on Cooper St. On one side of the door, a typical hotel c  corridor is now a work […]

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Montreal’s All New Urban Residency

December 2014

This Is Montreal’s All-New “Urban Art” Student Residency On Park Avenue Montreal’s buildings and walls are alive with vibrancy and colour, a sensory experience created by the many murals and pieces of street art found in the city’s streets. Walking about Montreal is the only way to feel the energy of the city’s urban art, […]

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Catching Up With Canada – Student Housing Business Magazine

November 2014

Cathing Up With Canada Many say Canada is years behind in purpose-built student housing, but those who operate there say the U.S. still has a lot to understand about its neighbors to the north. Campus Suites developed Parc Cite in Montreal. It opened this year and features the culture of Montreal through its use of […]

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Downtown Ottawa Hotel Set to Become Private Student Residence

June 2014

A downtown hotel minutes away from the University of Ottawa is set to be sold to a private student residence company this summer and reopen within a year. Campus Suites Inc. is adding the Holiday Inn at 111 Cooper St. to its list of projects that already includes properties primarily in the U.S., as well as in  Montreal and Toronto. Its Ottawa […]

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Cooper Street Hotel Could Become Student Housing Complex

June 2014

A downtown Ottawa hotel could be turned into student housing, as Campus Suites Inc. and Holiday Inn and Suites finalize the sale of the building on Cooper Street. The hotel at 111 Cooper Street, between Cartier Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive, currently boasts about 220 units. If the sale is finalized, Campus Suites president Henry […]

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Downtown Holiday Inn to Become Student Residences

February 2014

 One privately held U.S. fund is in the late stages of a separate deal to  buy yet another downtown hotel — a property that would be the fourth  building converted into student housing, an industry source told The Gazette. “Right now, the (student housing) choices are very limited,” said Henry Morton, president of Toronto-based Campus […]

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Meet the Pioneers of Student Housing

April 2013

HENRY A. MORTON Campus Suites president Henry Morton has previously co-developed, or is developing, over 13,900 student housing and conventional bedroom units in Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Arizona and Montana, with a value of over $500 million. In addition, his property management company has simultaneously managed in excess of 4,500 leases. His […]

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How and Why Online Leasing Increases Lease Percentages

March 2013

Online leasing is a highly effective module, both internally and externally. Internally, online leasing creates a more efficient and organized workplace. The platform consolidates paperwork and eliminates incomplete lease documents. The beauty of today’s online leasing platforms is their ability to monitor the application process by not allowing applicants to move forward in the process […]

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Toronto Multifamily Remains Tight as Rents Rise and Concessions Fade

November 2012

“Rental rates and concessions both seemed to have firmed up over the last couple of quarters,” says Henry Morton, president of Campus Suites—which own and operates a number of units in the Toronto metro area. Morton adds: “Occupancy may or may not be up, as various owners [and] managers make economic decisions based upon their net […]

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Canada: The Land of Student Housing Opportunity

November 2012

President of Campus Suites, Henry Morton, provides Student Housing Business with the following information. Students want to be provided with high-quality living options and become quickly frustrated when there aren’t any options that meet the needs and demands of their lifestyle. There are some estimates that say that only 16,000-18,000 purpose-built student housing beds have […]

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Multi-Phase P3 Will Add Housing and More at Canada’s Third Largest University

July 2012

Forum Equity Partners Inc., a Canadian-based infrastructure and real estate investment and development firm, and Campus Suites Inc. will build a student housing community at York University. The development, Pond’s Edge, will be financed and constructed on land leased from the university for 70 years. The two companies have formed a partnership for this venture, the York […]

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Campus Suites & Forum Equity Partners Chosen as Preferred Proponent

July 2012

Forum Equity Partners Inc., a Canadian-based infrastructure and real estate investment and development firm, and Campus Suites Inc., an international student housing development company, have been confirmed by the University’s Board of Governors as the preferred proponent for Toronto’s York University’s newest student lifestyle community, Pond’s Edge. Click to Read More.

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These Waterloo Student Condos are Ready for ‘Crazy Stuff’

July 2012

Parents investing in “kiddie condos” for their university-level children is not a new phenomenon — many parents-turned-landlords have scooped up rental properties for their kids, leasing the other rooms as an alternative to paying rent. “Sometimes, people don’t always recognize that prices don’t always go up. And they don’t always realize that managing one or two […]

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New Student Housing Moves One Step Closer

July 2012

The Board of Governors of York University recently approved the selection of Forum Equity Partners and Campus Suites Inc., an International Student Housing Development Company, as the lead proponent to develop and manage a new suite style student housing project at the southeast corner of Pond and Sentinel Roads. Click to Read More.

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Campus Suites Adds Acquisitions, Asset Management Group

June 2012

The Florida-based company has more than 30 years of development experience, including 13 in student housing. The new division is aimed at growing the company’s student housing brand in the U.S. and Canada. Click to Read More.

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Campus Suites Forms New Division

June 2012

Campus Suites has launched a new acquisitions and asset management division called Suite Life Group. The group is targeting acquisitions and growth in Canada as well as in secondary U.S. markets. There are currently five acquisition projects in the pipeline. Click to Read More.

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Suite Life Group Launches as Asset Management Division of Campus Suites

June 2012

The new division will position the brand as an even larger player in the student housing industry. Now, the company plans to grow internationally in Canada along with additional U.S. projects, specifically focused in secondary markets. Henry Morton, president of both Campus Suites and the Suite Life Group, is leading the charge to identify and secure […]

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Suite Life Group Launches as Student Housing Acquistion & Asset Management Division of Campus Suites

June 2012

Campus Suites, a national student housing development company, announced today the launch of a new acquisitions and asset management division called Suite Life Group. With more than 30 years of multifamily experience and 13 years in the student housing industry, the Campus Suites team has built name for itself as one of the leading student housing […]

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Campus Suites on REBusiness Online

May 2012

Campus Suites, a national student housing development company, has sold its 756 bed student housing community, Campus Suites on the Lake, in West Lafayette. The community serving Purdue University was sold to The Scion Group. Click to Read More.

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Scion Group Buys Campus Suites Property

May 2012

Campus Suites owned and operated the property prior to selling it to The Scion Group. The luxury student housing community was in the mid 90-percentile occupancy with a 90 percent pre-leasing occupancy rate for the 2013 academic year. “The current market conditions provided the investors of Campus Suites on the Lake a solid exit opportunity,” said […]

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College Newspaper Praises A Campus Suites Property

May 2012

Western Kentucky University students voted College Suites at Campbell Lane “Best Off-Campus Housing” in the campus newspaper, the College Heights Herald. The property received the same award last year. College Suites is a 756-bed luxury student housing community developed by Campus Suites. The property has several amenities and hosts events including block parties, casino night […]

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Campus Suites Sells Student Housing Property at Purdue University

May 2012

Campus Suites, a national student housing development company, announced the sale of its 756-bed student housing community, Campus Suites on the Lake, located in West Lafayette, IN. The community serving Purdue University was sold yesterday to The Scion Group. Campus Suites fully owned and operated the property prior to selling it to The Scion Group, […]

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WKU Student Housing Wins Student Accolade Second Time

May 2012

The Campus Suites property in this instance is College Suites at Campbell Lane in Bowling Green, Ky., which was recently voted “Best Off-Campus Housing” by students of Western Kentucky University. This is the second year that College Suites at Campbell Lane has been accorded that honor by students. College Suites is a student housing complex located […]

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Student Housing Project To Be Presented To City Commission

April 2012

Bozeman city leaders will hear plans for a major apartment complex on Montana State University’s south side. The complex will sit on privately owned near Kagy and 11th just southwest of Bobcat Stadium. It will be built in phases and when it is done will house around 500 apartments. Click to Read More

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Bozeman City Commission Approves Student Housing Community

April 2012

Bozeman City Commissioners gave the go-ahead Monday night for a new neighborhood with enough apartments to house 500 college students south of Montana State University. The commission voted 4-0 to approve the master site plan for South University District. Belgrade-based RTR Holdings II intends to build group-living style apartments for students, commercial spaces for businesses […]

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Bozeman to Consider Plan for Student Housing Community South of MSU

April 2012

A plan to build a new housing neighborhood with enough apartments for 500 college students is going before the Bozeman City Commission. Phase one consists of Stadium View Student Apartments, which consist of six, three-story buildings and a mixed-use commercial and residential building housing a restaurant and businesses. Click to Read More

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The Varsity to Rise Quickly in College Park

January 2012

While many housing projects in the metro area are getting underway thanks to government subsidies, University of Maryland student housing is going private. Clark Builders Group are ahead of schedule on The Varsity, a six-story, 258-unit apartment complex being developed by College Park Gateway Properties. Contractors report that they are currently “topping out framing, hanging drywall, installing interior trim […]

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Campus Suites/Ultimate Student Living makes Top 25 owners list

July 2011

This year, in an effort to conduct a ranking of the industry’s Top 25 Owners of Student Housing, Student Housing Business performed a survey of the top owners in the industry. SHB opted to use the number if beds owned as a benchmark for the survey to determine the largest owner.      

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Construction Under Way at U. of Maryland for The Varsity

July 2011

Construction is under way for The Varsity, a new luxury student housing project located just off campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. The project is situated adjacent to campus on Baltimore Avenue. It features 901 beds in a variety of apartment-style floor plans.  Click to Read More

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Campus Suites Communities Go to Head of Class

July 2011

Remember when collegians choosing off-campus housing lived in bare bones abodes notable for their cramped quarters and communal bathrooms? Click to Read More

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Celebrity chef Flay opening burger joint near UMd.

July 2011

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to open a Bobby’s Burger Palace in College Park’s The Varsity, the new luxury student housing complex slated to open in August. The burger joint, which will showcases 10 signature burgers inspired by Flay’s travels, is scheduled to open in the ground floor of the complex on Sept. 1. Read more here.

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Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace To Open At “The Varsity” In College Park, Md.

May 2011

The new luxury student housing complex, The Varsity, announced today that celebrity chef Bobby Flay will open a location of his fast causal burger concept restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace in the street level of the complex. Bobby’s Burger Palace showcases ten signature burgers inspired by Chef Bobby Flay’s extensive travels throughout America and love of the grill. Read more […]

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Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace to Open at ‘The Varsity” At College Park, Md.

May 2011

The new luxury student housing complex, The Varsity, announced that celebrity chef Bobby Flay will open a location of his fast causal burger concept restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace in the street level of the complex. Bobby’s Burger Palace showcases ten signature burgers inspired by Chef Bobby Flay‘s extensive travels throughout America and love of the grill. The restaurant […]

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Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace to Open at “The Varsity” in College Park, Md.

May 2011

The new luxury student housing complex, The Varsity, announced today that celebrity chef Bobby Flay will open a location of his fast causal  burger concept restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace in the street level of the complex. Bobby’s Burger Palace showcases ten signature burgers inspired by Chef Bobby Flay’s extensive travels throughout America and love of the grill. Read […]

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College Park dorm has a ‘W Hotel feel’

May 2011

The developer of the Varsity, a new student housing complex rising in College Park, admits it’s more like a luxury hotel than a conventional dorm. “It has a high-end, W Hotel-type feel to it,” said Donnie Gross, CEO of Bethesda-based Potomac Holdings LLC, which is developing the 901-bed complex next to the University of Maryland with […]

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Student housing increases with high rise apartments

April 2011

College Park residents have noticed the changing structure of the city, with many recent high-rise apartment complexes constructed along Route 1 — though not all think they are necessary. Some of these new apartments, mostly targeted toward University of Maryland students include the University View, The Varsity, the Enclave and Mazza Grandmarc. Read more here. […]

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Full Bars

April 2011

As residents become more cell phone and smart phone dependent, progressive apartment owners and developers are looking for ways to deliver reception-haven properties. Ultimate Student Living uses high-technogy  devices to spot cell service “dead zones” and fix problems right away to cater to student needs- Click to Read More

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Life is Suite living at Campus Suites

February 2011

Campus Suites is the perfect student accommodation located just off the Lightrail at Apache and Mc Clintock station. With two bedroom suites currently starting at $745, three bedroom suites starting at $675 and four bedrooms starting at $635. This complex offers some of the best facilities along the Lightrail. Each room consists of private bathrooms for each […]

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Residence on the Rail

January 2011

For most students, living near the Metro Light Rail has serious appeal. Driving to and parking on campus gets expensive, and many students commute between multiple campuses. Light rail-adjacent apartments market themselves as such, drawing more and more residents with each dollar rise on the gas pump. Read more!

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Royal Farms Coming to New Student Housing Complex, “The Varsity,” in College Park

January 2011

The new luxury student housing complex, The Varsity, announced today that the Baltimore-based convenience store chain Royal Farms will open a store in the street level of the building. The new luxury student housing complex, The Varsity, announced today that the Baltimore-based convenience store chain Royal Farms will open a store in the street level of […]

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Construction Under Way at U. of Maryland for The Varsity

November 2010

Construction is under way for The Varsity, a new luxury student housing project located just off campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. The project is situated adjacent to campus on Baltimore Avenue. It features 901 beds in a variety of apartment-style floor plans. Units feature upscale amenities such as flat-screen televisions, granite […]

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The Varsity is under way in College Park

November 2010

An unconventional dorm is rising in College Park, with rooms that include individual washer and dryer units, flat-screen TVs and granite counter tops. The Varsity, a 901-bed luxury student housing complex, is expected to deliver at the University of Maryland next August. Located next to the campus on Baltimore Avenue, the project will help alleviate […]

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ASU off-campus housing cracks down on underage drinking

August 2010

The growth at Arizona State University has sparked the construction of numerous privately-owned apartment complexes, including the Vue on Apache, Campus Suites on the Rail and the new Block 1949, aimed mainly at students. Many of the off-campus complexes advertise themselves as a more lenient alternative for over-21 students who are not allowed to drink […]

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Tempe businesses see benefits from light rail

November 2009

Raveen Arora doesn’t need a researcher to tell him that development along Apache Boulevard has been a success in the wake of light rail’s opening last year.In the past year, Grigio Metro, a mixed retail and residential building, and student-housing projects Campus Suites and The Vue have been built on the Apache corridor of light […]

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New student housing units moving forward near ASU campus

June 2009

Owners of The Vue on Apache, a new student housing project near Arizona State University, may be among a handful of developers rejoicing in this time of economic uncertainty. Campus Suites on the Rail, developed by Florida-based Campus Suites in association with Ultimate Student Living LLP, will have a majority of its 299 units, totaling […]

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Apache Boulevard gets lift from light rail, housing construction

April 2009

Construction in most of the Valley of the Sun has slowed to a crawl — but not along Apache Boulevard in Tempe. The street is humming with activity, in part because it cuts through the middle ofArizona State University’s campus and is on the Valley Metro light rail line. Read more here!  

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