More traditional approaches to housing planning focus on unit type preferences, rent tolerances, and the relative demand for off-campus housing options.

In contrast, COCM and our Fresh Eyes Consulting Program focuses on organic growth. How full-time student enrollment – both historical and projections for future growth – informs the planning process for an on-campus housing program. And conversely, how a housing program – when carefully planned and positioned to recruit and retain a student – can serve as a tool in enrollment growth.

We offer Fresh Eyes consulting and other services to help your institution make sound decisions when planning existing and/or proposed new on-campus housing. Decisions that will help you grow, recruit new students and retain existing ones.

We also provide the same services to architects, master planners, and developers to provide insight and recommendations for the programing of new and renovated student housing – both during the proposal stage and in the project work after selection.

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