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Working Together to Provide the Best Quality and Select the Best Building Components in Student Housing Development

Universities have a variety of reasons for considering a Public-Private Partnership (or P3) over more traditional design-bid-build models of project delivery based on specific goals and objectives of the institution. The most common reasons generally seem to include 1) supplementing university expertise and staffing, 2) improving speed-to-market, 3) expanding access to private capital/ insulation from […]

Selecting and Maintaining Interior Flooring for Student Housing Communities

With our focus being student housing, selecting the appropriate interior finishes is extremely important for the maintenance, aesthetic and lifecycle of each building.  Our job as designers is to create spaces that attract students, while ensuring the proper function of the space.  The design team evaluates each project based on location, desired aesthetics, and budget […]

Coffee Chat with Abigail Robertson, Development Associate

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 March issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Abigail Robertson. Abigail joined Capstone in 2019 as an intern and upon graduation from Samford University in Spring 2020 she officially joined […]

Celebrating Women at Capstone – 2021 International Women’s Day

The month of March marks Women’s History month and specifically organizations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. At Capstone, we are thankful for the women both in our workplace and all around the world, and this year International Women’s Day made for the perfect opportunity to celebrate the women of our […]

2021 Financial Outlook for the Higher Education Sector

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have sweeping impacts on higher education as pressure on tuition and auxiliary revenues are compounded by reduced state funding. However, there is a justified or renewed sense of optimism for the year ahead as promising treatment and vaccine news coupled with the potential for another round of federal stimulus offers […]

Caring for Student Housing Facilities

One of the areas that is largely misunderstood as it relates to the operation of student housing communities is how they are typically managed. Capstone works closely with our institutional partners to identify the most efficient and mutually beneficial approach to maintaining a project to ensure a seamless student experience. As your P3 partner, we […]

Coffee Chat with Marichal Moranda, Project Coordinator

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 February issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Marichal Moranda. Marichal joined Capstone in 2017 as Project Coordinator for the Capstone Team as we launched into the predevelopment stage of […]

Higher Ed in 2021

Happy New Year!  2020 was a tough and challenging year for many of us, certainly those of us operating in the higher education space.  It was uniquely a year that most of us are glad to have behind us.  Never have we seen so many significant, challenging situations — social, medical and environmental, all seemingly […]

Coffee Chat with Tonia Christensen, VP Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Coffee Chat with Tonia Christensen 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 January issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Tonia Christensen. Tonia joined Capstone in 2006 and since then has been an instrumental part of the […]

Development and Construction Managers’ Lessons Learned from 2020

There is something to be said about never letting a good crisis go to waste.  At the core of that statement is a notion to look past the negative and search for the positive.  One of the positives from 2020 is that conditions around the pandemic and the volatility in certain markets has required CDP […]