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Student Housing Business Innovator Awards – Best Use of Sustainable Design/Construction 2021

Lantana Hall - The project was selected among 140 student housing developments submitted for a total of 25 award categories. Entrants into the category were judged on multiple criteria including: how the use of green and sustainable construction and development served the mission of the university as a forward-thinking institution; how the use of green and sustainable construction […]

Student Housing Business Innovator Awards – Best Public Private Partnership Development 2021

Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons - The P3 project was selected among 140 student housing developments submitted for a total of 25 award categories. The awards were judged on multiple criteria including: the unique need the project solved for the university; why the P3 structure was advantageous for the school, its residents, and the developer; building architecture; the design fit within […]

Capstone and Harrison Street Awarded Best Public-Private Partnership Development by Student Housing Business for the Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons at University of Chicago

BIRMINGHAM, AL & CHICAGO, IL - Capstone Development Partners (“Capstone”) and Harrison Street today announced that Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons at the University of Chicago was awarded the Best Public-Private Partnership (P3) Development at Student Housing Business’ 11th Annual Innovator Awards event held July 14, 2021  during the Interface Student Housing conference in Austin, TX. The P3 project was selected […]

Rethinking Your Summer Turn Process

Turnover, or “Turn” is a critical component in successfully managing student housing. This is the process of ensuring every unit in your community is repaired, cleaned and ready for new students to move into come fall. At times it can feel a bit like an automated, robotic process, but it’s an important step in building […]

Coffee Chat with Dan Bethers, Construction Manager

As part of our Coffee Chat series, a Capstone employee will be interviewed each month and featured in our monthly newsletter, The Erudite. For the July issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Dan Bethers. Dan has been in the construction industry for most of his life, first starting while in college. Since joining Capstone, […]

Construction Begins on New Residence Hall at Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL - Lynn University alongside its finance, development, design and construction teams officially broke ground on a new residence hall. The $40.5 million building will provide affordable, university housing for 342 upperclassmen. It’s set to open for the Fall 2022 semester. The project is in collaboration with Capstone Development Partners, a national student housing developer, and its […]

The Closing Team’s Roadmap for a Timely and Successful Financial Closing

Late nights and early mornings. Poring over the details of every document. Reminding others what they said they would do. Being reminded of what you said you would do. Double-checking your checklist. Tracking down signatures. All for a BIG day — financial closing. Marked in red on your calendar. A week (or at least a day) of vacation following. The BIG day comes. Everyone […]

Achieving the Final 5 Percent of the Construction Schedule

With June comes summer, outdoor activities, family vacations, baseball, and pool time.  In student housing development and construction, it also brings crunch-time and urgency to finish the construction of projects in time for occupancy as students return for the fall semester.  For the project and university teams, this crunch-time means focusing on punch activities, getting […]