Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Student-Housing Developments Seen in New Light

The student-housing sector has been gaining respect lately. With rising college enrollment and landlords boosting rents, returns of REITs that own student housing are approaching those that focus on rental apartments. New development and sales of the properties are also increasing. American Campus Commuinities, Inc. the nation's first and largest student-housing REIT, has posted a return topping 30% in the past year. Educational Realty Trust, Inc. has had a gain topping 35% for the same period.

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