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Carter’s New Student Housing Project Receives Media Coverage

Recently, Carter announced our newest student housing project: a 198-unit, 590-bed development located less than half a mile from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since the announcement, a number of both local and national media outlets have covered the story.

The San Antonio Business Journal covered the news on their blog, Alamo City Beat, where they noted that “[UTSA] may be Carter’s first project in San Antonio and Texas, but it is not the firm’s first student-housing development. This past August saw the debut of Highland Square — a $40 million, 753-bed student-housing community in Oxford, Miss.”

Last week, on October 11th, 2013 the San Antonio Business Journal continued its coverage with a front-page teaser on the story under Real Estate header, “Atlanta developer plans a major student-housing project in San Antonio” and the full article, “Carter helping to build up UTSA’s campus profile” on Page 10. David Nelson, a Carter vice president, provided commentary for the article. “Tier 1 schools need housing,” he said. “They need amenities that say ‘This is a true campus environment.’”

Multi-Housing News (MHN) posted an article about the announcement, including exclusive comments from Carter chief development office, Conor McNally. Conor reported to MHN that he sees two factors that will continue to drive demand for purpose-built student housing in the San Antonio market. “First, as with many other university markets around the country, newer purpose-built student housing product is replacing demand for older apartment and single-family rental product in the market,” he says. “Students are being given better options both in terms of proximity to campus and quality of amenities and finishes.”

University Herald, a higher education institution news publication, included Carter’s project in an article titled “Top 10 American Colleges with Lowest Room and Board Fee” just a few days ago about the additional financial burden that students face when charged a Room and Board Fee. According to University Herald, Carter’s project could help UTSA students by providing a more affordable off-campus housing option.  

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