What We’re Reading Now

The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom Does the equity and appreciation of your home influence your student’s educational choices?  If so, what does the future hold? Fannie Mae: Confidence in Economy and Home Values Increasing It is good to hear some positive news in the real estate market…

Transition Troubles?

I began my journey into Student Affairs in January of 2012 when I entered the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Housing Internship search. After about a month and a half of scanning job descriptions, researching host institutions, and penning cover letters, I accepted my first post-undergrad position. Now, the only…

MassArt’s dorm a bold statement in the skyline

The new MassArt Residence Hall rises 20 stories above Huntington Avenue. The new dorm tower at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the most interesting Boston high-rise in years. Even though it isn’t finished, it’s already an architectural landmark, rising like a multicolored flag above Huntington Avenue. There’s a youthfulness about this building, a…

Exactly what is a REIT? – Part Three

3 of 3  How have REITs entered the on-campus housing world in recent years? And how have they influenced the on-campus student housing world?  In the last of a three-part interview, Will Davenport, Chief Operating Officer of Capstone On-Campus, provides an overview for student housing professionals interested in learning more about this topic.

Exactly what is a REIT? – Part Two

2 of 3 How have REITs entered the on-campus housing world in recent years?  And how have they influenced the on-campus student housing world?  Part two of a three-part interview with Will Davenport, Chief Operating Officer of Capstone On-Campus, provides an overview for student housing professionals interested in learning more about this topic.

Exactly what is a REIT? – Part One

How have REITs entered the on-campus housing world in recent years?  And how have they influenced the on-campus student housing world?  Part one of a three-part interview with Will Davenport, Chief Operating Officer of Capstone On-Campus, provides an overview for student housing professionals interested in learning more about this topic.

What We’re Reading Now

The white paper issued by Romney On his Plan for Education if elected FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Blueprint for Keeping College Affordable and Within Reach for All Americans | The White House Capstone On-Campus Management is proud to employ over 600 people committed to improving our student communities.  We are proud of their commitment to…

Providing Remarkable Services

I am a big Seth Godin fan.  His blog is one of the few that I read faithfully every day.  It always has something insightful and/or thought-provoking about marketing and customer service that you can actually put to use. January 1st of 2012 marked a new chapter for the student housing professionals of Capstone On-Campus…

What We’re Reading Now

“As a management company focused on managing student housing for not for profit owners, assisting our Universities in helping to keep higher education affordable has taken center stage.  This resource “The Project on Student Debt” provides invaluable insight into how educational debt is shaping our present and the future.  A significant expense category in the…

Thinking About Move-Out

As housing professionals, this is the time of year when we need to be thinking about move out.  Our days and nights may instead be filled with end of the year awards ceremonies, good bye dinners and last minute reports.  But a little focus on move-out can make life easier over the next few weeks.…